This soulful track from Alabama Shakes is a great 6/8 style piece that borrows a lot from soul records across the years but adds a unique and very dynamic touch. It's great fun to learn!
This is a great song to practice your barre chord shapes (whether you play them as full bars or even Hendrix style thumb over chords). The main chords in the song are pictured here.
The rhythm pattern is a classic slow blues or soul groove. You simply hit the first beat and the 4th beat. To be more specific though, you strum the first beat, let it ring out and then 'chop' the 4th beat (making the sound stop straight away). Here is that rhythm pattern. We also use arpeggios a lot during the rhythm, which is a classic way to pick in soul music. Franco guides you through that clearly in the video.
We have a really cool section of the song, which we can call the bridge. We literally take the F major barre chord, and gradually move it up the neck until you get to C. Again, great practice for your barre chords. Check out the neck diagram below and hover over each chord shape to see it!
You've now completed and taken a huge step forwards in your guitar playing journey. Feel free to bask in glory for a while, or go ahead and try another course if you're hungry for more.