COUNTING STARS – ONEREPUBLIC GUITAR LESSON

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Welcome to Throwback Thursday’s where I teach you a classic hit from the last 4-5 decades! This week, by request, I’ll be covering a Counting Stars Guitar Tutorial from OneRepublic. For this particular lesson i’ll be running through 2 different versions of playing this song.

1. Easy capo version (Capo on 4th fret)
2. No Capo version (All barre chords)

There’s some really great and easy fingerpicking in this song so be sure to give it a go!
At the end of the video i’ll be playing through the entirety of #decode with a vocal track on top for you to play along to.

Enjoy! Like this #decode video by #paramore and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave T

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                           CAPO ON 4TH FRET 
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[Intro]
   Am                C                 G                 F 
e|-----------------|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------| 
B|-----1-------1---|-----1-------1---|-----3-------3---|-----1-------1---| 
G|-----2-------2---|---0---0---0---0-|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---| 
D|---2---2---2---2-|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-|---3---3---3---3-| 
A|-0-------0-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------| 
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-1-------1-------| 
 
   Am                C                 G                 F 
e|-----------------|-----0-------0---|-----------------|----------------------------------| 
B|-----1-------1---|-----1-------1---|-----3-------3---|-----1-------1-------1-------1----| 
G|-----2-------2---|---0---0---0---0-|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2-------2-------2----| 
D|---2---2---2---2-|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-|---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--| 
A|-0-------0-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|----------------------------------| 
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-1-------1-------1-------1--------| 

[Verse]
   Am                C                 G                 F 
e|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-|-----------------|-----------------| 
B|---1---1---1---1-|---1---1---1---1-|---3---3---3---3-|---1---1---1---1-| 
G|---2---2---2---2-|-----------------|---0---0---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-| 
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
A|-0---0---0---0---|-3---3---3---3---|-----------------|-----------------| 
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3---3---3---3---|-1---1---1---1---| 

[Intro]
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G                   
Said, no more counting dollars
F                              F
We'll be counting stars, yeah we'll be counting stars


[Verse]

           Am
I see this life like a swinging vine
C
Swing my heart across the line
G
In my face is flashing signs
F
Seek it out and ye shall find
Am
Old, but I'm not that old
C
Young, but I'm not that bold
G
I don't think the world is sold
F
I'm just doing what we're told


[Pre-Chorus]

Am C                G
I feel something so right
          F
Doing the wrong thing
Am C                G
I feel something so wrong
          F
Doing the right thing
F
I could lie, could lie, could lie
F 
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive


[Chorus]

Am                 C   
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Am                   C               
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be counting stars
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Am                   C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G                       
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be, we'll be counting stars


[Verse]

           Am 
I feel the love and I feel it burn
C
Down this river, every turn
G
Hope is a four-letter word
F
Make that money, watch it burn
Am
Old, but I'm not that old
C
Young, but I'm not that bold
G
I don't think the world is sold
F
I'm just doing what we're told


[Pre-Chorus]

Am  C                 G
I feel something so wrong
          F
Doing the right thing
        F
I could lie, could lie, could lie
F
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly


[Chorus]

Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G         
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be counting stars
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G              
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be, we'll be counting stars


[Bridge]

N.C.
Take that money
N.C.
Watch it burn
N.C.                                                 
Sink in the river
N.C.                                                 
Sink in the river
N.C.                                                 
Sink in the river
N.C.                                                 
Sink in the river
N.C.
The lessons are learned..


[Interlude]

F               Dm
Everything that kills me makes feel alive


[Chorus]

Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G           
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be counting stars
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G                        
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be, we'll be, counting stars


[Outro]

Am
Take that money, watch it burn
C
Sink in the river, the lessons are learned
G
Take that money, Watch it burn
F
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned
Am
Take that money, Watch it burn
C
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned
G
Take that money, Watch it burn
F 
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned
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                                NO CAPO 
------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Intro]
   C#m               E                 B                 A 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
B|-----5-------5---|-----9-------9---|-----7-------7---|-----5-------5---| 
G|-----6-------6---|-----9-------9---|-----8-------8---|-----6-------6---| 
D|---6---6---6---6-|---9-------9---9-|---9---9---9---9-|---7---7---7---7-| 
A|-4-------4-------|-7-------7-------|-----------------|-----------------| 
E|-----------------|-----------------|-7-------7-------|-5-------5-------| 
 
   C#m                E                 B                 A 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------------------| 
B|-----5-------5---|-----9-------9---|-----7-------7---|-----5-------5-------5-------5----| 
G|-----6-------6---|-----9-------9---|-----8-------8---|-----6-------6-------6-------6----| 
D|---6---6---6---6-|---9---9---9---9-|---9---9---9---9-|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--| 
A|-4-------4-------|-7-------7-------|-----------------|----------------------------------| 
E|-----------------|-----------------|-7-------7-------|-5-------5-------5-------5--------| 

[Verse]
   C#m               E                 B                 A 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
B|---5---5---5---5-|---9---9---9---9-|---7---7---7---7-|---5---5---5---5-| 
G|---6---6---6---6-|---9---9---9---9-|---8---8---8---8-|---6---6---6---6-| 
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
A|-4---4---4---4---|-7---7---7---7---|-----------------|-----------------| 
E|-----------------|-----------------|-7---7---7---7---|-5---5---5---5---| 

[Intro]
C#m                E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    C#m              E
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
B                   
Said, no more counting dollars
A                              A
We'll be counting stars, yeah we'll be counting stars


[Verse]

           C#m
I see this life like a swinging vine
E
Swing my heart across the line
B
In my face is flashing signs
A
Seek it out and ye shall find
C#m
Old, but I'm not that old
E
Young, but I'm not that bold
B
I don't think the world is sold
A
I'm just doing what we're told


[Pre-Chorus]

C#m E                B
I feel something so right
          A
Doing the wrong thing
C#m E                B
I feel something so wrong
          A
Doing the right thing
A
I could lie, could lie, could lie
A 
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive


[Chorus]

C#m                E   
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
C#m                  E               
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
B
Said, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be counting stars
C#m                E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
C#m                  E
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
B                       
Said, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be, we'll be counting stars


[Verse]

           C#m 
I feel the love and I feel it burn
E
Down this river, every turn
B
Hope is a four-letter word
A
Make that money, watch it burn
C#m
Old, but I'm not that old
E
Young, but I'm not that bold
B
I don't think the world is sold
A
I'm just doing what we're told


[Pre-Chorus]

C#m E                 B
I feel something so wrong
          A
Doing the right thing
        A
I could lie, could lie, could lie
A
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly


[Chorus]

C#m                E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    C#m              E
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
B         
Said, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be counting stars
C#m                E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    C#m              E
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
B              
Said, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be, we'll be counting stars


[Bridge]

N.C.
Take that money
N.C.
Watch it burn
N.C.                                                 
Sink in the river
N.C.                                                 
Sink in the river
N.C.                                                 
Sink in the river
N.C.                                                 
Sink in the river
N.C.
The lessons are learned..


[Interlude]

A               F#m
Everything that kills me makes feel alive


[Chorus]

C#m                E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    C#m              E
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
B           
Said, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be counting stars
C#m                E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    C#m              E
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
B                        
Said, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be, we'll be, counting stars


[Outro]

C#m
Take that money, watch it burn
E
Sink in the river, the lessons are learned
B
Take that money, Watch it burn
A
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned
C#m
Take that money, Watch it burn
E
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned
B
Take that money, Watch it burn
A 
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned
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