## Video lesson

## Chords needed

Here’s how to play the chords used in this song:

```
E |–––0––––4–––––4––––5––––7––––7––––
B |–––0––––5–––––4––––5––––7––––7––––
G |–––1––––6–––––4––––6––––8––––8––––
D |–––2––––6–––––6––––7––––9––––7––––
A |–––2––––4–––––6––––7––––9––––9––––
E |–––0––––––––––4––––5––––7––––7––––
E C#m G#m A B B7
```

## Chord progressions

With the exception of the brief pre-chorus, the entire song is played with these four chords in this order:

```
E . . . C#m . . . G#m . . . A . . .
```

For the pre-chorus, you’ll simply do two measures of B and then two measures of B7 to build things up:

```
B . . . B . . . B7 . . . B7 . . .
```

## Intro and verse riff

In total, here’s the tabs for the main riff you hear in the intro and verse of the song.

```
E |––––––––––0–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––5–x–––––
B |––––––––––0–x–––––|–––––––5–5–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––5–x–––––
G |––––––––1–1–x–––––|–––––6–––6–x–––––|–––––––4–4–x–––––|–––––––6–6–x–––––
D |––––––2–––2–x–––––|–––6–––––6–x–––––|–––––6–––6–x–––––|–––––7–––7–x–––––
A |––––2–––––2–x–/6––|–4–––––––4–x–––––|–––6–––––6–x–––––|–––7–––––7–x–––––
E |––0–––––––0–x–––––|–––––––––––––––––|–4–––––––4–x–4–––|–5–––––––5–x–––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
```

If you want to learn this riff and are at all confused, I recommend following these steps so you’re adding one thing at a time. Note the timing I include in each tab writeup below… this is helpful to understand which beat each thing is happening on.

### Step 1: rhythm basics

```
E |––0–––––––––––––––|–4–––––––––––––––|–4–––––––––––––––|–5–––––––––––––––
B |––0–––––––––––––––|–5–––––––––––––––|–4–––––––––––––––|–5–––––––––––––––
G |––1–––––––––––––––|–6–––––––––––––––|–4–––––––––––––––|–6–––––––––––––––
D |––2–––––––––––––––|–6–––––––––––––––|–6–––––––––––––––|–7–––––––––––––––
A |––2–––––––––––––––|–4–––––––––––––––|–6–––––––––––––––|–7–––––––––––––––
E |––0–––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––|–4–––––––––––––––|–5–––––––––––––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
```

### Step 2: add arpeggios

```
E |––––––––––0–––––––|–––––––––4–––––––|–––––––––4–––––––|–––––––––5–––––––
B |––––––––––0–––––––|–––––––5–––––––––|–––––––––4–––––––|–––––––––5–––––––
G |––––––––1–––––––––|–––––6–––––––––––|–––––––4–––––––––|–––––––6–––––––––
D |––––––2–––––––––––|–––6–––––––––––––|–––––6–––––––––––|–––––7–––––––––––
A |––––2–––––––––––––|–4–––––––––––––––|–––6–––––––––––––|–––7–––––––––––––
E |––0–––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––|–4–––––––––––––––|–5–––––––––––––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
```

### Step 3: end each chord on a full strum

```
E |––––––––––0–––––––|–––––––––4–––––––|–––––––––4–––––––|–––––––––5–––––––
B |––––––––––0–––––––|–––––––5–5–––––––|–––––––––4–––––––|–––––––––5–––––––
G |––––––––1–1–––––––|–––––6–––6–––––––|–––––––4–4–––––––|–––––––6–6–––––––
D |––––––2–––2–––––––|–––6–––––6–––––––|–––––6–––6–––––––|–––––7–––7–––––––
A |––––2–––––2–––––––|–4–––––––4–––––––|–––6–––––6–––––––|–––7–––––7–––––––
E |––0–––––––0–––––––|–––––––––––––––––|–4–––––––4–––––––|–5–––––––5–––––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
```

### Step 4: after each full strum, mute all strings

```
E |––––––––––0–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––5–x–––––
B |––––––––––0–x–––––|–––––––5–5–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––5–x–––––
G |––––––––1–1–x–––––|–––––6–––6–x–––––|–––––––4–4–x–––––|–––––––6–6–x–––––
D |––––––2–––2–x–––––|–––6–––––6–x–––––|–––––6–––6–x–––––|–––––7–––7–x–––––
A |––––2–––––2–x–––––|–4–––––––4–x–––––|–––6–––––6–x–––––|–––7–––––7–x–––––
E |––0–––––––0–x–––––|–––––––––––––––––|–4–––––––4–x–––––|–5–––––––5–x–––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
```

### Step 5: add transitional bass notes

```
E |––––––––––0–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––5–x–––––
B |––––––––––0–x–––––|–––––––5–5–x–––––|–––––––––4–x–––––|–––––––––5–x–––––
G |––––––––1–1–x–––––|–––––6–––6–x–––––|–––––––4–4–x–––––|–––––––6–6–x–––––
D |––––––2–––2–x–––––|–––6–––––6–x–––––|–––––6–––6–x–––––|–––––7–––7–x–––––
A |––––2–––––2–x–/6––|–4–––––––4–x–––––|–––6–––––6–x–––––|–––7–––––7–x–––––
E |––0–––––––0–x–––––|–––––––––––––––––|–4–––––––4–x–4–––|–5–––––––5–x–––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
```

## Lyrics w/ chords

For context, the first verse / pre-chorus / chorus look like this, with the chords displayed alongside:

```
VERSE
E C#m
...It's electric... how my lipstick
G#m A
...Makes its own way... right into your kiss, and
E C#m
...It's pathetic... how we both get
G#m A
...Kinda fucked up... hanging on each other
E C#m
...We're ahead now... should we slow down?
G#m A
...Should we slow down, now?
PRE-CHORUS
B B7
'Cause I'm getting some kind of shake without you
CHORUS
E C#m
Uh-huh! I think you're movin' in too close
G#m A
But I think that it's my body wanting it the most, like
E C#m
Uh-huh! I don't know what it is I feel
G#m A
But I know it's my emotions going in for the kill, like
E
Uh-huh!... (etc)
```

And so on.

## Good luck, I hope this helps!

Let me know if you have questions or comments, any feedback is appreciated. Thanks and best of luck!