How To: Play "Lola" by The Kinks on acoustic guitar

Play "Lola" by The Kinks on acoustic guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson.

This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Lola" by The Kinks. If you want to learn how to play "Lola" by The Kinks on acoustic guitar, this is the video tutorial for you. There are actually three videos here for the verses, chorus, and the bridge, and this song is actually their version of "Yoda" by Weird Al Yankovic.

VERSES (VIDEO ONE):

Intro Chord Progression:

C D; E

Strumming:

D D DUDU *UDU (for C D, * indicates change to D)

D DUD DUDUDU UDU (for E)

Verse 1 and 2 Chord Progression:

E; A D; E; A Asus4; E; A D;
E; A D; C D; E; E

Strumming:

D DUD DUDUDU UDU (for E)

D DUD DU*DUDU UDU (for A Asus4 and A D, * indicates chord change)

D DUD DUDUDU *UDU (for C D, * indicates chord change)

Verse 3 Chord Progression:

E; A D;
E; A D; C D; (twice)
E; E;

Verse 4 Chord Progression:

E; A D; E; A Asus4; (twice)

Verse 5 Chord Progression:

E; A D;

E; A D; C D; (repeat until tired)

End on E

CHORUS (VIDEO TWO):

Capo 2nd Fret

Chorus Chord Progression:

B; F#m; A; A

Chorus Strumming:

D DUD DUDUDU UDU

BRIDGE (VIDEO THREE):

A C#m B (three times, strumming DU *DU *D UDDDU where * is the chord changes)

E G#m C#m (same strumming as above)

B (D DUD DUDUDU UDU strumming)

PLEASE NOTE: This acoustic guitar lesson is for Handsome Alvin's interpretation of the song. It could be very close to the original song, or it could be very different. Their covers are designed to be played by an acoustic duo in live performances, therefore they cannot play the songs as a full band can. Please appreciate the songs for their arrangements and enjoy.

(1) Part 1 of 3 - How to Play "Lola" by The Kinks on acoustic guitar, (2) Part 2 of 3 - How to Play "Lola" by The Kinks on acoustic guitar, (3) Part 3 of 3 - How to Play "Lola" by The Kinks on acoustic guitar

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