This emotional track that pays due to Paul Walker, who tragically died whilst filming the Fast And The Furious sequel. This is a fantastic song to learn and play, and Simone takes you through all the chords and rhythms you need to learn.
We just need three chords for this song, which is awesome! We need an E minor, G major, C major and then back to G major. The chords are played with a capo in the 3rd fret, as shown below.
The first rhythm Simone takes you through is a fingerstyle rhythm where he plays the chord using his fingers, followed by a percussive slap. The important thing to remember is 1. Keep your thumb on the root note of the chord (for Em and G that is the low E string and for C that is the A string). 2. Keep your other fingers (not including the little finger) on the D, G, and B string. Here is the basic rhythm groove, but remember that you 'slap' the guitar on the 2 and the 4 beats.
As the song progresses and you want to strum a little harder and give the song a little more, Simone recommends a 16th note strumming pattern as shown here. Remember... Keep the arm moving!!
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.