“The Lazy Song” Bruno Mars Chords

Chord Chart Available in Songbook

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Guitar Technique


If you are playing this on acoustic guitar then I would recommend playing the full barre chords in a bass / chord strumming pattern. The best way to learn that would be to watch Bruno Mars perform it on his acoustic guitar in the Billboard live performance. Keep in mind he is playing it a whole step down ( two frets ) so the Key of the song is A Major. For the regular version on electric guitar I would play only on the top 3 strings, clean tone, and a sharp attack for the reggae rhythm guitar.

“Feelin Alright” Rebelution – Acoustic Guitar Lesson

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Barre Chords

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Guitar Technique

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Listen to the recording to hear how the  notes are played short and phrased. This of the best reggae songs to play on acoustic guitar because of the finger picked intro. If you are a beginner guitar player this song can be simplified by just playing the open chords on the downbeat. Then when you get comfortable with the chord changes try the finger picking pattern.

Songs Lyrics

Well it’s about that time for us to look around and meet somebody new
Let’s all welcome in familiar faces, perhaps somebody who,
Has got a conflict in their life
Tell them you’re sorry, but there’s ways to change the wrong to right
See we can sit in a distant haze and watch rain clouds pour thoughts of greatness and help our troubles sail real far away.
Well it’s a struggle – everyday we’re stressing, but what’s a life without dedication?
I’m trying to pick up the souls intention to soak in music relaxation
We’re feeling good, we’re feeling alright
We’re feeling good, we’re feeling alright
In a moment I’ll be on my way, to better days, while life is changing
And even though I’ve had my share of pain, I’ve been sympathizing and realizing
I’ve got a feeling that we can be a better friend
Simply complimenting every now and then
In the morning I wake up and miss the night before
Cause I love the music more and more
See we can sit in a distant haze and watch rain clouds pour thoughts of greatness to help our troubles sail real far away
While it’s a struggle everyday we’re stressing, but what’s a life without dedication?
I’m trying to pick up the souls intention to soak in music relaxation


How to play “Redemption Song” Bob Marley – Acoustic Guitar Lesson

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Guitar Techniques

To get that warm, organic acoustic guitar tone I am using my thumb to pick out the intro riff and strum the chords. I’m also picking closer to the bridge of the guitar for the strumming. These are the guitar technique’s Bob Marley used, as you can see in the video clip below.

I also am keeping my right hand in constant motion to keep the rhythm flowing. This is important to feel the pulse of the music and so your playing doesn’t sound stiff.