10 Songs That Use Down Down UpDownUpDown Down Strumming Pattern [Pt. 1]

Believer by Imagine Dragons from Evolve album

This song is written by Dan Reynolds, Daniel Platzman & Wayne Sermon and produced by Imagine Dragons & Mattman & Robin via Interscope Records and KIDinaKORNER.

“Believer” is in the key of A sharp Minor if you play keyboard you must transpose up 1 semitone to play this song on easiest version. It uses only 4 chords on IV V IIImajor & VI IV IIImajor progressions and use E as substitution chord and you need to change chord just before the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

Am
First things first
                                                      F
I'ma say all the words inside my head
                           E
I'm fired up and tired of 
                                         Am
The way that things have been, oh-ooh
                                           F             E
The way that things have been, oh-ooh

Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons from Evolve album

This song is written by Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman & Joel Little and produced by Joel Little via Interscope Records and KIDinaKORNER.

“Whatever It Takes” is in Bb Minor key for ukulele player you should put capo on 1st fret to play this song on basic way. It uses 6 chords on IV I V VI, VI V IIM III & VI V III progressions and use D as substitution chord and you need to change chord just before the third beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

 Am                                    G
Whip, whip Run me like a race horse
                       D
Pull me like a ripcord
                                  Em
Break me down and build me up
                         Am
I wanna be the slip, slip
                           G
Word upon your lip, lip
                         D
Letter that you rip, rip
                                  Em
Break me down and build me up

Coldplay – All I Can Think About Is You from Kaleidoscope EP album

This song is written by Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion via Parlophone.

“All I Can Think About Is You” is in F Major key if you play Uke you don’t need any capo to play this song on basic version. It uses 7 chords on 5 2 1 5 and b7 4 3 b3 progressions and use Ab & Eb as substitution chord.

See example of chords lyrics here:

C  Gm  F             C                Eb              Bb
              It's all I can It's all I can It's all I can
                  Am  Ab                   C  Gm  F  C
It's all I can do      It's all I can do
          Eb                                    Bb
When everything is falling all around you
                   Am  Ab  C
It's all I can do
               Gm                 F   C            Eb
All I can think about is you    It's all I can
                Bb                Am
All I can think about is you
                   Ab
Love is the only thing left that's true

Katy Perry – Hey Hey Hey from Witness album

This song is written by Ali Payami, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Sarah Hudson, Shellback and Sia and produced by Ali Payami and Max Martin via Capitol Records.

“Hey Hey Hey” is in the key of A Major for guitar player you have to put capo on 2nd fret to play this song on easiest way. It uses just 4 chords on I IIID VI & I VI III progressions and use B7 as substitution chord and you need to change chord just before the third beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

 G
Hey, hey, hey
         B7                         Em
You think that I'm a little baby
                                                    G
You think that I am fragile like a Fabergé
         B7                                              Em
You think that I am cracking, but you can't break me
                      G
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
B7                 Em
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
                       G
No-o-o-o-oh, no way
         B7                                              Em
You think that I am cracking, but you can't break me (Br-br-break me)

Halsey – The Prologue from hopeless fountain kingdom album

This song is written by Chris Braide, Halsey & Peder Losnegard and produced by Lido.

“The Prologue” is in the key of G Minor if you play Uke you need to put capo on 3rd fret to play this song on easy chords. It uses 5 chords on 4 5 3D 6 & 4 5 6 3 progressions and you need to change chord on the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

I am a child of a
 C   
Money hungry, prideful country
   D
Grass is green and it's always sunny
Em
Hands so bloody, tastes like honey
     Bm                  C
I'm finding it hard to leave
Bm                       C
I am a child of a money hungry, prideful country
  D                                B7
Grass is green and it's always sunny
 Em
Hands so bloody, tastes like honey
     Bm                       C
I'm finding it hard to leave

gnash – belong ft. DENM

This song is written by DENM & ​gnash.

“belong” is in A Minor key if you play keyboard you don’t need to transpose to play this song on easy chords. It uses 5 chords on I III IV, I V VI IV, VI IV I and VI IV I V progressions and you need to change chord just before the third and on the fourth beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

Am                             F
 But circumstances grow me
          C          
Now people wanna say they know me
  G               Am             F              C
Wish I had known when I was a child

Halsey – Eyes Closed from hopeless fountain kingdom album

This song is written by Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Halsey, Happy Perez & The Weeknd and produced by Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and Happy Perez via Astralwerks.

“Eyes Closed” is in E Major key if you play keyboard you have to transpose up 4 semitones to play this song with simple chords. It uses just 4 chords with VI V IV II VI progression for the entire song and you need to change chord just before the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

       Am             
Now if I keep my eyes closed, 
                             G
He looks just like you
                          F  Dm              Am
But he'll never stay, they never do
       Am
Now if I keep my eyes closed, 
                             G
He feels just like you
                                 F
But you've been replaced
                  Dm                         Am
I'm face to face with someone new
 
Am                                                        G
He don't realize that I'm thinkin' about you
                    F  Dm               Am
It's nothing new, it's nothing new

Scared to Be Lonely by Niall Horan

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“Scared to Be Lonely” is in the key of A Minor if you play ukulele you don’t need any capo to play this song on easiest chords. It uses just 4 chords on 4 1 5, 4 1 5 6 and 4 6 5 progressions and you need to change chord just before the third beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

F  Am  G

Scared to Be Lonely by Martin Garrix ft. Dua Lipa

This song is written by Georgia Ku, Giorgio Tuinfort, Kyle Shearer, Martin Garrix and Nate Campany and produced by Martin Garrix via Epic Amsterdam, Sony Music & STMPD RCRDS.

“Scared to Be Lonely” is in the key of C sharp Minor if you play guitar you need to put capo on 4th fret to play this song on easy chords. It uses 5 chords on IV I V VI & IV VI V III progressions and you need to change chord just before the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

F       C                    G            Am
 Is it just our bodies? Are we both losing our minds?
F                    C                               G            
  Is the only reason you're holding me tonight
                        Am
'Cause we're scared to be lonely?
F             C                  G            Am
 Do we need somebody just to feel like we're alright?
F                   C                                G         
  Is the only reason you're holding me tonight
                        Am
'Cause we're scared to be lonely?

Sia – To Be Human feat. Labrinth from soundtrack: Wonder Woman

This song is written by Florence Welch & Rick Nowels and produced by Labrinth via WaterTower Music.

“To Be Human” is in C Minor key for Uke player you need to put capo on third fret to play this song on basic chords. It uses 7 chords on I III VI IV V, V II, VI I IIM IV and VI III IV IIM progressions and use D as substitution chord.

See example of chords lyrics here:

C                            Em
 To be human is to love
                                    Am
Even when it gets too much
                                   F  G
I'm not ready to give up
C                            Em
 To be human is to love
                                    Am
Even when it gets too much
                                   F  G
I'm not ready to give up

Read more article: https://www.cyberfret.com/guitar-strumming/strumming-without-a-pick/

All example of chords lyrics from: chordstv

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