How To: Play "Why Don't You Get a Job" by Offspring on guitar

Play "Why Don't You Get a Job" by Offspring on 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 "Why Don't You Get a Job" by The Offspring. If you want to learn how to play "Why Don't You Get a Job" by The Offspring on acoustic guitar, this is the video tutorial for you. There are actually three videos, the first covering verse, second covering chorus and the third covering bridge.

VIDEO ONE (VERSE):

Verse Chord Progression:

A(F); D(A#); A(F); E(C);
A(F); D(A#); A(F) E(C); A(F);

Verse Strumming:

D X UDU XU; DU X UUXU; (3 times)

D XU *DU X; U U X U U X; (for the A E; A;)

* indicates chord change

VIDEO TWO (CHORUS):

Chorus Chord Progression:

A(F); D(A#) A(F);
A(F) E(C); A(F); (repeat)

Chorus Strumming:

D X UDU XU; DU X *U UXU;
D X U *DUX; U U X U U X

VIDEO THREE (BRIDGE):

Bridge Chord Progression:

D(A#); D(A#); A(F); A(F);
D(A#); D(A#); E(C); E(C);

Bridge Strumming:

D X UDU XU; DUX UDU XU

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 "Why Don't You Get a Job" by Offspring on guitar, (2) Part 2 of 3 - How to Play "Why Don't You Get a Job" by Offspring on guitar, (3) Part 3 of 3 - How to Play "Why Don't You Get a Job" by Offspring on guitar

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