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How to play The Flame on guitar



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hi guys and girls michael warren here

from essentia guitar lessons and let's

learn how to play the flame on guitar by

cheap trick

this is great for intermediate players

to practice some barre chords and some

strumming patterns

arpeggio picking power chords and palm

muting

now this song's harder to play than it

sounds but i'll break each part

down slowly for you there are only four

parts to the song

and they're using slight variations on

the arpeggio pattern we're using

it's in standard e tuning and here's

using a 12 string guitar

the chords we'll be using are a sus 2 b

sus

4 b sus 2 b c

sharp minor a d shaped e and just a

standard e

and d chord now if you like this lesson

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let me know so before we start the song

let's run over the chords the first one

we're doing is an asus2

this is a little bit different from the

standard asus2 but it's the same thing

so we're going to start with our first

finger second fret on the d

string our third finger fourth fret on

the g string

and that's the a sus two and you can

hear that straight away in the intro of

the song

so the next chord is the b sus four and

this can be a little tricky

when you're starting here we're barring

the second fret with our first finger

we're taking our third finger on the d

and the g

string and we're barring on the fourth

fret

then we take our little finger on the

fifth fret on the b string

and then cell b sus4

there's also a b sus2 which is a bit

easier to play

again barring the second fret put your

third finger on the fourth fret on the d

string your little finger also on the

fourth fret on the g string

and that's how b sus two

we have a standard b chord so again

barring the second fret

and we're going to use our third finger

to bar the fourth fret on the d

g and b string and that's now

b bar chord we also have a c

sharp minor so now we're barring

the fourth fret and take your third

finger place it on the d

string on the sixth fret your little

finger underneath it on the g string on

the sixth fret

and then your second finger on the b

string on the fifth fret and that's

our c sharp finder there so the next one

we'll do is this d

shaped e chord it's exactly the same as

d but we're moving it

up to the fourth fret v so you'll have

your

first finger fourth fret on the g string

your second finger fifth fret on the b

string and your second finger fourth

fret on the e string

and that is your d shaped e we have a

standard

e chord so second finger

on the second fret on the a string third

finger second fret on

the d string first finger on the first

fret on the g

string and that's our standard e and

just a standard

d chord there as well so open

d string first finger second fret on the

g string

second finger third fret on the b string

and

second finger second fret on

the e string and that's your standard d

chord

so let's make a start we're going to

start with our a sus2 chord

so first finger second fret on the d

string

third finger on the fourth fret on the g

string we're going to play the open a

string first

and then play the d g

and b string after that and we do that

four times so

it's a nice easy intro there but a nice

chord is using

then we're going to do this little run

on the b string

second fret fourth fret there on the b

string

now this is a tricky part we're going to

jump to the b

sus4 bar chord there and we're going to

play

the second fret on the a string and the

fifth fret

on the b string so

and then we're ready to play the fourth

fret

on the g string and the fourth fret on

the d string so

slowly two four

five four four so if we put that intro

together really slowly now

two four the five and the second fret

the four and four

now take your little finger off and play

the four and the b string again

so two four

now from there we're going to change

this is the best place to change the

chord

to the b sus2 and we're going to play

the four

on the d string the four on the g

string the two on the b string

then back to the four on the g string

four on the d string so we have

then we're going to change to the b

chord we're going to play

the fourth fret again on the b string

jump to the d string then to the g

string

and then the second fret because your

finger's already there

on the a string and that gets us ready

to go back

to the second line there so let's do

that really slowly because it is

confusing the picking pattern there

number one playing both

changing

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changing

again so let's do it up to speed now

and straight from that to there we're

going to the open

and that's the next line of the intro

now it's nearly exactly the same

he's putting an extra two in on the a

string there so it's the same again the

asus2 chord without starting with our

open a

there and we do that four times again

our little run two four the fifth fret

there

and the a string on the second fret and

our g d

little finger off back to the b string

now

we've got the four on the d the four on

the g

but this time we're going to play the

two on the

a and then the two on the b

the g the d changing to our b

chord we're going to play the b string

the d string the g string and then back

to the second fret

on the a string the only difference here

is he's adding

the two in on that b sus 2 chord

so let's do that slowly now

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our b sus4

and up the spray

so that's the intro to the song and that

first part was four bars we finished on

the two

and then went back to the open now we

want to remember that because we're

going to use those four bars

later in the song after the first chorus

so let's jump into the verse

so our verse is nearly exactly the same

as the top line to the intro

it just changes slightly at the end on

the b chord so starting with our a

sus2 again we've got the open a string

and four times z

our little run two four and the five

now b changing to our b sus two

and this is where it changes we're going

to go to the b we're going to play

the b strings at fourth fret and then

the d

string the g string and the b string

and that's the only difference there

we're not going back to that two

at the end of the b so let's play that

slowly

now run b sus4

b

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now the next line or the next four bars

does change a little bit and it's only

at the start part

he plays the a sus2 chord again he does

the

open a string and then he plays the

d string after that and then does the

chord

or the d g and b strings

then the rest of it stays exactly the

same

doing our b sus4

so that first four bars is exactly the

same as the second four bars

except for our intro there where we're

doing the a

string and the d string and then playing

our chord

so that's our verse let's jump into the

pre-chorus now this is a little bit

tricky this part

we're going to start with a c sharp

minor we're going to play the a string

and the e string at the same time

then we're going to play the g

b e and again g b

a so

now we're going to play the open a

string

sixth fret on the g string fifth fret on

the b

string and then play the seventh fret on

the b string as well

then back to the sixth fret on the g

string

fifth fret on the b string and then back

to our

sixth fret on the g string

so we have

so we put those two chords together

and

then we go back to the c sharp line and

we do exactly the same thing

again

and then we change the second chord a

little bit we're going to play the a

open string sixth fret on the g string

fifth fret on the b string the

seventh fret on the b string and then

just five

on the b six on the g to finish there

so let's do that slowly now

back to the c-sharp monitor

and let's try that up to speed

now our next part we're using our

d-shaped

e chord we're going to play the top e

string so it'll be open and the fourth

fret there

on the bottom e string and we play

the g b

so we have

now we're going to go to a b chord we're

going to play the a string and the e

string together

and then the g b

e and g b e again

and then we're going to do an a sus2

we're going to play the open a

string and the bottom e string

b string g string two times on the e

string

b string and g string there so let's do

that part

slowly now

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and up to speed there

now the last little part we're going to

do two b's and this is our power chord

so we're just playing the

a d and g string there we do that twice

back to an a power chord once back to

the b

once a once

b once and then a two times

let's do that slowly

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and up to speed

and that's our pre-chorus that's the

same each time

okay so our next part is the chorus and

this is fairly easy we're just going to

start with our e chord

and do our strumming pattern down down

up

up down up

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same strumming patterns

and we do that twice let's play through

that now e

b and to our a

two bars

[Music]

that when we go back to e one bar same

strumming pattern

b one bar same strumming pattern

this time we go back to e for one bar

same structure

and then to a for one bar same strumming

pattern

now this next part we're gonna do palm

muting so we're gonna start on the i

and one bar there we'll be doing a count

of one and two and three and

four and so all down strums

and l b bar chord palm muting again one

bar

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and then we're going to go back to our d

two bars per meeting

and you can build that up there then the

last part we stay on the d

we do down down down down

down and that finishes the chorus off so

let's play that through now

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[Applause]

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and then finish off

and that's our chorus there so that's

all the parts of the song

so let's go through and put it together

now so

starting with our intro we play that

then we go to our first

verse our pre-chorus then our chorus

and then we play those first four bars

of the intro again

and then our second verse is the first

four bars

of the verse and we do that twice we

have the pre-chorus

the chorus then the solo

in the solo we're just doing the second

verse play that exactly the same

then we go back to our pre-chorus so the

last chorus we're just playing the e for

a bar

the b for a bar and the a for two bars

with our strumming pattern

so it's the first four bars of the

chorus we're doing that and just

repeating that

till the end so thanks for watching i

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