This guitar lessons for beginners is on the Greenday Song Good Riddance or “Time Of Your Life”. This song was huge and still is pretty huge. I remember this song being used in the series finale of Seinfeld and also being used in EVERY graduation to ever happen since 2002. It really is a very well written song for being as simple as it is to play. Anyone can really play this song, it’s got a bit of basic right hand sloppy pick/strumming and the left hand is all basic guitar chords. All the Time Of Your Life Chords are all basic guitar chords. I especially love the intro to this song. It’s great how Billy tries twice to get the strumming pattern down and then you can faintly hear him say “f**k” like he screwed up the song. This is a great song to learn also if you know your basic guitar chords and you want to work on a little bit more complex strumming pattern, or if you know how to strum but you don’t necessarily know how to pick the notes within the guitar chord with your right hand. Learn this song and checkout the free guitar lessons for beginners videos below on this song. You’ll be very surprised how easy those videos make the song to learn.
What is Greenday Time Of Your Life about?
Time Of Your Life Chords and what’s going on in the song?
Greenday Time Of Your Life is composed of all basic guitar chords. To play Greenday Time Of Your Life you got to know your G, D Cadd9 (variation of C) and Em. The strumming pattern is a little bit more complex but check it out in the free guitar lessons for beginners videos for this song below and you’ll do fine. The strumming pattern really makes this song. It’s a bit sloppy with the right hand – in the video I show you the correct way to play it. The Time Of Your Life Chords are easy… know your basic chords and your set!
In Greenday Time Of Your Life, Billie Joe is just making basic chords with his left hand and first picking individual notes with his right hand and then strums the Time Of Your Life Chords for the later verses in the song. He finishes the song by taking it back to picking the individual notes in the basic guitar chords in the song.
And now for the FREE Guitar Lessons For Beginners!
Greenday Time Of Your Life Guitar Cover
Greenday Time Of Your Life Guitar Lesson- Time Of Your Life Chords
How do I make my guitar sound like Billie Joe’s guitar?
He obviously uses an acoustic guitar in this song tuned to standard e guitar tuning. He also is using medium strings when he plays. Aside from that, it’s really hard to screw up this song in terms of how your guitar sounds.
All in All this song is a great song to learn. When learning it, it will make you better at learning strumming patterns, your basic guitar chords, making you able to pick individual notes within a chord without hitting wrong notes and make you a better guitar player altogether. This song has been used at every graduation, series finales, funerals and more for a decade now and I’m sure it will be used a ton more. If you have any questions on learning the song, please let me know. I hope you enjoyed my free guitar lessons for beginners on GreenDay Good Riddance and the Time Of Your Life Chords!