The Professional Guitarist Song Book


Valerie – Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse (The Zutons)

Eb5 | Eb5 | F5 | F5 |
Well sometimes I go out by myself and I look across the water.
Eb5 | Eb5 | Fm7 (Fsus2) | Fm7 (Fsus2) |
And I think of all the things, what you’re doing, and in my head, I paint a picture.

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Vultures – John Mayer

Vultures’ is in F# Dorian, using the Em shaped F# minor pentatonic, we add the 9th interval for a sweeter sound throughout.

When the progression moves up to an A, followed by a B, we can definitely tell it’s F# Dorian, not Aeolian.

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Wake Me Up – Avicii

Bm G5 | D5/A | Bm G5 | D5/A |
Feeling my way through the darkness, guided by a beating heart.
Bm G5 | D5/A | Bm G5 | D5 |
I can’t tell where the journey will end, but I know where to start.

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Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

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We Are Family – Sister Sledge

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What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

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What’s My Age Again? – Blink 182

D#m/B D#m/F# | D#m/C# D#m |
I took her out, it was a Friday night.
D#m/B D#m/F# | D#m/C# D#m |
I wore cologne to get the feeling right.

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Whistle For The Choir – The Fratellis

Whistle For The Choir Chords and Guitar Lessons

This song only has four chords, so very simple. The instrumental section simply modulates a tone down to create some variation.

We recorded Whistle For The Choir in two keys for two different singers, try both and consider how each key suits the song.

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Why Don’t You Do Right? – Peggy Lee

In Why Don’t You Do Right, you get an even more prominent walking bass line than what you had in Angel Eyes.

To know all your chord shapes is now extremely important so the walking bass line can be improvised with chords added wherever you may be on the fretboard.

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Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

The Stadium meets campfire trick that Wish You Were Here pulls off has made it immortal and as a consequence, often plagiarized.

This is not a song to jam and improvise over, so legendary are the licks you simply must learn each and every one of them, note for note.

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Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

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Wonderwall – Oasis

Oasis’ biggest hit may have been sung in pubs around the world more than any other song since its release.

A must for any aspiring guitarist and songwriter, Wonderwall is great fun to learn. What you can learn from it is even greater.

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You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes

You Can’t Hurry Love has a great chord progression using only chords from the key of Bb.

By starting some of the chords earlier than expected, You Can’t Hurry Love gets its famous bouncy feel.

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You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

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You Really Got Me – The Kinks

G5 F5 G5 N.C F5 | G5 F5 G5 N.C F5 |
Girl, you really got me goin’,
G5 F5 G5 N.C F5 | G5 F5 G5 N.C F5 |
you got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’, now.

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You’ve Got a Friend – Carol King

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You’ve Got The Love – Florence + The Machine

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Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

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