Below is the lesson for ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey.
‘Don’t Stop Believin’ is a staple of classic rock radio. Our arrangement condenses the song slightly, while staying true to all the melodies and guitar riffs that made it a classic! I listed this song under the beginner section, because certain parts of it are fairly easy, such as the intro. Tricky parts of the arrangement occur during the chorus; there are a few suspended (sus) chords and quick changes between these chords. These are probably new chord shapes for you, and I would suggest practicing changing between each chord before adding the melody/rhythm parts. The chorus also has a constant eighth note hit on the open G string. Use your thumb to hit this note and try to count the rhythm out loud as you play (count eighth notes: 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &). Overall, with a little practice, this song is an absolute blast and your friends will love it!
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson