Learn how to Play "It Happens" by Sugarland
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Guitar Lesson - Learn how to Play the song It Happens by Sugarland.


Hey guys, what’s up? Its Aaron, this next song is going to be on a lesson called It Happens by Sugarland it’s a new one of theirs; it’s really a cool song. So what I want to show you right now is, at the beginning of the song you can hear some chucking and what chucking really means is kind of just strumming with the strings muted. [Demonstration] Okay, so you hear something like this at the beginning of the song. [Demonstration] You’re not to hear a chord any thing like that. If you try to hold the chord and mute it like this, this part of your hand and on the strings still strum it’s little harder and just taking these fingers off or form line of 0:42 pulls the strings. And don’t press down, you know what a note going out is going to softly lying on there so that stops the strings and collaborate it. [Demonstration] Use a strummer hammer like— [Demonstration] Something like that. Okay so after some chucking by itself, and here some chucking makes them on some chords or— [Demonstration] Okay, I’m just playing the D chord, down up down up, down, chucking. [Demonstration] Okay now, and one thing I’m trying to sort of trying this out a little so you can see this. If you’re doing as D chord down, up down, up down, and you’re muting it, you’re coming up here to chuck. It’s going to be easier to mute the strings up high you go, okay. Learn you down you’re going to be on muting still but this D— [Demonstration] The harder you go through is easier to chart, the higher that you go is going to be a part of your change back to this B. So what I recommend you guys practicing is, practice this D like— [Demonstration] And then mute this hand so— [Demonstration] Mute this hands so that strings stop vibrating. Then leave your pointer finger there in your chord on the 2nd fret of your G string. Leave that there, take the other 3 and kind of, you got some bends or there’s still almost like a backward and rests each other through. [Demonstration] Or the strings, so keep that pointer finger there if you can, because when you go back to your D is kind like place holder [Demonstration] Now if you’re good, go back to the D chord, [Demonstration] Go pretty chucking where you want. All right so once you get to that intro part you’re getting those strumming. The strum pattern that you use is going to be a little different on what Christian plays I think it’s his name in Sugarland. He’s playing the different strum pattern. I’m going to teach on that, I think it’s easier for you to strum along with while you’re singing so if you’re playing I’m doing this and singing also I think its easier strum pattern for beginners as in general. So, strum pattern you can use for that it’s going to sound something like this— [Demonstration] Okay, so you’re to play 4 measures in a verse. Now the 1st one is the D, the 2nd one is D, 3rd one is a G and the 4th one is a D. So you can watch my fingers let me tell you 1, 2, 3, 4 with our measurement, this is the first measure. [Demonstration] Just like that, okay repeat that twice then you get on to now it’s for me, why me, same over one out blah, blah story. There’s no bit explanation for there on. Now that is kind if you’re going to be fast so what I want you to remember is you’re going to switch to the next chord earlier than you think you should because it goes so fast. If you try to switch here earlier, if you’re in your pick and right on. If you try the lick till like with the tabs is the work now it’s— [Demonstration] Interchange right on the word with letter, it’s above the word. So your chord on this tab is going to be like, now it’s for me, then now let’s get the D above it in the for has got the A above and normally that means that when you change to the chord. But try and go earlier than that so, this is really quick changing. Quick changing for, so you know now is [Demonstration] Okay, so no worrying in slow down. It’s a D, A, G, D. So D, down, down up A, down, down up G, down, down up and then the D you can just strum it for a measure so [Demonstration] Or back into the A. [Demonstration] Now listen to a lot song, play that, their usual number is to this, so that’s really the whole song. All these chords are above it, I think this is really doesn’t mean you practice along with no more capo 4th fret and all you think I think may give you guys a little bit of chuck and little practice to get going as this chucking and— [Demonstration] So remember freehandsguitar.com, get a couple of our lessons on there and lots of other cool stuff to help you beginner guitarists up and good luck and have a good weekend.