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This video shows you Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie. It shows you the chords, strumming technique and style.
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Hey again your Guitarstage. Today we’re going to learn how to play Big Girls Don’t Cry by Fergie.
One of my students just brought this tune and I just thought it so I thought I would teach it to you, it’s a fun tune to do and it’s actually a pretty nice tune so we’ll be learning some new techniques here and I’m looking at my chart here on the screen. Basically what I’m going to do folks is I’m going to jump in to it and we’re going to start playing it right away but then if you hang out I’m going to tell you everything that I’m doing.
So, I won’t play the entire song through but I’ll play and that the intro, and the verse and the chorus, and the bridge, I’ll play everything at least one time through but I won’t play the entire song through with the repeats and all that stuff.
So if you’re wanting to know everything like that as far as how the song is constructed. Go to yourguuitarstage.com and there’s an app, and you can find that how to get an abstract chart to his basically just the chords written down or type down so that you can play this at home and along with the video.
Also on that site well, with the eBook, there’s an eBook there that have for sale that shows you how to play these chords and how to do strumming—the whole line, how to read charts. So to check that out if you have them already and so here we go. It’s going to go something like this, this intro. [Demonstration] So this basic finger part is going to go throughout the verses. And I’ll show how to do that. And then the last time through it goes, [Demonstration], this should be the chorus, I’ll tell you about what I’m doing chord wise and all that stuff.
Let’s talk about the intro, we’ll talk about the strumming rhythm and I’m looking at my chart here but I tell you that already as one looking of to the side here and so let’s talk about this part in the beginning here and you could do this finger picking was and just like this or a better way to do it at least for this song is to hold your picks so that you got the pick ready for the strumming part.
But this intro, is going to go something like this. First, you’re going to be playing was called the G/B chord and that’s a G, but you don’t play the G in the bass, you play the B in the bass and so you put your first finger here and your 3rd finger right here. The notes that you’re going to be picking are 5th string, 3, and 2, and you’re going to go. So you’re picking this with your pick and you grab these two with your 2nd and 3rd finger and you’re picking them together.
The next chord is a C9 chord, so technically, you don’t have to have your first finger there but we’re doing it there because—well, that’s the way I like it. So you could pick this 5th string along with 3 and 2 so, and then what is stingingly a D chord we don’t have to hit this note up here and you’re going to now pick the strings 4, 3, 2. So, it’s going to go [Demonstration]
So the whole time you’re picking these two strings, the first two chords you’re taking this string and then the 3rd chord you’re picking this string. So it’s going to go [Demonstration]. And the second time around it goes [Demonstration]. So that breaks uo the chord the second time [Demonstration], here’s the break up here [Demonstration]. And this place through several times, basically G/B and a C9 and then a D and the C9 and the D are pushed, so that means it’s hitting it half of beat earlier than as written on the chart if you will, so it’s like [Demonstration].
You know how the song fills, so just get fill down there. Chords is going to go, remember this songs in four so four beats per measure. So the chords is going to go C, G—or C for a measure, and G for a measure, D, G then C, G, D, Em, C, G, D, Em, C, G, D, E. Go back and rewind it like this half down or go to yourguitarstage.com and find out how to get that chart.
So the chords that we’re going to be saying every time the verses are going to be the same. The strumming rhythm that you want to do here for the chorus is [Demonstration] That’s a classic strumming rhythm that we’re always talking about and it’s going to go like this—on the two you can mute it so like [Demonstration].
So, it’s going to go intro which is the same as the verse—intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge. So here’s the bridge. I don’t know the song very well and teaching it and so it’s in my head and going again, but I remember the bridge it goes something like this. The strumming rhythm is the same for the most part and for the first part of the bridge. Chords are G, D/F#. So the D chord, bring your thumb around and thumb that F#, so it’s like this. Then two measures of C, then repeat that G, D/F#, two measures of C. So that’s total of eight measures, that whole eight measures is repeated the second time so a total of 16 measures. So the beginning of the bridge goes like this [Demonstration].
Something like that, that hits I don’t know the hits record there and then we got D/F# when it breaks down the half time its like D/F#, G, two measures of C, D/F#, I mean D/F# again, G, C, C, C, C. The second half of the bridge goes D/F#, G, C, C, D/F#, G, C, C, C, C, and then the chorus when we get to it is the same as is the chorus has been. So nothing has changed there. So, here are the things to remember on this tune. The strumming rhythm is this [Demonstration].
And I’m going to go into that a little bit and were’ just about out of time and I want to cover it real quick. You strum—just any chord in this set of practice it. [Demonstration] And what I do is I go [Demonstration], I mute it. I mute it and hit it [Demonstration].
All right kids, that’s it. That’s all I’ve got for you today. Hopefully you’ve learn something here today, if you have it already—hit subscribe, so that you can get all the new tunes that I’ll be doing, all the covered tunes and if you have already go to yourguitarstage.com get eBook. And if you have it already, go feed you animals and treat them nicely because they love and they look up to you.