Counting Stars – One Republic – Beginner Guitar Tutorial (No Capo)

by IanM on March 2, 2015

An easy guitar lesson for beginners who want to learn to play (and sing) "Counting Stars" by One Republic, with easy chords and strumming and no bar chords.

BEGINNER TIPS

#1 Replace F with F7 if you find F difficult to press

TUTORIAL NOTES

0:56
Chords used: C G Am F

1:20
Strumming pattern:
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
D D D du D D D D du (recommended)
D D D D D D D D (easier)

3:10
Tutorial Key: C (Capo 4th fret to match original key)
Original Key : E

SONG SECTIONS

5:31
Chorus 1:
Am C G F x2
F

8:26
Interlude 1:
Am C G F x2

9:15
Verse 1:
Am C G F x2

11:09
Pre-Chorus:
Am C G F x2
F F F(single strum)

13:44
Chorus 2:
Am C G F x4

15:26
Interlude 2:
Am C G F

16:34
Verse 2

18:33
Pre-Chorus 2
Am C G F
F F F(singe strum)

Chorus 3:
Am C G F x4

20:46
Interlude before bridge:
F F

21:20
Bridge:
Am C G F x2
F(single strum)

Chorus 4:
Am C G F x4

Bridge

(End of F)

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