This is the full guitar lesson for First Day of My Life.
Bright Eyes released this beautiful song in 2005 and it appears on the band's album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning. It's a really fun song to play, tricky at times but certainly not too hard if you've got some fingerpicking experience already.
Alright, let's pick up our guitars and learn how to play First Day of My Life!
- Capo - 4th fret
- Tuning - standard
- Difficulty - intermediate
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First Day of My Life Guitar Lesson
OK let's get into the lesson. Personally I play the whole song using just my index finger and thumb because in between the fingerpicking parts there's a little strumming too and I find this approach helps to get the feel of the song down. This isn't strict though and if you prefer doing it another way then stick to that.
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Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let's get stuck in and learn the remainder of the song.
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