Wonderwall chords by Oasis


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Wonderwall chords and lyrics – Capo 2

Intro

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

Verse 1

| 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

| 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

| 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

| 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

||: 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

| 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

||: 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

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

End

||: 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 as if in the key of G.

In the guitar lessons 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 working on how to play Wonderwall, but also on how to read and play fast rhythms better.

After we learned Wonderwall for just one acoustic guitar, we also build a 2nd guitar part so you, me, and the singer can play the song together. For the complete experience, sign up here.



Wonderwall 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.


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.


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


Play through all three TAB examples before you move on to playing these progressions with extensions.

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


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


Lastly, the chorus. Use the TAB loop to practice. 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 intro and verse chords and strumming

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.


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 bridge chords and strumming

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

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

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


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 chorus and complete song

In this step, we practice the chorus 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 loop.


Let’s have a go at playing the full song, along with me and the singer. There’s complete 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 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.

For the complete experience, sign up here.


Wonderwall – 8 Guitar Lessons

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.


Wonderwall – Lyrics + Official video

Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you.
By now you should’ve somehow realized what you gotta do.
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.
Backbeat the word was on the street that the fire in your heart is out.

Go to Wonderwall lyrics.


Oasis

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 – Biography.


Beginner Acoustic Songs

Beginner acoustic guitar 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.


Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset you can acquire. It is your ticket to playing with other musicians.

To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

Go to Song Book.


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