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Us Against The World (Basic Acoustic Chords)


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I was messing around on my guitar last night, and worked out a 'simple chord version' for Us Against The World.


"And sing; slow-ow-ow-ow it down" :lol:


Acoustic guitar in half-step tuning.


Excuse my ignorance on chord names, but the ones I used were;


C (X, X, 5, 5, 5, X)

*Barred with ring finger*


'Cm diminished?' (X, X, 5, 5, 3, X)

*Introducing index finger for the D*

Call it C2.


A (5, X, 7, 6, 5, X)

*Could play open A string, but I just liked the sound of the bass note on E.

Just the way I played the chords in this song.*


'A variation?' (5, X, 7, 7, 5, 0?)

*Don't have my guitar in front of me, so I can't remember if an open top string complements the chord*

Call it A2.


F (1, x, 3, 2, 1, 1)

*The bass note really shines in this chord. You can choose whether you want to alternate the third of the chord from A to A sharp. I didn't.*



You can pick up the strumming pretty easily, especially if you listen to the live recordings on Youtube.


In standard time, the pattern goes like this:


C -/ C2 -

C -/ C2 -

A -/ A2 -

A -/ A2-

F -/ F -

F -/F -

C -/C2 -

A -/ A2 -


The verse and chorus are the same.


So yeah, there's a lazy version of UATW :D




NB: Oh yeah, you play the bass notes with your thumb.

No duh, I know. But I'll just throw that in there.

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