May 24, 2017

Guitar lesson for Meet Me In The Hallway by Harry Styles

Video lesson

Notes on my approach to this song

Straight up, this isn’t meant to be 100% accurate to how it’s played on the album. It’s damn close, and these chords will let you play along with the album – but I have no interest in capturing a perfect record of every single note played on every instrument heard on the studio version (there’s too much going on, I’m not good enough, etc). Rather, I want to show you how I enjoy playing this song. If this helps you, fantastic! If you think this is garbage and sacrilege, I emplore you to look elsewhere.

Chord Progressions

Keeping it super simple here. Again, may not be fully accurate – but you can get it done w/ these chords.

INTRO + VERSE

Em . . . Em . . . A . . . A . . . (repeat)

CHORUS

Em . . . G . . . D . . . A . . .  (repeat)

Intro and Verse Riff

Here’s how I play it:

E |–––––0––––––––––|–––––0––––––––––|––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––|–
B |–––––0––––––––––|–––––0––––––––––|–––––2––––––––––|–––––––––––––––|–
G |–––––0––––––––––|–––––0––––––––––|–––––2––––––––––|–––––––––––––––|–
D |–––––2––––––––––|–––––2––––––––––|–––––2–––––––4––|––2––––––2–––––|–
A |–––––2––––––––––|–––––2––––––(2)–|––0–––––––––––––|––––––5––––––––|–
E |––0–––––––––(2)–|––3–––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––|–
     Em               Em/G             A               (A)

Chorus Riff

Here’s how I play it:

E |–––––0––––––––––|–––––0––––––––––|–––––2––––––––––|–––––––––––––––|–
B |–––––0––––––––––|–––––0––––––––––|–––––3––––––––––|–––––––––––––––|–
G |–––––0––––––––––|–––––0––––––––––|–––––2––––––––2–|–––––––––––––––|–
D |–––––2––––––––––|–––––0––––––––––|––0––0––––2–4–––|––4––2–––4–2–0–|–
A |–––––2––––––––––|–––––2––––––––––|––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––|–
E |––0––0––––––––––|––3––3––––––––––|––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––|–
     Em               G                D               (A)

Simple Chords w/ Lyrics

INTRO

    Em .... .... A .... ....

VERSE

    Em                      A
    ...Meet me in the hall----way
    Em                      A
    ...Meet me in the hall----way
    Em                      A
    ...I just left your bed---room, give me some morphine
    Em                      A
    ...Is there any more to do?

CHORUS

    Em                           G
    ...Just let me know, I'll be at the door
                  D     A
    At the door........ hoping you'll come around
    Em                          G
    ...Just let me know I'll be on the floor
                  D     A
    On the floor....... maybe we'll work it out
    Em                    G
    ...I gotta get better... gotta get better
    D                     A
    ...I gotta get better... gotta get better
    Em                    G
    ...I gotta get better... gotta get better
    D      A                  (Em)
    ...And maybe we'll work it out

          (begin next verse's opening E-minor on final lyric "out")

And so on!

I hope this helped

Let me know if you have questions or comments. Good luck!