Wonderwall chords by Oasis


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Wonderwall | Chords + Lyrics (capo 2)

Intro (0:00)

||: Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 :|| x4

Verse 1 (0:24)

| Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 |
Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you.
| Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 |
By now you should’ve somehow realized what you gotta do.
| Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 | C Dsus4 | A7sus4 |
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.

Verse 2 (0:46)

| Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 |
Backbeat the word was on the street that the fire in your heart is out.
| Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 |
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before but you never really had a doubt.
| Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 | Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 |
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.

Bridge 1 (1:07)

| C Dsus4 | Em |
And all the roads we have to walk along are winding.
| C Dsus4 | Em |
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding.
| C Dsus4 | G5 D/F# Em D5 | A7sus4 | A7sus4 |
There are many things that I would like to say to you but I don’t know how.

Chorus 1 (1:29)

| C Em | G Em | C Em | G Em |
Because maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me, and after all,
| C Em | G Em | C Em | G Em | Em | 2/4 G |
you’re my Wonderwall.

Verse 3 (1:56)

||: Em7 G5 | Dsus4 A7sus4 :|| x4
Today was gonna be the day but they’ll never throw it back to you.
By now you should’ve somehow realized what you’re not to do.
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.

Bridge 2 (2:18)

| C Dsus4 | Em |
And all the roads that lead you there are winding.
| C Dsus4 | Em |
And all the lights that light the way are blinding.
| C Dsus4 | G5 D/F# Em D5 | A7sus4 | A7sus4 |
There are many things that I would like to say to you but I don’t know how.

Chorus 2 (2:40)

||: C Em | G Em :||
||: I said maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me,
and after all, you’re my Wonderwall. :||

Outro Chorus (3:24)

||: C Em | G Em :||
I said maybe,
||: You’re gonna be the one that saves me :|| x3

End (3:46)

||: C Em | G Em :||
| Em |


You can learn how to play Wonderwall!

Just like on the original recording, you must place a capo on fret two and think of Wonderwall’s chords as if in the key of G.

In the guitar lessons that you find below, we step-by-step work on each section of the song until you can play it on just one acoustic guitar.

In the course, there are 8 steps on how to play Wonderwall, including exercises that will help you read and play fast rhythms better.

After we learned Wonderwall on just one acoustic guitar, we also build a 2nd guitar part so you, me, and the singer can play the song together.


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Wonderwall guitar lesson | Chords with and without extensions

Let’s start learning Wonderwall. This song uses several extensions which are what create the unique sounding progression.

To really appreciate what they do to the song, let’s first play through Wonderwall’s chords without the extensions. Don’t worry about tempo or strumming patterns.

This is what the verse looks like in TAB, don’t forget the capo on fret 2.

Wonderwall verse chords without extensions.

Here’s what a super simplified version of the bridge looks like in TAB. Aim to hear the movement between the chords as roman numerals.

Wonderwall bridge chords without extensions.

And finally, here’s what the chorus looks like.

Wonderwall chorus chords without extensions.

Play through all three TAB examples before you move on to playing Wonderwall’s chords with the correct extensions.

Here’s the same verse again, now with extensions and a TAB loop to practice along to in the playlist above.

Wonderwall verse chords with extensions.

Here’s the bridge, complete with a TAB practice loop above.

Wonderwall bridge chords with extensions.

Lastly, the chorus. Practice along with the loops until you feel comfortable moving from one chord to another. Next, we play the verse with the correct strumming pattern.

Wonderwall chorus chords with extensions.

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Wonderwall guitar lesson | Intro/verse strumming patterns

Let’s work out how to strum the verse using the correct strumming pattern. As I speak about in the video, what is correct will vary, depending on the situation you’re in.

If you’re playing this on your own, as I am, you want to break up the strumming pattern, moving between high and low strings. If you don’t, you might end up sounding like a beginner.

Here’s the TAB of all examples discussed in the video lesson for the first half of the verse.

Wonderwall verse chords, four examples.

Here’s the TAB for the 2nd half of the verse, again, there are several examples to experiment with. Using the TAB loops in the playlist above, practice each example until they feel natural.

Wonderwall verse chords, 2nd half, three examples.

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Wonderwall guitar lesson | Bridge chords and strumming

Let’s work out how to play the bridge chords of Wonderwall.

Just like we did when we played the verse, let’s play like a beginner before we start breaking the patterns up.

Here’s the TAB of all examples for the first half of the bridge.

Wonderwall bridge chords, three examples.

As I speak about in the video lesson, you don’t have to play this TAB perfectly, instead see it as an indication of how you could play different parts of the chord, instead of just strumming all strings.

Saying this, there are individual TAB loops for you to practice with and if you nail them, that’s a good thing!

Here’s the 2nd part of the bridge in TAB. It too has individual TAB loops to practice with. Next, we play the chorus of Wonderwall and since that’s so easy, we also play the entire song, from beginning to end.

Wonderwall bridge chords, 2nd half, three examples.

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Wonderwall guitar lesson | Chorus chords and complete song TAB

In this step, we practice the chorus chords of Wonderwall, although not for long. It’s so easy we’ll also play the entire song.

There is a TAB loop to practice with, spend some time with it before you move on to the complete song, here’s the TAB for that chorus loop.

Wonderwall chorus chords TAB.

Let’s have a go at playing the full song, along with me and the singer. There’s TAB for what I play in the video below, you could vary this using what I showed you in previous examples, or even come up with your own variations.

What’s really important is to break up the strumming so you don’t sound like a beginner anymore.


Wonderwall TAB (Capo 2)


Wonderwall complete song TAB, guitar 1.
Wonderwall TAB Guitar 1

In the course, we next work out a 2nd guitar part by moving the capo and playing different chord shapes.

This is a much better way to develop as a guitarist than simply learning another song. By working on creating parts that work with what someone else plays, you get yourself in shape to join a band.

It also means that you, me, and the singer in the video can play Wonderwall together.

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Wonderwall is Oasis’s most popular song

Wonderwall is a single by Oasis from the hugely successful album What’s The Story (Morning Glory?).

Initially named Wishing Stone, Wonderwall was renamed after a film from 1968 that bore the same name. George Harrison and Eric Clapton wrote the original soundtrack for the film.

Rumors claim that Noel wrote Wonderwall for his wife Meg Mathews. After the divorce, Noel claimed the song was about an imaginary friend who’s going to come and save you from yourself.

Wonderwall is by far Oasis’ most popular track and can only be compared to Angels by Robbie Williams as the most popular song by a British act in the last thirty years.

Famous covers of Wonderwall include the one by Ryan Adams. His version was so good that even Oasis started to use ideas from Ryan’s arrangement.

In May 2005, Virgin Radio voted Wonderwall the best British song of all time, with the help of over eight thousand listeners.


Wonderwall | Related pages


Wonderwall – 8 guitar lessons

Wonderwall, 8 guitar lessons in the course.

As Wonderwall is played using fast strumming, we must engage in some strumming exercises before we can play the complete song well.

Each section is studied in-depth, mainly focusing on how to divide up the strumming. The final step is to develop a 2nd guitar part.

Go to Wonderwall – 8 guitar lessons.


Beginner Acoustic Songs

When you can play Wonderwall's chords, discover these beginner acoustic songs.

This collection of songs will teach you how to arrange a song to play on your own, 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 in order to understand how music works theoretically.

Go to Beginner Acoustic Songs.


Wonderwall – 5 similar tunes

When you can play Wonderwall's chords, try these five tunes from the song book.

Oasis

Learn more about Oasis, the band behind Wonderwall's chords.

Oasis was an English rock band led by two brothers, Noel, and Liam Gallagher.

With 8 #1 singles, 15 NME Awards, 9 Q Awards, 4 MTV Europe awards, and 5 Brit awards. The Guinness Book Of Hit Singles And Albums declared Oasis the Most Successful Act of the 90s.

Go to Oasis.


Oasis on the web

Listen to Oasis on Spotify.