The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on November 22, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars on guitar fast with easy chords options, easy strumming, no complicated theory and without a capo (if you don’t have one or don’t want to use one). Learn how to play and sing this song in 2 easy steps.

STEP 1: WATCH THE GUITAR TUTORIAL

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

STEP 2: REFER TO TUTORIAL NOTES

INTRO:
  • G D C x2
CHORUS 1:
  • G D C (–Today I…anything)
  • G D C (–I just… bed)
  • G D C
  • G D C
VERSE 1:
  • G D C (–I’m gonna kick up…. hand in my pants)
  • G D C (–Nobody’s…)
  • G D C
  • G D C
PRE- CHORUS:
  • Am Bm C D (–Yes I said… cause I can)
CHORUS 2: (Only difference from 1st Chorus is the ‘Ooo, ooo’ part at the end)
  • G D C (–Today I…anything)
  • G D C (–I just… bed)
  • G D C
  • G D C
  • G D C (–Ooo, Ooo…nothing at all)
  • G D C (–Ooo, Ooo…nothing at all)
[VERSE 2]
[PRE-CHORUS]
[CHORUS 3]

(Chorus 3 is the same as Chorus 1 – from the chorus it goes straight into the bridge)

BRIDGE:
  • Am D G D
  • C G (–No no no..)
  • Am D G D
  • C G (–Yeah yeah yeah…)
  • D
[CHORUS] (Final) (Same as Chorus 2 with the ‘Ooo, Ooo’ part)

Click Here for Chords & Lyrics on Ultimate-Guitar.com
Note: Chords on Ultimate Guitar may be different from the tutorial above due to being in a different key or because the author has simply used different chords from my version. Use the transposing tool available on their site to transpose chords to the key you wish to play in.
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BEGINNER TIPS:

The original key of the song is B so capo the 4th fret and use the chords below if you want to play in the same key as the original song.

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CHORDS USED (5): G D Am C Bm

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: B (Capo 4th fret)
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only:
  • down down DOWN down down down DOWN down
Up and Down Strokes:
  • down down DOWN (down up) down down DOWN (down up)
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Help Me Dude – I’m a COMPLETE beginner and still need help

  1. Check out the Free Beginner Guitar Course and Lessons  on the site to see if they help
  2. Send me an email through the contact form here and I’ll do my best to help answer your question (silly questions allowed).

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura June 4, 2012 at 12:59 am

could you please do a tutorial of Who Knew by Pink, if you don’t mind :)

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Andreas July 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Hey mate. Love your lessons!

For me who is a beguinner can you please set if its hard to learn, easy, etc please!

Thanks for learning me mate! (Sorry for bad english)

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William Lee April 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Thanks!! ! Simple and awesome tutorials !:D

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