Shallow Guitar Lesson – How to play SHALLOW on guitar – fingerstyle, chords, Strumming, tabs
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“SHALLOW”(A Star Is Born – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) It’s one of the biggest-selling songs of 2018 and also has won a Golden Globe award. In this guitar lesson, you will find all the guitar chords, guitar riffs, guitar arpeggios and guitar strumming patterns explained step-by-step. My aim was to make this “Shallow” guitar tutorial as easy as possible. I have tried to capture the video from every angle in order for you to see clearly the way I play this song. On the left-hand side of the video, you have a close-up of my right-hand while on the right-hand side you have a close up of my left hand. At the bottom, you have the notation and guitar tabs.
Shallow Guitar Chords:
Shallow Guitar Intro:
You can play this section also in the verse. For the more detailed verse section watch the video at the top of this post or hit the following link SHALLOW Guitar Lesson – How to play SHALLOW on guitar
Shallow Guitar Chorus:
Shallow Guitar Bridge:
Shallow Guitar Last Chorus:
Hi, guys today I’m going to teach you to play “Shallow” by Lady Gaga from the movie “A star is born”. Just a quick word on how I have organized the video. In the first part I played through the whole song and then I’ll break down every single section.
In the description below you will find markers linking to the different sections in case you want to skip from one section to another. You will also find a link to the tabs in case you want to download them and print them out. I hope you’re gonna find this tutorial useful if so please like the video and subscribe to my channel. I’m done with the talk so grab your guitar and let’s get started.
okay, guys in the main intro you have four main chords. E minor chord seven D major chord with f sharp on bass G and C. Everything starts with an arpeggio in E minor seven. We’re placing only two fingers on the fretboard one on the fret number two fourth string and the other one on the fret number three. On the second string the arpeggio starts with a Downstroke on the sixth string then a Downstroke on the fourth string, upstroke on the second, upstroke on the third, down, down then we have D major chord with f sharp on top. In this case, we’re gonna use the hybrid picking technique. The bass, which is an F sharp on the fret number two six-string, is going to be played with the pick, the rest of the cord, which is fret number two third-string and fret number three-second string is going to be played with the fingers. the fingers used are middle finger and ring finger. The same thing for G. The bass G is going to be on the third fret sixth string then open string on G on the third string and then D on the third fret the second string. The whole bar is gonna sound like that.
okay, let’s move on to the third bar. We’ve got C major chord. The third finger goes on the third fret fifth string, then we have an open string G on the third string and then the first finger on the first fret the second string.
The arpeggio is going to be down, down up then we are gonna add an extra note D on the third fret second string. It’s going to be up, up again then down on C and then up the first string and up the second string. Then we have a G major. It’s like we did before, then D major chord.
The D on the open string is going to be played with a pick and rest of the chord, with middle and ring finger then we have a quick hammer-on pull-off and then up.
okay, I’m gonna play this intro very very slowly this way you can play along with me.
the verse is very similar to the intro. I’m gonna play the whole verse at a slower pace in a way that you can follow along with the tabs. If you have any questions just leave a comment below and I’m gonna reply to you as quick as I can.
the chorus is based on A minor chord, A minor whit G on top D chord with f-sharp on top then G chord and then E minor 7 chord. The arpeggio is going to be down down down up then down up G passing note, down and then D with F-sharp on top, down down down down down up then we have G major, down down down up then D with f-sharp, down, down down-up then we have E minor 7 chord then on bar 49 we have A minor down, down down-up A minor chord with G on top, down, down then D major chord with F sharp chord on top, down down down down down then we’ve got G major chord down, down up, D chord with f-sharp chord on top and then E minor seven chord down down down.
okay, now I’m gonna play again the whole section.
okay, the bridge is based on B minor7 chord D sus2 chord, A major chord, E minor7 chord.
The first chord we are going to play is B minor 7 and it’s going to be an arpeggio. We need to place the first finger on the second fret. We actually need to bar the second fret from B then we place our second finger on the third fret second string, downstroke on the fifth string, down again on the third, up the second, up the third, down on the fifth, up the first, up the second and up the third.
Then we’re gonna move into D sus 2 chord. We need to bar the fifth fret with the first finger, place the third finger on the fret number seven fourth string and the little finger on the seventh fret third string down, down, up, down, up, down, up, up.
The rhythm is going to be like that. Then we have A major chord and is going to be down on the fifth string, down on the third, up the second, up the third, down on the fifth, up the second, up the third, and up the fourth.
Then we have E minor7 chord. We are going to place only one finger on the second fret fourth string. We start with the downstroke on the sixth string then down on the fourth up on the third, down on the fourth, up the first, down on the 4th, then up the 3rd, and up the 4th. Then we have B minor seventh chord again like before.
Then we have a D major chord in a classic position. Open string on the 4th string then with the first finger on the second fret third string third finger on the third fret second string and the second finger on the second fret first string. Is going to be D on the fourth string, down third, down second, up the first, then we have hammer-on and pull-off very quickly. Then up the second and up the third. At the end we have A major chord downstroke on the fifth string, then down on the third, down on the second, up the first, down on the fifth, down on the third.
okay, now I’m gonna play all section very slowly.
The last chorus starts with A minor chord, D major chord with f-sharp, G major chord, D major chord with f-sharp E minor seventh chord. A minor chord is gonna last for the whole bar. Then D major chord with F sharp, then G chord it’s gonna last half bar, D with a sharp another half and then E minor chord the whole bar. Bar number 17 starts with A minor chord. All the bar is made of downstrokes and the rhythm is.
The last note is G passing note then we have D major chord with f-sharp on top. Down Down Down Down Down Down Up.
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