Hey, this is Matias Rengel with Guitar Control and today you’re going to be learning the song Juice by Lizzo. And it’s a really cool song. It has an interesting progression, a little bit short, but interesting. And we’re going to be seeing how to play this in a way that you can sing along with it or in a way that you can play with the actual song. As usual there’s a link in the description, so make sure you tap on it or click on it so you can get the tab and let’s get down to it.
All right. So the first thing that we should do, we should check out the chords. So for the actual recording, the first chord is this one. Now if you include the actual base, the name of the chord will be something different. But since in this case we’re not including the name of it with the base, we’re going to include it later so you can play it in a better way. So in this case, this is going to B and F over G. So the way that I like to play this chord, I like to grab my index finger, place it on the fifth fret of the fourth, third, second, and first string, and then bring the middle finger on the sixth fret of the second string. So that’s your first goal right there.
If you don’t like to play this, you could also play it like this. See right there, you’re using all the fingers. You’re putting your index on the fifth, middle on the fifth, pinky on the sixth and ring on the fifth. You could also play this chord right here, but it doesn’t sound as cool as here, I think. And I believe in the recording, they’re playing here. But if you’re interested here you just have to play it on the 10th fret of fifth, fourth, third, and second, that’s it. I think it’s more interesting here, though.
Now for the second chord, we’re going to go into a F7sus4, and then to F7. So for that you’re going to place your index finger on the eighth fret from the fifth to the first string, and then you’re going to grab your ring finger and just place it on the 10th fret of the fourth string, pinky finger on the 11th fret of the second string. Okay, that’s your second chord. And then from there you bring the pinky down a fret to the 10 fret, and that’s your third chord. So we have…
And now check this out. After that we go into this one. So for that you’re going to place your ring finger on the seventh fret of the fourth, pinky on the seventh fret of the third, and middle on the sixth fret of the second. And then after that we’re going to go into our final chord, which is a C7. For the C7, index finger on the third fret of the fifth, fourth, third, second and first. Ring finger on the fifth fret of the fourth string. Pinky finger on the fifth fret of the second string. Now there you have it. You can just play that.
But now, to make it a little bit more… I mean in the recording it has a delay, right? There’s like… So you play this once, this one, this twice. One more time here. That’s it, next verse, so it’s like one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four. Got it? Let me do that slowly. One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four. Right? So that will be the way to follow along with the recording.
But now to make it more interesting instead of playing like that, the way we did it, or like this, just play the fifth string. This is the same. And for this one, bring your index on the fret of the sixth string. And now let’s put some rhythm into that, and even though the recording doesn’t have it…
So what I’m doing there, I’m doing down, up and then I’m stopping. And then go down, down. Okay, so down, up, down, down. Got it? Down, up, down, down, down, up, down, down and then I do the same here. But this time check it out. I want to do down, up, down, and then I change the chord. Then I go here. Down, up, down, down, and then there you do down, up, down, change the chord. Down. Got it? So… A cool way to play this would be to put muted notes in between what I’m doing. So something like…
Now this will be a way to play it in solo style because I mean if you play it with the recording, the actual recording it’s the first thing that I show you, right? It goes like… With the delay, without any muting, without any rhythm, but this a cool way, right? Because I know that a lot of you want to just like either play with, I don’t know, with your friends, with a band or like just do a YouTube cover and play the song, you know? So that’ll be a really cool way to play, right? Because otherwise will be a little bit boring just by the way that they originally is.
But anyways, there you have it. It’s a really, really cool song. I suggest that you start by learning the chords first, right, without the rhythm, and then slowly include the second rhythm that I showed you. And then the third one if you want. But anyways, that’s all for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed the lesson. Go listen to the song Juice by Lizzo. She’s got other amazing songs. She’s a great artist. So yeah, that’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed the lesson. There’s a link in the description. Make sure you click or tap on it so you can download the tab. Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily guitar lessons saying one last thing I would love to know. What’s your favorite guitar? Is it a Strat? Is it a Telecaster? Is it a Les Paul style? Acoustic? Leave a comment down below with your answer. Thank you so much for watching.