Hi guys, welcome to day three of my ten day guitar starter course. Where we’re checking out the easy 3 chord song ‘Three little birds’ by Bob Marley. So we’ve already covered the chords needed to play this song. The E, the A chord and the D chord. If you haven’t checked out those chords yet, please do check out day one or two of this course where we’ll cover those chords in depth. And let’s get straight in for a close up now for how to play ‘Three little birds’ by Bob Marley. So the chorus of this song should be very easy for most of you guys watching this video. We want to change between the A chord and the D chord So very similar to what we did in day two of this ten day guitar starter course. We just have the E major chord in the verse, but the chorus of this first chord sequence is two bars of the A chord. And if I just strum on the beat that would go one two three four one two three, then we change to the D And then back to a bar of A. So two A’s, one bar of D, one bar of A. Just a demo first of all. Don’t worry about a thing. ‘Cause every little thing is gonna be alright. And that repeats twice, and then we get on to a verse. Let’s try with this one, because it’s very similar to what we did in day two, let’s try doing something we call 8th strumming and we’re going to do this all with down strums. So essentially, for one bar, rather than strumming four times, we’re going to strum eight. And twice as fast, that looks like this, that’s how we split the bar up now. one and two and three and four and Because we have to, in music we can’t just count to eight, we have to always count to four. And count the offbeats as ‘and’. So: one and two and thee and four and. One bar of A would therefor sound like one and two and three and four and So because this should be fairly easy for you Let’s go straight for this harder strumming, get stuck into this easy song. And if you want to play along with me, I will shout out the changes for you. But we’re strumming at around this temper one and two and three and four and So ready on our A chord everyone. Let’s give this a go in two and three and four one and two and three About a thing two Change to the D ‘Cause every little two and three Back to an A chord. two and three and four and Let’s have one more go at that same line, because it happens twice for this chorus. three and four Don’t worry two and three about a thing and two and three and D ‘Cause every little thing Back to an A A and two and three and four and Now we need that to happen twice, straight away on the bounce. If the change was a little hard to you, just pause the video briefly to do some individual changes Strumming the A chord changing to the D give it a strum, change back to the A. If you’re unfamiliar with this change, check out day two where I explain how to play these chords in depth. And why we’re playing this version of an A rather than the three in a line A that some of you may be more familiar with. The idea is this anchor finger basically. So let’s go for this one more time, we’re basically going for the same line again but we’re going straight for both lines. And I’ll kind of sing the chorus so you get an idea of how it all fits together. then we’ll end the verse, so same again two and three and four Don’t worry two and three about a thing and two and three to a D chord every little thing back to an A chord there and two we stay on the A Don’t worry two and three and four a thing and two and three to a D ‘Cause every little thing back to an A and two and three and four and Perfect. That is how to play the chorus. We then have the verse, which is this next section I’m about to show you. And then we go back to a chorus. Typical song structure usually starts with a verse then goes to chorus, verse, chorus. But this one starts straight away with the chorus, which is why we did that first. The verse, a little bit trickier, because we do also change to this E chord. But we’re going to start off with the A. I”l just give you a little demo of it first. Rise up this mornin’ Smiled with the rising sun three little A chord Then to a D chord. So that’s the first line, the second line is really similar. But we’re going to change, every chord is for a bar. A E A and D The way I kind of like to think about it with these chord sequences is A chord is kind of in the middle so then we come to the thickest strings. go back to the middle and then to D, which is on the thinner strings for this one. So if you remember: middle, thickest strings, middle, then high. It can be easier than trying to remember the letter names, remember what your fingers are doing to remember along the chord sequence, and it helps you visualise it. So let’s play this together, I’ll shout out the chord sequence but it’s also on the screen for you if you need it. From the A chord. Straight for eighth strumming, I’m sure you can do this guys, keep going with me. two and three and four and Mornin’ Smiled with the rising sun. three and to an A A chord two and three and then a D chord two and three and pause there Let’s go for that one more time for that one guys, really good if you’ve kept up with that. But let’s do it one more time to make sure. In two and three and Rise up this mornin’ E chord E chord two and three and A chord there and two and three on my doorstep two and three and four and And then it’s almost the same, but the D and the A chord are swapped around for the last two bars So it’s a bar of A E straight to a D chord and then back to A So it’s just the last two chords swapped around, it’s on the screen for you. Let’s try and go for this straight away from the A chord, the second line. three and four and E chord pure and true D chord, bigger change Let’s give this a bit more time, there we go D chord this is a message to A chord you And then we would be straight into the chorus, but we’re just going to go for that one one more time. So let’s go for the whole thing, the whole verse. And I’ll shout out each chord as it comes to you And we’ll pause a little bit on the changes, to make sure everyone can keep up. From the A chord, top of the verse in two and three and rise up this mornin’ two and three and four, E chord rising sun and three and three little A chord then to a D on my doorstep two and three, back to an A chord, second line sweet songs with melodies E chord pure and true D chord this time, singing D, this is a message to A A And that is the end of our verse. So to have a full playthrough now, we want to play through the chorus come to the verse, and then end on that chorus. And that is absolutely plenty for this song. But there is another couple of other verses aswell, if you want to keep that pattern going. It’s always the same, even if the lyrics change in a verse. It’s the same chord sequence, so your count is the same. Let’s have a playthrough then, full playthrough from the top now. I’ll sing a little bit, but I’ll also shout out the chords to make it easier for you. Join in with me from your A chord, straight into a chorus, in one two three and four Don’t worry two three pass down the A chord then it’s a D GO! ’cause D chord Back to an A A two three Start again don’t worry, second line about a thing two and three to a D ’cause every little thing back to an A back to an A verse Rise up this mornin’ two and three smile, E chord rising sun three A chord birds two and three and then to a D D two and Singing A chord Two and three four pure and true three, D chord this time Bigger change message to A chord two three, chorus, chorus Don’t worry two and three and about a thing two three four ’cause every little thing three and four and one and two and three and tell me don’t worry, last line now about a thing two and three and D, ’cause every little thing is gonna be alright. two and three and four and So that’s how to play ‘Three little birds’ and that’s the end of this day three of this ten day guitar starter course. If you haven’t checked out days one and two, please do, especially day two we’ve got a little melody with that when I’ll teach you how to play ‘Born in the USA’ by Bruce Springsteen. But if you’ve already done those, you can practice this ‘Three little birds’. And then get straight on, join me tomorrow for day four where we’ll be checking out an easy riff. With these three chords, and a riff is very short and recognisable. So you’re going to want to join me tomorrow for day four of this ten day guitar starter course. Please subscribe if you haven’t already. I’m sure the playlist is findable over there or in the description to find the rest of the lessons in this course. Thank you very much for watching, and I’ll see you soon guys. Take care of yourselves and bye for now.