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“Royals” – Lorde EASY Guitar Tutorial [Chords/Strumming/Cover] (No Capo!)

November 1, 2019


Hi, my name is Ellen and today I’m going to be showing you guys how to play royals by Lorde on the guitar So stay tuned if this is something that you’d like to learn I Cut my teeth on [wedding] rings This song is going to be really great for beginners because if you want to sing it in the same key as lord, you [will] not need a capo at all and There’s also only three chords to play the entire song and they’re all like basic chords with easy fingerings so it should be pretty fun and Yeah, so let’s go ahead and get started with this corner That’s been on Everybody’s [like] it’s only that done so the first chord you need to know is D Which looks like this and sounds like this? Right after that you need to know see which looks like this and sounds like this And then the last chord you need to know is g which looks like this And sounds like this All right, and those are the only three chords you need to know for this song Okay, so once you have those chords memorized and you can transition between them And you know the fingerings and things like that for the chords then let’s go ahead and move on and I want to show you guys a strike Pattern I have to show you guys is a little bit detailed But we can break it up into smaller sections so that I can explain it to you and the cool [thing] about this strumming pattern is that You can use it for the entire Song and all you do is kind of change the [way] your right hand is playing and it’ll make it sound completely different So let’s go ahead and go into what I mean by that so before we get into [being] more detailed or complicated strumming Let’s go ahead and go [through] the entire song and just play each chord once with a [downstroke] And I always suggest you do this first just so you know where you’re doing those transitions So let’s go ahead and go through the beginning together, and I’ll show you what I mean I’ve never seen it I cut my teeth on wedding rings I’m not lying and then sort of town no postcode so you pretty much just want to take that through the entire song and just don’t worry too much about strumming to strum it once on a downstroke and do the entire song so you know where all those transitions are and Once it makes sense to you, and [you] kind of know where to expect them, then let’s go ahead and continue And I will take you through a strumming pattern that you can use for the entire song okay? So for this strumming pattern I’m going to go ahead and give you the [entire] pattern right here. [I] know that This is kind of a lot but Um like I said earlier if you learn this strumming pattern you can use it for the verses as well as the choruses and you Can make it sound just a little bit different by adding a palm mute But we’ll go into that in just a second [so] [why] don’t you guys go ahead and put your d chord [on] and try to play this through with me? We have It’s a lot I know but once you get the rhythm it’ll sound a lot better one more time so a lot of the times in this pattern whenever you play the upstroke it’s going to be kind of like an afterthought of a down stroke It’s almost like a secondary [beat]. So now let’s go ahead and work on that rhythm a little bit. We have down down down up up down down down down down down down down So you can kind of hear when you put it in rhythm that most of the upstroke serve as kind of like a filler The main beat that you hear is going to come from your down strokes So the reason why the up strokes are kind of important is just so when you put it all together It’ll make your guitar sound a little bit more full with all of the chords that you’ll be playing I know that this strumming pattern is a little bit more complicated than some of my other tutorials But it is very versatile because we can change it up so much once we understand how to do it So the other thing that’s really great about this song is that The chord Progression is pretty much the same it’s going to go from D to C to g for the entire song and what you’re going to do is you’re going to hold this pattern out twice for D and Then play it once for C and g So let’s go ahead and go through an example [go] in for your d [chord] on. We’re Gonna play the strumming Pattern twice down Then we switch to our C Chord and we play it through [once] down down down [up] down down up and then [switch] to G and play it through once So let’s put all [of] that together We’re going to play through the strumming Pattern twice for D once for C and once for g you ready? [you] Hi you All right, so once you get that down that’s going to stay the same throughout the entire song [and] will never be Let me live that fantasy okay, so now let’s discuss how to change up this strumming pattern to make it sound a little bit different so we can kind of Distinguish between when we’re playing the pre-Chorus versus the Chorus So the only thing I’m going to change about this pattern to help me distinguish that is I’m going to add a little bit of A palm mute with my playing my right playing hand and all I’m doing is wow I’m strumming this I’m going to rest the side of my hand against the strings um I have a lot of people commenting about how this is kind of hard So I will definitely make a tmt tutorial for you guys about how to improve on this But just for now just know that it doesn’t sound so pretty when you do it at this tempo But when you speed it up, it kind of makes it more percussive And it has a very cool rhythm when you do it faster So make sure that when you’re practicing through the strumming pattern You kind of speed it up a bit before you try putting in the palm mute But let’s go ahead and go through what an example [of] that would sound like with this pattern but also with aplomb you So we have D You’ll notice that the cool thing about adding this [pamyu] is that now whenever we’re playing a downstroke It’s kind of muted but then when you play the upstroke your hand should not be muting the strings anymore So when you play an upstroke it’ll kind of rain, so we have down [Vs.]. Oh Okay, so now let’s practice through what the pre-chorus would sound like with our mute and also with all of those chord transitions with this Strumming pattern you ready let’s put down our D chord [and] we have down down down down everybody’s Playing violin tigers a little you don’t care [all] right, awesome So now just remember that when we play through the song you can use those you know one down stroke strumming the practice drawing Pattern for whenever you’re transitioning between A verse and a chorus and then between the pre-chorus and the chorus we’re going to do a palm mute on the pre-chorus But then we’re going to let it ring for the chorus [and] I think that adding in all these different details will really help distinguish each part of the song from We don’t care and will never be In the original song when lord is singing it you know the beginning Starts out more as a rhythm. There’s not really many chords, so if you do this for performance I would suggest maybe trying to mimic the [original] song by doing a sort of percussive beat on your guitar And you can kind of tap on it And it’ll make different sounds and you can kind of experiment with that if you’re planning on doing a cover [I’ll] have a little box right here as me making that percussive sound But I’ll also show you what it would sound like if you played along [with] it [we’ll] never be Together and play through the entire song this is royals by Lorde I’ve never seen [it] done. I cut my teeth I’m not in the torn up town Every songs like gold teeth grey goose trippin in the bathroom blood stains ball gowns trashin the hotel room. We don’t care We’re [trying] to [like] [pin] [on] everybody’s like Holy sh. We don’t care Fair and we’ll never be Everybody’s like I don’t care I will never be Let me list that fantasy All right, that was roiled by [Lorde] Congratulations for playing through it. It’s not that hard right, so thank you guys so much for watching my tutorial Please make [sure] [to] check out my other tutorials Here these are going to be more detailed and a little bit more for intermediate level guitar players Or if you’re comfortable with this level of guitars then definitely click on this playlist And it will take you to more simple tutorials Just like this one that you can check out as I always say please make sure to [like] this video down below if you found It helpful as well as subscribe to my channel so that you know every time I upload a new video Thank you guys so much for watching and I’ll see you guys in the next one. Bye Let me lift that fantasy

100 Comments

  • Reply Aylen S December 3, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I need a billie one 😂

  • Reply sorrowtooth December 3, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    You made me start playing guitar 4 years ago with this exact video. I've come a very very very long way. 💙

  • Reply tagadaa 173 December 5, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    waaaaou, i love you

  • Reply The Livingroom Busker December 8, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Awesome! Thank you

  • Reply Shogun Chanell December 17, 2018 at 11:31 am

    How can you hold your fingers like that?!?!Mine just won't cooperate

  • Reply Chico ‘El Gato’ Suavé December 20, 2018 at 4:29 am

    I did everything you said and my d*** is stuck in the toaster, now what?

  • Reply Natalia Edges December 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I give up I can't even do a chord 😰😖😔

  • Reply KTH _ December 23, 2018 at 4:37 am

    I can’t move my fingers easily: :<

  • Reply Brittany Johnson December 26, 2018 at 2:53 am

    I CAN’T FREAKING MOVE MY FINGERS TO THE 3RD THINGGGG

  • Reply Chelsea Ortega December 30, 2018 at 4:01 am

    So helpful!

  • Reply Bella Earp December 30, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I’m not a beginner this is so easy thax

  • Reply MuddyGuns December 31, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I've always had the inclination but now i'ts confirmed – I need an Asian girlfriend. Smokin hot

  • Reply not a furry January 2, 2019 at 7:47 am

    its 2:45 right now when I'm watching this and i have to wait for some hours until i get my guitar out

  • Reply Mike Wilson D January 2, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    You're so good and your voice was so entertaining 🙂

  • Reply Viktória Komžíková January 3, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Woah, perfect tutorial thanks!❤

  • Reply r u nuts? January 6, 2019 at 4:04 am

    I got a lot of trouble but you couldn't make it easier !! Thanks x

  • Reply r u nuts? January 6, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    God bless her. Bye

  • Reply queen elizabeth January 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    this is so good tutorial, tysm🙈❤️

  • Reply memedeem;-; And I oop- January 9, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Wow “easy”

  • Reply TheOfficialBudikGoals January 11, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Mine fingers are too big they keep muting every chord…. Anyone else?

  • Reply Kim Jun Kyu's Wifuee January 12, 2019 at 10:42 am

    I can't understand the strumming. I thought it has the same beat as the way you speak it.. but when you played it, itssss sooo off the hookkk😪

    Just saying

  • Reply Mark john Castro January 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Wow beautiful

  • Reply a clock January 17, 2019 at 2:14 am

    when your forced to play a gutair

  • Reply lexi edwards downes January 18, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Please thank you so much now I know how to play the guitar

  • Reply Anto theja January 18, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you so much for a perfect beginners tutorial on a modern cool song (rare). Love the work you put in w all the chord pics & animation etc. Lovely. Greetings from Germany ✌

  • Reply Lethal Shark GT January 20, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Does ur finger hurts in the cords?

  • Reply onion haseyo January 20, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    So helpful thanks ❤️

  • Reply Mya January 21, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Super helpful, but I’m gonna stop for now because my hands are cramping so bad 😪

  • Reply Nyla ́s Diary January 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    and everybodys like! You a hoe you a b*tch you think that you cute as sh*t lol

  • Reply TCC group forever bff January 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

    00:55

  • Reply North Galaxy January 22, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Wow I have the same guitar

  • Reply Blythe Jaze January 26, 2019 at 11:03 am

    it is ok if i will not use pattern 3?

  • Reply James Williford January 27, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Beautiful voice, great tutorial

  • Reply Michael Scott yuss January 29, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Yay!! I finally got it! This is so much fun! My friends and I are gonna sing at the top of our lungs to this! 🙂

  • Reply Carla Popa January 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Does this work with a folk guitar?
    Edit: I am new to this so yeah..

  • Reply Evellyn Silva February 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    L cant play my banda are too small:(

  • Reply Trail bike Will February 4, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    This is a pop song. No thanks 😤

  • Reply Emily McGill February 5, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    You said this was for beginners this is hard it's not beginner level

  • Reply Never Die February 6, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Royals

    Lorde

    I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
    I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
    And I'm not proud of my address, in the torn up town
    No post code envy

    But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
    Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
    We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
    But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
    Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
    We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

    And we'll never be royals
    It don't run in our blood
    That kind of lux just ain't for us
    We crave a different kind of buzz
    Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B
    And baby I'll rule (I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule)
    Let me live that fantasy

    My friends and I we've cracked the code
    We count our dollars on the train to the party
    And everyone who knows us knows that we're fine with this
    We didn't come from money

    But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
    Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
    We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
    But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
    Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
    We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

    And we'll never be royals
    It don't run in our blood
    That kind of lux just ain't for us
    We crave a different kind of buzz
    Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B
    And baby I'll rule (I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule)
    Let me live that fantasy

    We're bigger than we ever dreamed, and I'm in love with being queen
    (Ooh ooh oh)
    Life is great without a care
    We aren't caught up in your love affair

    And we'll never be royals
    It don't run in our blood
    That kind of lux just ain't for us
    We crave a different kind of buzz
    Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B
    And baby I'll rule (I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule)
    Let me live that fantasy

  • Reply I Heart BTS February 8, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Anyone else struggling in transitions?😥 (switching fingers)

  • Reply littledonut 88 February 10, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    This is gonna be a good song for the new guitar I got thanks so much

  • Reply Juvel Abesamis February 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    @ 3:50 hit you with that ddu du ddu du

  • Reply Jonil Estano February 17, 2019 at 5:44 am

    What should i do my fingers cant reach C😭😭

  • Reply Samantha Smith February 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Why so fast 😞😞😞

  • Reply Themsao Lam February 23, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Please do a tutorial on Anxiety By Julia and Selena . Thank you ❤

  • Reply Snack Up March 12, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I learn how to play it but the thing is…i cant focus on the guitar that im playing while singing huhuu

  • Reply Tainted Rose March 12, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movie

  • Reply johannes maceda March 17, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Tnx for teaching im 10 years old but my hands are still little

  • Reply Cindy Jimenez March 22, 2019 at 12:41 am

    I don't understand you

  • Reply James TAMANG March 28, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Geart tutorial

  • Reply Dark _sky March 30, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Whats with your G?!

  • Reply ramtin nayeri March 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    good job i love it 👌🏻👌🏻

  • Reply Party PlannerMom April 4, 2019 at 12:35 am

    this music is trash get lessons

  • Reply Stefan Mittler April 8, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Nailed it, THX!

  • Reply Petra Kasenza April 13, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    The strumming pattern is too hard for singing at the same time

  • Reply Alyssa About April 14, 2019 at 3:29 am

    THANK U SOOOO MUCH!!! This song is so easy and my school talent show is coming up and I need a good song that’s easy and u just gave me the answear!

  • Reply firefoxplays drawings April 14, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Bro, i got a guitar and lasted a week, two years later i decided to watch this and practice i learnt it in about half an hour I PRAISE THIS SO MUCH THANK YOUUUUU

  • Reply Lily Comeau April 17, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    2:13

  • Reply Brian San Diego April 17, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Nice😊

  • Reply Tomas Christleven April 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    🎶Bright and beautifull teacher with a voice like an angel.🎶

  • Reply Lily Comeau April 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    3:47

  • Reply paris zero April 22, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Anybody else figures screaming in pain

  • Reply Maggie Stauffer April 27, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    I play ukulele and the cords aren't too different. Any who I'm thinking on asking if I can get a guitar because I really want to learn guitar! Please leave me a like if I should get a guitar!❤

  • Reply Matthew Sutton April 30, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Can you please send a link for the palm mute video?
    You have nice videos. The first one that I found a few years ago was the video on tuning the guitar.
    I first found this video posted by someone else.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhauOE6oJ9c

  • Reply Thenewyoanna426 May 1, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Hello if you can also how to make a song can you please teach me how to make a song I'm a beginner

  • Reply Elessar Telcontar May 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Youre a good teacher. Props!

  • Reply Kawaii Unicorns May 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Pls do a tutorial of flare guns

  • Reply Akaida Williams May 19, 2019 at 2:12 am

    My fingers are to short!!😭😭

  • Reply ELMER Pacheco May 21, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    CAN YOU ALSO TEACH ME HOW TO PLAY HOPSCOTCH AND SEEK AND HIDE AND TOUCH OR TAG ANYTHING BUT HIP HOP RAP CRAP RAP MOST LOWLIFE SHIT TALKING BIG MOUTH COWERDS SINGING THAT TAKES NO TALENT AND HAS NO CLASS NO STYLE

  • Reply OUMOUASSAN Anouar May 22, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Sweety smile💖💖

  • Reply Daniella Araujo May 24, 2019 at 4:44 am

    For3v3rgrateful

  • Reply Scott Davis May 26, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    OMG, You are so sweet and innocent looking! 🙂

  • Reply Crystal Gacha May 29, 2019 at 1:47 am

    I have a had a guitar sense I was like 4 or 5 and never learned

  • Reply • Jessiiie • May 31, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks I’m trying to learn Guitar

  • Reply Peter SCHENK June 5, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    nice video can I be your boyfriend? to be my guitar teacher…

  • Reply Doodle- Noodle June 7, 2019 at 1:43 am

    My fingers are to short to play a C is there any substitutes

  • Reply Sanjith Muralidharan June 13, 2019 at 8:19 am

    She’s so cheerful all my depression went away with that smile 😁❤️

  • Reply Hex Gaming June 16, 2019 at 7:23 am

    What is your name? ☺

  • Reply Alma wali June 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    every time i put my fingers on the strings the sound stops i tried all positions for my hand but it never works

  • Reply BOB BOB June 25, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Shit that

  • Reply Maria RBLX June 25, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    ur so creapy no ffece

  • Reply Bella Earp June 28, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I watch this when I was a beginner did not get it 2 years later I can’t do the pattern lol

  • Reply Ana G. July 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    You're guitar lessons are just the best! You always give me positive vibes, because you're explaining very patiently and always smiling while playing the chords! This is better than meditation:)

  • Reply Janessa Clemente July 7, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Tha k you for subscribing my channel💖

  • Reply Daniel&Naz July 11, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Great tutorial love this!! You are very talented.

  • Reply ashpriya1 July 14, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I follow the strumming pattern but I'm not getting the same rhythm as hers.. Any help?

  • Reply Mirai Tonari July 18, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Because i've got small fingers, 3 chords is for me hehe! Thanks!

  • Reply Music is the Truth July 24, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Do we still pause between the sections of the strumming pattern in real time .

  • Reply donald hutton July 29, 2019 at 12:37 am

    So there's something not quite right with the Dmajor chord in this progression, it almost fits but needs a little tension or some dissonance. After playing around with the chord i found that the D7 chord adds just the right amount of conflict without completely changing the overall harmoniousness of the progression. That and it makes the chord change to the C easier and more natural feeling.

  • Reply anais florit July 30, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I can't play that strumming pattern lmao

  • Reply Kylie Vlogs August 14, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    What do you mean by a d stroke down?
    Edit: never mind, lol. For anyone else who gets confused, it just means a down stroke

  • Reply Becca Bean August 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Any tips for memorizing chords

  • Reply Charlene Mayne Agustin August 23, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Hi, can you do a tutorial of Scared to Death by KZ Tandingan? I really want the way you teach because I can get it easily. It’s very detailed and I really love it. Btw, Filipino fan here 😊

  • Reply Maria garcia August 29, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I can' even do the C chord because my fingers are to small😭

  • Reply Jhunie M August 30, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Hi I'm new to your channel and I just wanna say your teaching is well detailed and I love it lol. But where can I see the lyrics with the chords?

  • Reply Maria garcia August 30, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
    I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
    And I'm not proud of my address, in the torn up town
    No post code envy

    But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
    Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
    We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
    But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
    Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
    We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

    And we'll never be royals
    It don't run in our blood
    That kind of lux just ain't for us
    We crave a different kind of buzz
    Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B
    And baby I'll rule (I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule)
    Let me live that fantasy

    My friends and I we've cracked the code
    We count our dollars on the train to the party
    And everyone who knows us knows that we're fine with this
    We didn't come from money

    But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
    Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
    We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
    But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
    Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
    We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

    And we'll never be royals
    It don't run in our blood
    That kind of lux just ain't for us
    We crave a different kind of buzz
    Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B
    And baby I'll rule (I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule)
    Let me live that fantasy

    We're bigger than we ever dreamed, and I'm in love with being queen
    (Ooh ooh oh)
    Life is great without a care
    We aren't caught up in your love affair

    And we'll never be royals
    It don't run in our blood
    That kind of lux just ain't for us
    We crave a different kind of buzz
    Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B
    And baby I'll rule (I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule)
    Let me live that fantasy

  • Reply Emmie B September 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Omg I was watching so many videos for easy beginners and this is the only one I understand
    . You are so good at doing this!!!

  • Reply Arlen Cuen September 28, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Really liked it. Guitar's awesome. 🙂

  • Reply Stu Partridge October 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Your strumming is garbage and will only encourage bad technique.

  • Reply Bailey Boo October 30, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Download GuitarTuna it helps a lot with chords FYI

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