Time Of Your Life chords by Green Day


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Time Of Your Life | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| G5 N.C | G5 N.C |
F*ck.

||: G5 | Cadd9 D5 :||

Verse 1

| G5 | Cadd9 D5 |
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.
| G5 | Cadd9 D5 |
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.

Bridge 1

| Em D5 | C G5 |
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why.
| Em D5 | C G5 |
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time.

Chorus 1

| Em G5 | Em G5 |
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end, it’s right.
| Em D5 |
I hope you had the time of your life.

Instrumental 1

||: G5 | Cadd9 D5 :||

Verse 2

| G5 | Cadd9 D5 |
So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind.
| G5 | Cadd9 D5 |
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time.

Bridge 2

| Em D5 | C G5 |
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial,
| Em D5 | C G5 |
for what it’s worth it was worth all the while.

Chorus 2

| Em G5 | Em G5 |
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end, it’s right.
| Em D5 |
I hope you had the time of your life.

Solo

||: G5 | Cadd9 D5 :|| x4
||: Em D5 | C G5 :||

Chorus 3

| Em G5 | Em G5 |
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end, it’s right.
| Em D5 |
I hope you had the time of your life.

Instrumental 2

||: G5 | Cadd9 D5 :||

Chorus 4

| Em G5 | Em G5 |
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end, it’s right.
| Em D5 |
I hope you had the time of your life.

End

||: G5 | Cadd9 D5 :|| G |


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Time Of Your Life Chords: Learn the progressions


Time Of Your Life 8 step by step guitar lessons

Apart from the fast picking and strumming of the original guitar, if you go all the way, you’ll discover how the most challenging part of learning how to play Time Of Your Life is to play the fiddle solo on the guitar, note-for-note!

In the course, we do all this but also change the key, apply a capo, and create a 2nd guitar part.

Once you’ve learned the 2nd guitar part, you, me, and the singer can play this song together as if we are a band. Although, we will sound a bit country!

This is perhaps the most interesting part of learning this Green Day tune. If you start including the 3rd in the chords, it does sound like country music.

What Billie Joe so cleverly does is play the open-position chords of G and D as power chords, G5 and D5, very punk!

Before we get to the 2nd guitar and violin solo, we must first learn how to play this like Billie Joe, on just one guitar and to do that, we practice using loops at different tempos.

Above you see an example of this for the verse, here’s the TAB for it, play along with the video!

Time Of Your Life chords and TAB, verse example 1.

In the course, you’ll get more examples of how to play the verse, next, we do this to the chorus as well. We also practice sweeping exercises as this will help with the picking pattern of Time Of Your Life.

Once we can do all this, we’ll invent the 2nd guitar buy a cowboy hat and learn that amazing fiddle solo!

Here’s a link to the complete lesson series (members only): Time Of Your Life – Guitar Lessons with TAB.

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Time Of Your Life is not called Time Of Your Life!

Time Of Your Life was originally named Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) but has also been called Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) as well as just Good Riddance!

Initially, Billie Joe Armstrong wrote the song for the breakthrough album Dookie (1994), but it was held back three years for the follow-up album Nimrod which was released in 1997.

As a single from Nimrod, Time Of Your Life did very well and was the only crossover single with worldwide success from the album.

Some might even say Time Of Your Life kept Green Day in the limelight between Dookie and American Idiot.

According to bassist Mike Dirnt, Time Of Your Life was, in comparison to the rest of the material on Nimrod, “The most punk we could go”.



Time Of Your Life Chords | Related Pages


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There are many more Beginner Acoustic Songs with similar chords to Time Of Your Life.

This collection of beginner acoustic tunes will teach you how to arrange for one acoustic guitar, as well as how to create a supporting part.

Playing songs will help you with switching between open-position chords and give you the context you need to understand how music works theoretically.


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Green Day

Green Day wrote Time Of Your Life.

Green Day’s third album, Dookie (94), took the band to superstardom. With fifteen million copies sold, they became everyone’s favourite punk trio.

After a few more albums, Green Day released American Idiot (04). This firmly established them as one of the best-known bands in the world.



Green Day on the web

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Dan Lundholm wrote this article about Time Of Your Life's chords.

This article on Time Of Your Life’s chords was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and learning guitar with Spytunes.

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