Wonderwall chords by Oasis


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Wonderwall | Chords + 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 |


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Wonderwall Chords: Learn the progressions


Wonderwall 8 step by step guitar lessons

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.

The chords have extensions that work as drones, this is very clever as it binds Wonderwall’s chords together, making the slightly awkward progression sound more natural.

The verse chords with Roman Numerals, are:

||: Em7 (VI) G5 (I) | Dsus4 (V) A7sus4 (II) :|| x3
| C (IV) D (V) | A7sus4 (II) |

These chords have to be played using open-position chords and strummed with the correct pattern in order to sound like the original recording.

However, if you are the only guitarist, you need to break that strumming up, not play it as violently as Noel does on the recording.

To describe exactly how to do this, you need TAB. Here’s example 2 from step 3 in the course:

Wonderwall chords and TAB. Verse example 2.

Members get three more examples like this, use the video above to try playing along, getting a taste of what it’s like to learn guitar with Spytunes.

Next, we look at the bridge and then also the chorus chords in the same way, using TAB and play-along loops to practise.

In the course, you’ll find 8 lessons, methodically working out how to play Wonderwall step-by-step.

Each section is studied in-depth, using play-along loops. There are also extra strumming exercises which will help with your accuracy, strumming Wonderwall well is more difficult than it may seem and the exercises will help.

The final step is to develop a 2nd guitar part. We’ll fit the capo on fret 4 and think in the key of Dm. Learning this means that you, me, and the singer can play Wonderwall together, like a trio.

You can watch a full performance of both Guitar 1 and 2 at the top of this page with a singer.

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

Become a member today and get unlimited access to all step-by-step guitar coursesTAB for the songbook, the Self-Eliminating Practice Routine, and the eBook Spytunes Method.

Wonderwall is Oasis’s most popular song!

Wonderwall is a single by Oasis from the hugely successful 1995 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.

Rumours initially claimed that Noel wrote Wonderwall for his wife Meg Mathews. After the divorce, Noel insisted the song was about an imaginary friend who was 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 ‘90s.

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.



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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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Oasis

Oasis wrote 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.


Oasis on the web

Listen to Oasis on Spotify.


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About me

Dan Lundholm wrote this article on how to play Wonderwall's chords.

This article on Wonderwall’s chords was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and how learning guitar with Spytunes has evolved.

Most importantly, find out why you should learn guitar through playing tunes, not practising scales, and studying theory in isolation.


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