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How To Play The Ballad Of Mona Lisa Acoustic Guitar Lesson & TAB - Panic! At The Disco



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either and welcome at your guitar

workshop my name is Andre and today

we're going to be doing a song by Panic

at the Disco I didn't know this band

before but this is a request from

Charlie Rosetti he had won the last

contest in November and the song is

called battle of Monalisa now I think

everyone who realizes song is going to

be loving this version of it it's an

acoustic version Charlie I'd send it to

me via email and I think it's really

nice the guy's got a great voice I

didn't know the guys by the way panic at

the disco this was completely new to me

but I was really happily surprised and

thanks to Charlie you guys got a free

tutorial well free it's always free but

you've got this tutorial because

actually have one a one on one lesson

and he asked me to do a video instead so

everybody could enjoy enjoy this song

all right so everybody probably already

knows how it works we'll get into I'll

play for you first and I will get into

how to play it on the guitar so here we

go

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we'll start with the courts first the

courts are a minor

then f with a in the base e with G sharp

in the base then we also got D minor

with a in the base

other courts that we use are the F chord

the G chord

a minor and C with G the base

and E seven

and I'm not sure if I forgot about it

but the Secord you use as well I'll play

it once more the intro for you and then

we'll get into how to play it on the

guitar one two three

so what do I start with

you start with an a power chord so ring

finger is in second position of the of

the D string and you play the D string

and open a string and then you slide

that tone all the way up to seventh

position on that D string so like this

you got this

all right once you go come to that sub

position on the D string and you play

that D string and a string together you

play all eighth notes so you play one

and two and three and four and but

you've got a couple of accents and the

accents are on the first beat on the two

and so in between the second and third

beat and on the fourth beat so that you

got this one two three four one two and

three four one two and three four like

this one two three four one two and

three four one two and three four the

things that that the second beat also

gets already a little bit of accent just

it's like it's almost prepping for the

accent that's on the 2n which is pretty

heavy so you got this one two three four

this rhythm is really important so I

suggest you practice that a lot before

you even go further because that is the

basics of pretty much the entire song it

changes here there but this is pretty

essential stuff for this for the Battle

of Mona Lisa okay so you've got that for

a full bar then you get the G minor

chord and you play that same rhythm so

like this 3/4 the thing is is that with

that g minor you when you play those

accents on the first beat the two and

and the and the fourth beat you also

play the strings a d g/b maybe even

earring but least most of it but the

beats in between you're going to be

playing less than that so more the

bassist like this

now it's not going to be rocket science

it's not going to be like you have to

exactly play these are that strings it's

not going to be like that you just try

to aim more for the for the bait strings

in the in between notes and the accents

are going to get the full chord so the

first two bars together one two with the

pickup one two three then you're going

to get that F with a the bass and there

you play exactly the same thing three

four like so and in the first bar that

you play that f qor so that's actually

bar number three sorry for the confusion

when you play it for the first time you

play a a 2 B string and when you get to

the fourth bar you play a two E string

so it becomes a bit fuller so you've got

that third bar 3/4 then you get the

fourth bar and there you play

but that fourth bar is a bit different

from the previous bars and that's

because at the half of the bar you

switch to e with G sharp in the base and

there the rhythm is also a bit altered

so that fourth bar should sound like

this three four you play an accent on

the first beat and on the two and as

before so you play like this one two and

and then you stop it you mute the

strings and then you play three

accentuated eighth notes on the on that

II with G sharp in the base like so so

good to notice that that third beat is

muted and after that you get those three

accentuated eighth notes so again three

four one two and

once more three four one two and

so let's try to play that whole intro

together 1 2 3