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Us and Them – PINK FLOYD – Guitar Lesson

November 6, 2019

Hi, I’m Bobby crispy this video is part of my guitar lesson series So today I’ll show how to play us-and-them by Pink Floyd from the Dark Side of the Moon album Okay, so I’ll play the part first and show how it’s played, okay, so the first part is this Okay, so for that play the Third string seventh fret and bar the two bottom strings at the fifth fret Okay, so this is how you pick it Fourth string open Third string Second string third String First Second Third Second And that’s pretty much that the picking pattern throughout the song with the different chords and I’ll actually play it you want to see how I’m picking it with my fingers Okay, okay so the next part is this Which is exactly the same as the first part before we’ll just slide it up two frets Okay, and you play each part twice, ok, so the next part is this Okay, so that’s exact same pigment pattern but um you play third string 10th fret second string 10th fret and the 1st string 9th red Connect spurt is this Okay, and that’s same again same picking pattern as before So if you play the third string seventh fret 2nd string 8th fret and 1st string 7th fret The first time around and you play that space So I’ll play that all again all three okay here goes And after that it goes to Okay, so that’s You watch the same picking pattern fourth string open Second is a third string second fret Second string third fret back to the third string First string open second string third string Second string and fourth string open fifth string fourth fret So once again Then it gets into the court shall play it first, okay, let’s go through it and I’ll show either plate Okay, it starts off as a b-minor like that And for one beat it’s an a chord Your next word is Adi it’s a G base you play a regular D chord like that You can actually play it like like that and play top string Third fret And the next chord is a C chord, but you’re playing the G based on the top string third fret so it’s Like that Okay, and that that all repeats Okay, so that’s pretty much a lesson. I hope it’s been helpful and thanks for watching


  • Reply shjhdhah June 21, 2012 at 3:40 am

    very helpful, even if I knew this song already! It is a pleasure.

  • Reply bmh3333 June 21, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Never gets old: "Hi, I'm Bobby Crispy…"

  • Reply michael goddard June 21, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Love this song, thanks Bobby :o)

  • Reply wolfmannoon June 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Thanks bobby I love The Floyd such a deep band.

  • Reply JESUA55 June 21, 2012 at 10:05 am

    very thanks bobby from Barcelona spain , jesus

  • Reply Andrew Cory June 21, 2012 at 10:51 am

    your the bomb bobby

  • Reply KissfanNorway June 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Great lesson and great t shirt!! Gonna see KISS in 10 days here in Norway! rock and roll!!!

  • Reply Zack Miranowic June 21, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Great song, great lesson! Thanks

  • Reply Willian Gonçalves June 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Just waiting for the first dumbass that will dislike it…

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  • Reply juke voxx June 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Bobby could you show us how to play "Proper Stranger" and "When Friends Fall Out" by the Guess Who off of their American Woman Album..

  • Reply RWS June 22, 2012 at 1:06 am

    great lesson bobby !! nice work.

  • Reply che g June 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Great lesson ,Bobby keeps it nice n simple ; Rock on 🙂

  • Reply orionmapa June 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I wish he would say "welcome to jackass" or "and this is the (instert random stunt name here)" after that, would totally make my day.

  • Reply vegasaxeman June 24, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Great lesson, GREAT SHIRT, and marty WHO? You ROCK DUDE!

  • Reply Samantha M June 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    pink floyd rocks thanks for the lesson!

  • Reply natetheguitarkid June 25, 2012 at 3:45 am

    *marty the big red dog, lol. You havent heard of Marty Schwartz? He's everywhere on guitar related YouTube videos.

  • Reply BHAKTI BROPHY June 25, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Bobby — you are a great teacher. This is one of my favorite tunes (well…I love the entire album and have for 30 years now…but this song is so ethereal). Thanks so much for the free lesson!

    I love your Studio Les Paul. I got one the first year they were put on the market: what a beautiful instrument.

    BTW– Ace was staring at me through the entire lesson (your T-shirt!). 🙂

  • Reply vegasaxeman June 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Please pardon my sarcasm… I do know who Marty is. I just like the fact that you don't bombard out emails with "Guitar lessons that have to be paid for"… Plus you're from "the great white north eh?" "They got some beauty players up there" You're both great players and I'm sure a lot of people appreciate both of you doing all the heavy lifting when it come down to learning songs… THANKS, BOTH OF YOU Bobby!

  • Reply Wet Water June 29, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Hey man I love your videos could you do one on acdc back in black thanks keep up the good work!!!!!

  • Reply Rodney Hall June 29, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Good job, thanks Bobby.

  • Reply PrehistoricBeasts July 7, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Great job, man, thank you so much for the lesson!

  • Reply 3jesstin July 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    this is a nice and simple song i love it!

  • Reply kontolomagic July 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks,not like many others,where you have to pay for a full lesson,it's a shame . . .

  • Reply Al Dino Power August 1, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Fantastic lesson. Thank you

  • Reply menjysmith1 August 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    really, thanks this is in my opinion one of the most beautiful songs ever made!

  • Reply menjysmith1 August 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    More pink floyd? :D?

  • Reply Electrik Diesel September 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

    thanks for the lesson, it was very good

  • Reply Slv4D November 27, 2012 at 2:44 am

    That was a nice well explained lesson. Thanks Bobby, Adam

  • Reply jack colby November 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks Bobby it helped me alot more than my music instructor could

  • Reply Greg Hawthorne January 13, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Your lessons have helped me alot, i started learning on my own in 1989. I mainly did strumming but I found your Youtube channel and in the last 4 months I've learned alot.
    Thank you from the dark side of the moon ( Sudbury Ont.) lol

  • Reply asaa1212 February 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    awesome vid learnt it in a few minutes, just one thing, whats the strumming pattern?? lol im a beginner

  • Reply andy wiesner February 21, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Wtf do people keep cricitzing you,you might not be brilliant but i appreciate what you put out..People are cunts.I'd like to see them do a vid

  • Reply David Bandini February 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    wonderful lesson…yuo,re the best !!!

  • Reply MaxGamingInd March 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

    i can play vvith this lesson 😀
    thx bobby crispy 😀

  • Reply matthew gallagher March 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    hi bobby ,great lesson and keep them coming,and as for the hecklers fcuk them,regards scotland

  • Reply ashwin singh March 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

    No Haters For This Video (Y)

  • Reply Ben Culture April 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Bobby Crispy! Thank you for being there!
    You are to be commended for getting the chorus correct, specifically the D/G. Although I prefer to call it a Gmaj7sus2, they are the same notes. Gilmour fingers a barre chord:
    but your open fingering is exactly the same, and allows for variation. See:
    Good ear! Some will insist on a regular Gmaj7, but to me the 2nd/9th, the A note, is as clear as day. Rick sings it as a low harmony, as well.

  • Reply Ben Culture April 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    No kidding! I came here from
    … and I'm getting a LOT of hate from one ugly heart who just can't seem to accept the D/G chord AKA Gmaj7sus2.
    She's throwing curses and bigotry and shit and hate at me for standing up for the truth. She intimidated one guy into erasing all his comments after backing me up. Everyone else is treating it like a "disagreement", when one of us is wrong (her) and one is right (me).
    I had to mention this video for backup, so she may show up here.

  • Reply Ben Culture April 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I mentioned this elsewhere, but you know what's fun to do (that Gilmour doesn't do) is with the Dm(maj7), the third chord of the verse, is to slide the fretted notes every four frets in either direction, and still have the same parallel triad in different octaves! Just leave the D string open and take off!

  • Reply ashwin singh April 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I Can Understand What You're Feeling Like, But, There's Only One Thing To Be Done In Such A Situation, Let The Bitch GO TO HELL 😛

  • Reply Ben Culture April 22, 2013 at 5:02 am

    You're right — I've got to stop dignifying her comments with responses. it's not easy, though. I really hate people who presume to "teach" music in any way, when they don't have it right.
    I saw one lesson for the Cars song "Drive" that was just ALL wrong, but even after I contacted the "teacher" and set him straight, he REFUSED to change his lesson, and had nasty words for me (and I always start out civil.)

  • Reply PeaTwatedBumWit July 4, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Let us know how it sounds first then play it you fucking idiot

  • Reply Kipling08 July 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Merci… ♪ ♫…

  • Reply davey1965 July 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    i think you are the only idiot here if you cant figure out the simple structure of this song….you've obviously not listened to the song before

  • Reply OurBrainHurtsALot September 7, 2013 at 1:11 am

    How the hell will he let us know how does it sound if he doesn't play it first?!

  • Reply Kryptone Shoemaker September 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

    not very helpful, goes too fast for a beginner

  • Reply yogi2yogini October 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks Bobby , lovely lesson , such a brilliant tune

  • Reply jasonecc November 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Bobby Crispy, You are a great you tube tutor! learnt lots from you're videos!!!

  • Reply Robert Bohrer November 11, 2013 at 5:15 am

    you give my favorite tutorials on youtube.
    Also for people having trouble with the D/G chord and the C/G chord, you might try using your thumb for the note on the low E string, since your thumb is probably hanging around there anyway, I find it easier at least

  • Reply Fadi Whisky Hands November 13, 2013 at 3:52 am

    i suck at barring the 5th on the b and e while having my ring on the 7th of the g -.- i always mute the string 

  • Reply moester46 November 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    thank you for sharing this lesson, I have always wanted to learn some Pink Floyd songs. This lesson is very easy to understand.

  • Reply MegaVolcano November 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Great lesson!!! I'm already playing it through.

  • Reply RANGERVETBRET December 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    thank you bobby you taught me the rain song and now this. great lesson

  • Reply Kenneth Nielsen February 14, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Clarifying the G Maj 7th as a D/G makes it much easier to play than what is given on another video. That helped. Thanks!:- )

  • Reply Gangster Jim March 6, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I love this Us And Them (:

  • Reply jonh mike April 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    like the way you explain, but i think you should play all part before lessons

  • Reply angelo avvampato July 29, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Great lesson!!!

  • Reply TangerineHaze August 11, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Thank you so much booby! You are the best guitar lesson teacher!

  • Reply TangerineHaze August 11, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Lol meant bobby

  • Reply Tyler Nevins September 30, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Thanks, Bobby!

  • Reply j.d. thompson January 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Beautifully done.

  • Reply Ein Berliner August 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    thanks man

  • Reply DavidLN August 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Thanks for share!

  • Reply Abhinav Arya August 15, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Please @BobbyCrispy make a lesson for LOST FOR WORDS by pink floyd.. pleasee

  • Reply ginosupernova November 19, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    very simple explained and accurate! cheers

  • Reply Pascale February 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm my favorite guitar teacher 🙂

  • Reply fasteddy9 March 25, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Thanks for this!

    Sent from my Atari 1040STE

  • Reply Umberto Pollicino April 8, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    very good

  • Reply Akio May 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    D/g is too difficult! Any easier chord?

  • Reply PAULIE G. December 20, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Hey Bobby, brother you rock! I have been playing guitar on and off for a gazillion years. Never really sat down and learned cover songs the correct way, I came close many times, but never spot on. Now for the last 10 months or so I have finally learned songs that I like. and moreover I am playing them the the right way (with the help of You Tube and Guys (and gals) like yourself. Thank All of You people SOOO much. Happy Holidays to you and yours and to all of the countless others. Thanks again, Paulie G

  • Reply Kevin Farrell July 8, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    excellent job. with over a quarter million subscribers to your channel imagine all the good you're doing for all the people learning guitar around the world. thanks!

  • Reply Fred Payette July 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    thanks ! I just learned it on organ and now I'll be able to add guitar on top

  • Reply Ron Cohen October 11, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Great teacher  thank you..

  • Reply jml4040 December 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you – this is (really!) right about my skill level on guitar – will be working on this soon!

  • Reply Mike Boudreault December 14, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Very clear to follow, thx a million.

  • Reply Kenneth Carvalho February 17, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Hi Bob.. am unable to see the tabs..

  • Reply Glen Manning March 4, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Very nice lesson, it help out tremendously, I incorporated some of your picking patterns into mine, since like to do a little more mixing up of the picking patterns it seems to give it more texture.

  • Reply Captain Smakdown March 20, 2018 at 3:19 am

    What is the intro song?

  • Reply JSMC December 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you Bobby, I took 1 hour to learn it 👍👌✌🎅

  • Reply Rafael Fuentes February 2, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Thenk you so much this is one of my fav PF songs

  • Reply caleb prodtoins February 17, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    This guy explains it better than anyone. Great lesson bobby

  • Reply Juan A September 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Exlnt, but sounds much better using a Martin??

  • Reply GUITAR LESSONS - BobbyCrispy October 4, 2019 at 2:42 pm


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