“Ocean Eyes” – Billie Eilish

Below is the lesson for “Ocean Eyes” by Billie Eilish.

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A beginner-friendly fingerstyle take on a beautiful love song by Billie Eilish. This piece combines a few elements that make it an ideal challenge for this level.

The music begins with a gorgeous chord progression that moves elegantly down the neck. As such, the challenge here is not only in the motion but also in the rhythm. There’s a bit of syncopation (playing on an off-beat) in this opening phrase. While the syncopation creates a really cool sound, it can be challenging to count and play. Therefore, I’d recommend tackling it with the “play by ear method.” In other words, if you can sing it, you can play it!

Throughout the song, you’ll encounter barre chords and stretch chords. These can be challenging, but fear not; we’ve got lessons to help with both of these tricky techniques.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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