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Everyday (Buddy Holly) – Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB

Buddy Holly





Drop D - D A D G B E


2nd fret

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Everyday.

This song was written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and was released in May 1957. The song went on to reach number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is one of Holly’s best-known songs.

This arrangement is best suited to beginner fingerpickers. It’s really fun to play, sounds really good and isn’t demanding.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Everyday!

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Everyday Guitar Lesson (Part One)

In this lesson we learn how to play the verse. There’s just three chords – D, G and A and the melody is nice and strong. Essentially, what we’re doing here is just sustaining the bass notes and then playing the melody on top.


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Everyday Guitar Lesson (Part 2)

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let’s learn how to play the bridge of Everyday. This section is a little trickier than the verse but hopefully you don’t find it too challenging.

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