Learn how to play Last Request on one acoustic guitar!
We did this so the key would be right for the singer, Larissa.
In order to get the same key as Paolo, simply play the same chords without a Capo.
Either way, you’ll think about this song as in the key of F.
Last Request chord progression
The Intro/Verse chords are I – III – Vm – II, not your average progression, Vm is extremely rare. In the key of F you get this:
| F | Am | Cm | Gm |
The Pre Chorus/M8 is more common with its IV – VI – II progression. Like this translated to the key of F:
| Bb Dm | Gm |
The Chorus is very traditional with all movements having appeared in hundreds of hits.
| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
In the Intermediate Guitar Course we look into everything that happens in the video. You get full TAB of every detail in the video lesson.
Strumming without a pick
When playing a finger picked song it’s nice to add a little bit of strumming to enhance sections of a song.
As you can see in the video lesson this is done very lightly at first.
As we enter the M8 at 2:29 the strumming is still held back, allowing the new chords to do the work of moving the listener in a new direction.
At 2:40 we get the classic trick of stopping the chords for the chorus. This pulls the attention towards the Chorus melody.
As we finish off with a few more choruses the strumming is now at full force.
Building an arrangement using dynamics like this is essential, especially when you play a whole set of songs in a row.