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Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day Guitar Tutorial (How to play) EASY song

October 14, 2019

Summer has Come and Passed the innocent Can Never last Wake me up when September Ends Like my father’s Come [to] past Seven Years have gone so fast Wake Me up When September Ends Here Comes The rain Falling From the Stars Drenched in My Pain again Becoming who, [we] are as Mine Never Forgets What [I] lost Wake me Up when September Ends Hi Guys it is September Now at The Time of Releasing This Video and Film in it anyway so we’re Doing Whence it Wake Me Up when September Ends by green Day and this is a song which has A beautiful Intro Riff very Recognizable and very Straightforward [To] do if you Were to look at a chord Sheet for this song you might be Mistaken for Thinking it has A lot of var Chords in it And you might want to stay away [from] it However it’s a song [that] most people who Follow my Channel will be able to do [Let’s] get you straight in For A Close-Up and Check out how to play this Song and If you do like This one Make sure you do Check out good Riddens Time of your life as Well The Lesson on how to Play [that]? so there’s the Main Riff you will Definitely want to check out the link in the Description to the Tab Sheet that I really recommend [that] you Follow and on that Tab it [will] Say Fifth fret of the Fourth String and We want to play that with our Third Finger? then it hits The Open String and Then We’re Going to play With your first Finger the Second String Third fret so We have Third and First Fingers Placed Down like this it can [be] A lot more Comfortable Though You Can Still be on your Tips if you kind of Grip With your thumb Just hooked, over the Top and If We picked Four? Three and do That’s The Riff That starts the Song and We Just want to play it twice And then There’s a Pause See to get These strings Ringing out you want to try and get on the Tips of your? Fingers as much as Possible Kind of Like that With our I am Now but you Can Really as i say get it quite Comfortable in The Palm [of] your Hand Just [Kind] of Hook in Here By being on an Angle Rather than Having to sort of Stretch your hand too much and Having [your] Thumb much lower died I Definitely Grip it like This [They’re] Both you Can play the riff Exactly the same I Am You from There if You prefer that more classical Style Or even A Shredder style but for blues in Pop Music Ripping it With your Thumb Over the Top Can be A Lot more Comfortable and From There our Bass note Which is on our Third Finger Is going to Walk Down From 5th fret to [4th] fret 2 and 0 [Da-Da-Da-Dah] That’s 5 4 to 0 so if I just demo the riff Nice and slow 5 4 [-] and Then Open Front Because of How, we’re Playing Discuss the notes That were Playing in This Riff, We have to change out the way With Gripping the Chords? Halfway Through Two the first Two are Quite similar you Can Switch to your Middle Finger to play for Again This Angle That my fingers [aren’t] Almost Pointing Towards my right Shoulder It’s Really Allowing that Muscle you you Well then to play the next one We’re not Going to Whenever you’ve got? A lower fret You need you need to use a lower Finger we need to use first fingers so we’re Going to use our first Finger Second fret of The Fourth String and Then put your Third Finger Where your first Finger was before we’re Going to put your Third [Finger] Third fret of the Second string so I’ve got first Finger Here Third Finger Here No other Fingers Are Down it’s Just Those Two and, we’re Going to again play pick the Same strings Which is A broken Chord, or single strings out of a chord and that Is Called an Arpeggio We’re getting with A? Arpeggio Like an I can up Really [Making] [This] sense but There’s, no h Is quite People always Think There’s a Harp Edgy I think and then We Take that first [Fingered] off That’s our Last Card and each One of Those you Repeat that one Two Three One Two Three [but] then you just Move on to the next Chord so for demo the Full thing and then Move Straight away after that It’s that Middle bit that is Certainly the hardest Change Let me demo That again Really slow if You want to Jam Along in 2 3 4 Change Course Change [Cord] and Final Change On the Picking Hand Side of things are you Can rest your little Finger here if You so wish but I would Really prefer You to rest your wrist above the [Soundhole] that’s the Way These Are Pleasure [Pans] in Any Single string Plane Is best done On Acoustic Or electric Guitar rest in That wrist Here Keeping your Film as Close to the guitar as Possible All the Time my wrist Is in Contact With the Guitar and You’re wanting the open strings to [ring] out as much as possible that’s how you will Make It sound as sweet as [that] does Even After Changing from Here We tear These two fingers off We do Have an Open Third string Still Playing? So that Just happens Once and Then We play Three notes out of a [C] major Chord but This Would be out [of] a C major Barre Chord? Barring it Third fret but, We don’t after Barkas, we’re Only going to play These Fingers Two Three and Four all [up] fifth fret of the Second Third and Fourth String because They’re The Only Strings, Were Picking There’s no Point in Having the bar Down so if You See A meet C Minor Chord [on] this Tab Or on the Sheet on A chord Sheet but you? Don’t have to play Any of the strings that Would be here you don’t have to put your first Finger Down and we’re Going to Go from C Major to C Minor you to play the last Part of the riff so Fingers Two Three and Four at Fifth fret of the Second Third and Fourth String And then, We move your first Finger to the second fret Second string? Fourth fret [Lift] Off your little Finger in your Plane Basically an a Minor Shape but Starting at the Fourth fret and We play Four three two again? And then, we’re Going to go back to the first Chord that We played in the song which was? Second String Third fret Fifth fret Fourth string Let me demo That last part of the riff the A minor Ship and then The first Chord of the Song One more Time [A] Minor Ship Give you a Slightly Different Angle on that with the picking Hand and everything you So going from [the] Top of the song Let me Demo everything that I’ve Demonstrated so far We start Off? With This Four Times and then it goes Into the riff of the Song so we need This one [ten] Three [for] then The Lift Starts One ish Changing Keep Everything Ringing out Zero Three in A line A minor ship First Part of the Song Come faster They After Last Wake me Up [when] September Ends That Happens, One more Time as Second Flat Open Way Let’s go to the Side And then, we’re Into some Open Chords but you can’t Keep This Pattern going so So for the Chorus We have an e minor Chord Standard Way of Playing [in] e minor With first two fingers B minor Is Keep your first Finger Where it is on the e minor Chord and you just move [your] Middle Finger Down A string and Then your Third Finger is on the 2nd fret of the Thinnest string so it’s Almost like an Aircard But With your strings separate Like This 1 2 3 And that is a nun Bar Chord Wait I’ve Played a B Minor Chord Sounds Really Nice C Major Standard C and then G Now when We play the G, we Can step Down to this G F-Sharp Board By hitting an F-Sharp in the, Bass by moving this so this Would be here Comes B Minor again See, them to A G F-Sharp and [Still] I play again Becoming So that little S [tommy] It’s just a little Step Down and you could Strum it it [would] be A bar of each Chord here Comes B Minor C then [two] were G Drenched in B Minor C then [to] [wordy] [But] if We Keep This Picking Pattern Going and I’d really recommend the Two Two Three Four Two three four Just to Keep everything consistent for People We can go any Minor? Rain Again Falling From the Stars And it’s only Really, on that G that, We want to hit that [bruner’s]? So here Comes The rain again Falling From the Stars go to six I’m here [not] six 6 4 2 [3] 6 Or 2 3 spring Numbers-Wise But it doesn’t Really, Matter which ones you hit so long as you Keep That sort of Pattern Go and so on as [you] know the Timing of it So just to demo all of That again a Minor Comes B Minor C then to a cheating Didn’t ii Minor B Minor C then straight To a D and if You play the full Open Chords when you are Playing Open Chords and Doing a picking Pattern if You play the whole thing if You Accidentally eat Another string it doesn’t Matter [you] Can [hear] Whichever ones you, do Or, Maybe you want to do A Little [Strum] in There but Sometimes Pick Single strings that Blend Is is Fantastic There’s Nothing Wrong at all and that’s how to play the whole Thing Really the Hook Of the Song and the May Part you want to get from it is Certainly the the Intro Riff so we’ll Just do that One More Time Just as A Demonstration to give You Guys the Opportunity to play Along and it’s A bit of A refresher [so], we’re Going to do this four Times And then get straight Into our song Two three Four Another Two Times so Changing for Change for Change Clean [Aligned] A Minor Ship The First [Part] [of] the [Song] This Yes Never! What I lost wake me Up a minor Shape? and first Chord of the Song again so that’s the whole Song really all the best with this one Fantastic Acoustic Guitar Riff and This Style of Play It’s Called an Arpeggio Pattern When We’re Playing single strings out of a chord Check out more Arpeggio Patterns on this Channel and when [you] [go] forward because they Make your Guitar, Plane Sound Really Great So that’s how to play [Wake] me Up when September Ends Remember to Check out This Video here how to play Good Riddens Time of your life and I’m sure I’ll see you again in That Or Another Video bye bye for now


  • Reply Reborn August 14, 2016 at 12:21 am

    It sucks when u can sing but can't play guitar

  • Reply Ansh Gupta August 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    thank u for d lesson

  • Reply Ferhawn Qureshi August 19, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    God bless you man!
    You are one of the best youtube guitar tutors. 🙂

  • Reply Pinselalge Affen Mann August 20, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Das mit dem singen muss man nochmal über

  • Reply Joel Mitchell August 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Dude! i think i prefer your version of this song…

  • Reply Gopal Thapa September 2, 2016 at 4:18 am

    2016, September ✋

  • Reply mister omalley September 3, 2016 at 2:17 am

    1955 theyear i was born

  • Reply Dakota Ricket September 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    12:33 "Here comes B minor again" lmaooo

  • Reply Nøshin Saiyara September 9, 2016 at 7:57 am

    you make it SO SIMPLE and CLEAR !!!! without a doubt you're one of the best guitar teachers on youtube.. and THANKS for repeating everything to make it clearer and easier to understand

  • Reply Mỹ Nguyễn September 10, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Irrelevantly, Your eyes look like Jim Sturgess! Thanks for this lesson!

  • Reply KarmicYogi September 23, 2016 at 3:06 am

    anyone know which guitar is this?

  • Reply Akshay Worlikar September 29, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    thanks a ton mannn !

  • Reply Taha Haqqani October 1, 2016 at 3:58 am

    thanks man. i like your voice too.

  • Reply mitchell8 mitchell8 October 6, 2016 at 11:08 am

    nice cover my friend

  • Reply Ezekiel Kyle Roswell October 10, 2016 at 11:22 am

    can you make a tutorial of the song baby blue eyes?

    p.s. I like your accent. It's my first time to visit your channel tho.

  • Reply Edgy Eric November 7, 2016 at 2:42 am

    you annoy the shit out of me with all this singing

  • Reply Alexandra Petuhova November 12, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    His singing reminds me of jean valjean from les mis

  • Reply stephen prince November 17, 2016 at 6:49 am

    best lesson for this song . TY <3 🙂

  • Reply 莊詠欣 November 21, 2016 at 3:28 am


  • Reply Nuclear Potato December 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    damn Andy your so good

  • Reply just a kid leave me alone fag December 6, 2016 at 3:10 am

    lol when i look at the likes of comments that this video has and compare it with gameplays or something its a huge gap

  • Reply BigSGDawg77 December 13, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Sorry guitar beginner here! Please can you explain in more detail how to step down to f#? That's the only bit I'm stuck on now

  • Reply GetInMyBelly January 27, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Is it important to leave a gap between your palm and the neck of the guitar? When wrapping my thumb around, I find it difficult to leave a gap because my fingers are kind of short.

  • Reply Ginessa Audrey Link January 28, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Took me 5 minutes to learn 🙂

  • Reply Dyslexic Parrot February 9, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    How I pick the very first part is down up down because on another video he said that's how to do it but I tried just picking them one by one and it works good both ways.👍🏼Great vid

  • Reply Chester Cxre February 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    You NEED to make covers

  • Reply prad February 22, 2017 at 2:54 am

    You sing so good

  • Reply EvanescePlanet February 24, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    How did u do the F7 😭

  • Reply farha sameer February 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

    the first song I learnt from you..felt like refreshing it today!!

  • Reply farha sameer February 27, 2017 at 11:55 am

    must say..u teach so well..I hadn't practiced this song for months but dint quite forget the chords..just a few rounds and was good to go..also u sing so well Andy!!

  • Reply Angela Lloyd February 27, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    andy am 68 just learning guitar ur a brilliant teacher more beginner fingerstyle please can now play somethimg for nothing

  • Reply Angela Lloyd February 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    andy ur a brilliant teacher am68 and learning guitar can play something for nothing thankyou can u do mor beginner fingerstyle

  • Reply Johan Montes March 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Manhattan grip

  • Reply Ashis Rai March 21, 2017 at 6:05 am

    easy and very good tutorial, great help thanks

  • Reply Jason Cool March 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    how to play the f sharp after g ?

  • Reply Disappointment Man March 30, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    which thinner is on what

  • Reply Ndvr April 2, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Rip Hunter

  • Reply Heinrich Picar April 6, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Sounds almost exactly Billie Armstrong 🙂

  • Reply Jasmine Rose May 6, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Here comes B Minor See then to the G… like it hahaha

  • Reply Exclusive just May 10, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    ala hai teacher

  • Reply Tone Guerrero May 17, 2017 at 12:42 am


  • Reply MVinnyA May 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    am I the only one who thinks he looks like Rhett from GMM

  • Reply Dan Howes May 27, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Great vid!

  • Reply Northern Irish Gamer June 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    5 4 2 0

  • Reply Northern Irish Gamer June 6, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Personal note: 12:05

  • Reply Rather British June 9, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I keep on touching the open string with my ring finger at the beginning. Help please?

  • Reply 9cowbell9 June 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Traded my ⚽️ for a guitar with my Cousin today so excited to learn it!!

  • Reply Iacopo Carlini June 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you so much Andy 🙂 You're such a good teacher and your lessons make everything less obscure. I'm a Green Day fan too, so I liked this lesson a lot.

  • Reply nono noa July 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    12:29 what he is doing? whatis this chord?

  • Reply George Avedis July 16, 2017 at 1:43 am

    how do you color and dress up chords can you tell?especially when you ring G chord.

  • Reply Peton Man July 20, 2017 at 2:19 am


  • Reply Justin Choy July 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

    but how do we do the solo and the chorus please?

  • Reply Philip Adams August 7, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    the link to the Sheet just takes me to the webiste but not the sheet itself:(

  • Reply NH productions September 4, 2017 at 10:48 am

    You have got a really GOOD voice

  • Reply noel cowo September 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    For the parts with open chords, it's also really cool to start with a Dsus4 for eight strums and then a D major for another eight strums. All down strums since it's a more power driven part of the song. 🙂

  • Reply Reonix October 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I get random nostalgia from this idk why

  • Reply Wojciech Imielski October 18, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Many thanks, dude 🙂

  • Reply ujjawal jain October 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    how to get the tabs?

  • Reply Irina Shu November 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Hello, Andy, I am sorry it's maybe too late but where can I get Chord sheet and tab?

  • Reply abhishek singh November 22, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Sir can u teach take my mind take my pain

  • Reply Fred Kufahl November 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Andy you are great at 65 im getting it

  • Reply AJV December 9, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Andy can u make still breadthing lesson with capo

  • Reply Whitegrapesweekes December 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    This is such a good beginner song omg I found something I can actually play thank you!!

  • Reply ethan manaois January 2, 2018 at 6:05 am

    thank you very much!😂

  • Reply Andi Hamzah January 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    just not have same name but we same like playing guitar..

  • Reply CuNt WiTh A bLuNt January 25, 2018 at 3:38 am

    If you look up "Wake Me Up When September Ends" your video pops third

  • Reply Jagrity Sinha February 25, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Your voice … Is lit

  • Reply Ted Y March 24, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Where is the tab sheet?

  • Reply Kiry T April 11, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Omg omg dude.. U r awesme n ur voice is damn cool…

  • Reply Shivam Tamang May 20, 2018 at 2:45 am

    you are the best teacher I have come across. Your lessons have been really helpful. Thank you!

  • Reply Mr. Noodles June 2, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Hey, I just started learning, I can't seem to seem to press the strings correctly, can anyone help?

  • Reply Welsh Monkey June 8, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Hey andy ive just started playing for a week now and ive tried watching your videos as well as using a app to help teach me but im still struggling, i find it hard to position my hand on the neck of the guitar as i do gave large hands so my fingers do touch other strings is there ant advise you can give me other than put my fingers on there tips as im actaully doing that but still getting same result

  • Reply Jeng Quan June 25, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Best teacher

  • Reply Georgia Canty September 4, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I usually hate covers, but you have such a soothing voice💖

  • Reply Fachry Nadhib September 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    good one, im subscribing now

  • Reply Shooby Doo September 14, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    It's September. I wanna play this when I get my hands on a guitar!!!

  • Reply Pallavi Srikanth September 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm


  • Reply Shooby Doo September 16, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    My guitar makes horrible buzzy sound!

  • Reply ryder Ninja Style September 26, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    That voice damn…

  • Reply Abhishek Dutta November 5, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you Soo much !

  • Reply ALUCARD Hellsing November 17, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Dude ur the best … I ve been looking for the decent tutorial for sooooo long but this one's the greatest of all <3

  • Reply Neelam Sharma November 26, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Can't understand strings

  • Reply Breathing Oxyjenn December 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    This is by far the best tutorial on this song!!! you explained everything so thoroughly

  • Reply FiskyDisky December 21, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Oh Gad damnnn thats so cool I literally learned it right off the bat!

  • Reply Benny *O_O* January 15, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Not bad at singing

  • Reply tarzantarzanboy January 19, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Dude dude, you're the best.
    Teach the whole thing without even remotely a shred of complication
    You rock

  • Reply Swagarika Giri March 4, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    where is the description of the tab sequence?

  • Reply Parker March 6, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Anyone know where the chords/tabs are?

  • Reply CHEMICAL EYE April 10, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Where is the tab??

  • Reply CHEMICAL EYE April 10, 2019 at 2:06 am

    There is no tab in the description.. Are you kiiding me?

  • Reply Saket July 11, 2019 at 5:14 am

    this was released on the day of my birthday

  • Reply INDIAN ALLIANCE August 11, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Wow….. This is what I was looking for.💜

  • Reply lenux sam August 23, 2019 at 12:06 pm


  • Reply MANish K PauL August 26, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    You made it so much easier !

  • Reply Patrick Lenard Dumaraog September 3, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Dude you teach so well
    Im a newbie

  • Reply Emerson Lima September 6, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    It's September and I'm watching this video. Cosmic energy. 🎙️🎸

  • Reply shayento hoque September 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Yamaha model plz

  • Reply Chanananana nanana September 19, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Can someone tell me how to do the F# please i'm stucked at that part 🌚🌚

  • Reply Robin Ahmed September 22, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Nice voice mate 👌👍

  • Reply Hot and Spicy 234 tqt September 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I can't find the main riff in the description. Could you help me?

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