Three Little Birds - easy tutorial

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Three Little Birds - Tutorial

Table of Contents

  1. Song Audio (YouTube)
  2. Song Form
  3. Song Lyrics and Chords
  4. Drums
  5. Keyboard
  6. Bass Tab
  7. Guitar Tab

YouTube Song Audio

Song Audio with Andy and Student Counting

Song Form


SONG FORM

INTRO
| A / / / | A / / / | A / / / | A / / / |

CHORUS 1
| A / / / | A / / / | D / / / | A / / / | (x2)

VERSE 1
| A / / / | E / / / | A / / / | D / / / |
| A / / / | E / / / | D / / / | A / / / |

CHORUS 2
VERSE 2

CHORUS 3
VERSE 3

CHORUS 4
CHORUS 5

Song Lyrics and Chords

[Chorus]

       A   /  /  /       A   /   /   / 
Don't worry,   about a thing
       D              /    /       /       A  /  /  /
Cause' every little thing,   gonna be alright      Singin'
        A   /  /   /       A  /  /  /
 don't worry,    about a thing
       D              /    /       /     A    /   /  /
Cause' every little thing,   gonna be alright


[Verse]

              A    /   /   /
Rise up this mornin'     Smile with the
  E      /   /   /
 rising sun    three little
  A    /  /        /      
 birds       pirch by my 
  D       /   /   /
 doorstep        Singin'
      A     /   /      /
 sweet songs       of melodys
  E         /    /    /
 pure and true       sayin',
 D       /      /      /      A     /   /   /
    this is my message to you-oo-oo



Drums

This could be a phase 2 beat to play including sizzles.

Keyboards

stay tuned

Bass

Bass Tab

This bass part could also be played as an easy guitar part. Just play every root note three times throughout the song on counts 1 + 2.

This approach requires you to memorize the 2 parts of the song: a Verse and a Chorus, which is easy.

Refer to the Song Form above.

So...

for an A play
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-0-0-0-----------------|
E|-----------------------|

for a D play
G|-----------------------|
D|-0-0-0-----------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

for an E play
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-0-0-0-----------------|

Guitar

CAGED Open Chords

There are 5 standard open major chords on the guitar, which are the following chords: C, A, G, E, and D major chords.

Look at these images to help you learn where your fingers should go. On the left hand, pointer=1, middle=2, ring=3, and pinky=4.


Here's another look at the same idea.

GUITAR Tab

The following is TAB to play during the VERSES


   A SHAPE
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-------10-------12-------14-------12-------10------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a  

   E SHAPE
e|-------12-------14-------16-------14-------12------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a  

   A SHAPE
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-------10-------12-------14-------12-------10------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a

   D SHAPE
e|-------10-------12-------14-------12-------10------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a  


   A SHAPE
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-------10-------12-------14-------12-------10------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a  

   E SHAPE
e|-------12-------14-------16-------14-------12------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a

   D SHAPE
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-------|
D|-------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a  

   A SHAPE
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-------|
A|-------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a  

The following melody is generally an organ part, but could be played on the guitar.

E|-----------------------|
B|-----------5-----------|
G|--2--4--2-----6--4--2--|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|





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