Guitar Chords For Wonderwall – Four Tips For the Perfect Introduction
Oasis recorded this song with a distinctive introduction because of a slight deviation from the standard way of playing simple chords, but the guitar chords for Wonderwall are easy to play because of this.
Here’s how to play the precise chords that Noel Gallagher strums out in the instantly recognisable introduction in 4 simple steps.
First of all, your third and fourth fingers do not move throughout all four chords, giving it the distinctive sound. All the changes in chords come from your first and second finger. I’ve explained which fingers should go where with each chord for you.
Guitar chords for Wonderwall : Step One : Em
If the standard E minor tab is shown like this :
0-2-2-0-0-0 : E minor
0-2-2-0-3-3 : Exact Oasis Chord
0-1-2-0-3-4 :These are the fingers to use on each string for the above Oasis chord (1 = first finger etc)
If you need help with the strumming pattern, the first 3 strums are all downward strokes and this sets the pace of your strumming hand for practically the whole of the song. Try and keep your hand to this rhythm and you will naturally pick up where to strum the strings if you play along to the track.
Guitar chords for Wonderwall : Step Two : G
For this chord, you only need to move one finger from chord one!
If the standard G major is shown like this :
3-2-0-0-0-3 : G major
3-2-0-0-3-3 : Exact Oasis Chord
2-1-0-0-3-4 : This represents the finger position – notice that 3 and 4 are the same as the first chord (in fact, you only move finger 2)
Guitar chords for Wonderwall : Step Three : D
If the standard D major is shown like this :
x-x-0-2-3-2 : D major
x-x-0-2-3-3 : Exact Oasis Chord
0-0-0-1-3-4 : This represents the finger position – notice that 3 and 4 are the same as chords one and two
Guitar chords for Wonderwall : Step Four : A
If the standard A major is shown like this :
x-0-2-2-2-0 : A major
x-0-2-2-3-3 : Exact Oasis Chord
0-0-1-2-3-4 : This represents the finger position – again, notice that 3 and 4 are the same for all chords
If you play these chords as described above, they will be identical to those played by Noel in most of the song so I hope that as soon as you heard yourself play them you recognised it, because that is a great feeling to get
These easy Guitar Chords for Wonderwall are very similar to standard chords but they sound fantastic together and that is the genius behind the song.