Before tackling this course, you should be comfortable with all the material from About A Girl

Summary: In Bloom

If you are looking for a song to really practice and master your power chord playing, this is the one for you! It's such a great tune and the chords jump all over the neck, so it's the perfect practice tool.

The Chords: Power Chords!

For this track we are using a lot of power-chords, which is a great challenge for beginners to change between. All the chords we are using are shown below. Remember, if you play any of these chords with slightly different fingers, that is no problem! Stick to what you like!


During this song we have a range of strumming patterns, so we thought it might be best to pop them all in the dropdown menus shown below. Good luck!

1st Strumming Pattern (click to expand)

The 1st rhythm pattern loops over 2 bars, as you can see below. IMPORTANT: The chord changes mid bar (on the 4th beat). Here are those rhythm patterns.

2nd Strumming Pattern (click to expand)

During the verse we are using a slightly different strumming pattern, which is shown below. We repeat the first pattern 3 times, then the second pattern or the last two chords.

3rd Strumming Pattern (click to expand)

We have a new strumming pattern again during the next part of the song, which is as follows.

    Keep Learning: Powerchords

    Many thanks for watching this video and visiting the website. If you love this tune, but find some of the chords quite hard to follow, check out our powerchord course right here on the site. We take you through all the shapes and how to change the chords quickly and cleanly. We also learn the theory behind the chords and apply them to some great tunes! You can check it out here: Powerchords Guitar Course.

All done?


You've now completed Song Jukebox: Nirvana 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.