Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye ft Kimbra – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on March 15, 2013

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra on guitar fast with easy chord options, 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

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 have trouble with chord changes, replace the Am, Em and C chords with A7sus4, Em7 and Cadd9 respectively.

Using these chords make chord changes much easier for beginners and in some cases even makes the song sound better than if you just used the normal chords.

The original key of the song is F so capo the 10th 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 (3): Em Am C

Easier Chord Options (3): Em7 A7sus4 Cadd9

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: F (Capo 10th 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).

Back to the song list!

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predrag July 28, 2014 at 4:05 am

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