Cours de guitare (UK Subtitles) - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

Uploaded by MrGalagomusic on 20.12.2011

Hey YouTube! Eric Legaud from Galago Music, today for a Christmas Carol!
Yep! I got told "You should do stuff like a Christmas song or something." but I didn't really know what to do
Yeah I could have done "Petit Papa Noel" but I didn't really feel like it
I found that Hallelujah was quite good for the occasion, and for any occasion anyway...
Ok so right away, the left hand chords, and then the finger-picking pattern on the right hand
which we can also do with the pick, here we go!
So, for the right hand we start with a G major!
3rd fret of E, 2nd fret of A, and 3rd and 3rd frets of the little strings
or, the other version of G, if you're used to this one I don't often show it because I got used to the other one
but this one works just as well, check out the little diagram for the placing of the fingers
Er, so the first chord: G major. Next a E minor 7
which we will do very lightly, it's just to visualise the chord have a look at the diagram
next a E minor chord, which will be super light as well, you'll see why next
Next we have a C major chord, which can possibly be replaced with a C9 chord. We'll see that in context.
Next we have a D major chord. My D isn't so great...
Remember to always block the big E, although as we're gonna do an arpeggio pattern we don't need to bother with that
So D, and finally the last chord, the diminished D# you might not know this one yet, but it sounds really nice
For this one I detail the placing, I press the 1st fret of the D string, then the major goes on the 2nd fret of G, nothing on the B, and the 2nd fret of the last string
and I strum the last 4 strings. Ok we can't see much so consult the diagram on the screen, to make sure everything is ok.
So that's for the left hand positions, now the right hand stuff! Changing of shot... Very neatly done.
So, either we do it with the fingers, which would give 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Ok so, the fingers I use: I take those three fingers - aren't they the sounting fingers? I dunno -
You place them on the three last strings, and the thumb and the E string
These three fingers will never move, the thumb however will sometimes go on the A string, or the D string, according to the chords we're using
So for now you practice just without anything - see the left hand is here - and you do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Which might remind you of the beginning of another track...
Metallica, anyway...
So once you've really caught that thing, which you can do in flat picking by the way
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 you only pick downwards for now
if you wish to do it with the pick, the advantage compared to the fingers is you get a bigger projection, that's all
You see with the fingers... it's a bit muffled, and with the pick...
So you chose what you feel is best for you.
My G sounds wrong.
So! There's a tiny tiny variation on this right hand, and it's on the intro, so I'll show it to you now
We're in G on the left hand. My pattern on the right hand will be, or would be according to what I said 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
We can do it like that. However, what's sympathetic and what we have in the song, is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...
And then instead of doing the 6 there, I do it with the thumb while placing the index here
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1... 2, 3, 4, 5, - and then the same thing going up - 6, 1...
So basically, while you're doing the G, you don't have to press this finger here
1,2, ... You prepare it for the swoop
Ok! Now we see everything with the structure!
So, Introduction simple version: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6...
Ok so I did the complete right hand pattern and it works very well
Now the version with the bass swoop, a little more difficult 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
I go again (with G) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
And that was the introduction! Now the verse. It starts like the intro, so I'll do it directly...
We can keep the thing without the bass swoop if you prefer, I'll still do it with, so verse:
1, 2, 3... So you can notice on the G chord, we don't need to use this finger because we don't strum it with the right hand
So you can leave it in the air to prepare the bass swoop if you've decided to use this option.
Verse! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6...
And now we have a choice. Either we go with the C9; and we will place the thumb on the A string, while the other fingers do the same thing
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6... that's the easiest option because there's not much movement; Either you make the C like this
Which would give a slightly different sound in the high-keys
So once again with the verse 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2... and I'll switch directly to the C
This C chord... Next you will do the D chord, place the thumb on the D string and the other fingers don't move
Next the G again, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ; my thumb goes back there And the D again! The thumb goes back here
I'll go again a bit faster!
With the C9 this time, why not?
And the D again!
Cool! Now the pre chorus! It starts the same way with a G.
And that's the only thing a bit annoying,
We're going to do a C, either like this or that, and we'll only strum the first three quavers instead of six
i.e 1, 2, 3; there are two chords in the same bar so 1, 2, 3; and instead of finishing the pattern I do a D
And I do another pattern of 1, 2, 3. Woo! I'll do the pre chorus again.
(G) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Why not (C9) 1, 2, 3
(D) 1, 2, 3. OK? Or (G) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
(C) 1, 2, 3 (D) 1, 2, 3
Next E minor! And this time you don't even need the left hand because you're neither strumming the A string nor the D string!
I'll start over from the C/D thing.
(C) 1, 2, 3 (D) 1, 2, 3
(Em) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Next another C with the same pattern 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Next a D major, remember the thumb goes on the D string 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
And the oh so pretty chord: the diminished D#!! Wonderful! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
And after this one another Em 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
And then I've had the initiative of adding the harmonics.
The harmonics on the 12th fret. So you go on the 12th fret and you don't place your finger in the middle but right over the fret itself.
And you don't press at all! If you press it'll give something shitty like a banjo. It's really like the little paw of a kitten.
Samba chat ;)
So the pre chorus once again!
(G) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 half the (C) 1, 2, 3 half the (D) 1, 2, 3
Easy Peasy (Em) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Next the (C) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
The (D) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
The (D#°)! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
(Em) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
And the chorus, finally! With a C. This time a C major will sound better.
Two bars of C! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Next two bars of Em easy peasy! Here you go, we have time to give love to people, like "Love!"
Next (C) again! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Then (G) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (D) again 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (mind your thumb)
(G) again! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and (D) to finish!! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 And it's over!!
I'll just do the chorus one last time at the right speed!
Hello the crowd! Merry Christmas!!
There you go...
Well that's all, I hope you liked it! Just one precision, normally the original version, at least not Leonard Cohen's,
but Jeff Buckley's and Rufus Wainwright's are in C, which means their versions sound a bit higher. So the chords aren't the same ones.
So I allowed myself to use the G major tonality, for two reasons, because it's wider, and easier to sing along, and because we can use the little Beau Gosse bonus on the 12th fret on the pre chorus!
Well I think that's everything! So Merry Christmas! I hope it's not too excessive to say this song is a Christmas carol, but I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone!
See you soon! Ciao!
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