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Mad World Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson – Gary Jules

Gary Jules








This is a beginner fingerstyle guitar lesson for Gary Jules’ version of Mad World.

Mad World was originally written in 1982 by Roland Orzabal for the band Tears for Fears and the song became a hit for the band, reaching the number 3 spot in the UK. For this arrangement though we’re focusing more on Gary Jules’ haunting cover. It’s great fun to play and perfect if you’re new to fingerstyle.

Alright, let’s start learning how to play Mad World!

Learn To Play Mad World


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Mad World Performance

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Mad World, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.

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Mad World Guitar Lesson

What’s nice about this song is that the chords are simple, the melody is really strong and the structure is easy to navigate. With all this going for it, hopefully you don’t struggle too much and can quickly learn it and start enjoying to play the song.

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