Hey! This is the first in my series of video lessons, as always,
I can't sing but I'll do my best to show you how to play some popular
songs. Today we are looking at We Are Young.
First you'll need the chord
We Are Young Chords - We
Are Young Chords
In We Are Young there are only 4 different parts, and each part
has 4 chords, sounds like a lot? Well trust me, it's not!! Luckily
for us, the chords in each section are identical, each part simply
has a different rhythm, phrasing or order to the chords. So in total,
to play this whole song we only need to learn 4 chords! We will
go through those chords first then you can watch the videos below
to see how to put those chords together to create the song. The
4 chords we need to know are, F, Dm, Bb, C. You can always review
the common chords section to learn
how to work these chords out, however I will show them here for
First we have F (also known as F major)
Next we have Dm (D minor)
Next we have Bb (B flat major, B flat is the black key. When you
play this in the song, play the chord 1 octave down, this means,
find the next lower B flat note to start the chord on, I couldn't
show it as my keyboard image below is not long enough, the B flat
note at the left side of the keyboard is cut off)
Finally we have C (C major)
Which fingers to use? Well for chords F, Dm and C I like to use
fingers 1,3 and 5 and for B flat I like to use fingers 1-2 and 4.
Please review the fingering lesson
for more information. Play around with it and see which one is comfortable
Learn these chords, once you do, you will know all the chordrs
to play We Are Young!
I have broken this song down into its 4 distinct parts, so please
watch the videos and enjoy learning it! It's best to print out the
keep them handy.
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