Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes ft Adam Levine – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on February 29, 2012

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes on guitar fast with easy chords options, no complicated theory and without a capo (if you don’t have one or don’t want to use one). This song features Adam Levine of Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy and was performed on the Glee episode “Heart”. 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

CHORUS 1:
  • Em C G D (–My hearts a stereo…)
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D
VERSE 1: (Short pause before the verse starts)
  • Em C G D (–If I was just another dusty record…)
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D (–If I could only find a note…)
  • Em C G D
CHORUS 2:
  • Em C G D (–My hearts a stereo…)
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D
  • G D (–Oh.. oh oh oh)
  • Em C D (–… to sing along to my stereo. Let’s GO)
[VERSE 2] (Same chords as Verse 1)

[CHORUS 3] (Same as Chorus 2)

BRIDGE:
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D
  • Em C G D

[CHORUS] (Final – same as Chorus 2)(End the song on G)

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:

If you’re having trouble with changing chords, try replacing D with Dsus4, Em with Em7 and C with Cadd9. The replacement chords are easier to press and don’t require much finger movement to change between each other, which makes it easier for you if you have trouble with chord changes. The original key of the song is F# so capo the 11th 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 (4): G D Em C

Easier Chord Options (4): G Dsus4 Em7 Cadd9

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: F# (Capo 11th fret)
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only: (Recommended for beginners)
  • 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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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

musicluver October 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

OMG like I love this song!! (: I can’t wait to play it for my friends!

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erian December 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

hahaha! you’re adorable.. :)
im learning much in your site.. :)

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