Day 3 - 8th strumming and 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley with just the chords E, A and D

Hi guys, welcome to Day 3 of this Guitar Starter Course where we'll be checking out how to play the beginners classic 'Three little Birds' by Bob Marley!

This really cool easy guitar song uses just 3 chords, E major, A major and D major- click the highlighted links if you need more help with any of those chords, or check out the previous lessons in this 10 day course!

This song has been chosen not only because it's an easy popular song, but because it is a longer sequence than we've gone for previously. Many beginners struggle to keep track of where they are when chord sheets and songs become longer. This lesson is therefore an essential stepping stone for most beginners and not want to be missed!

Remember - the link to the full chord/ lyrics sheet is under the video and also in the header of this page!

Full chords/ lyrics sheet

Click this link to view the full chords/ lyrics sheet for this song!

5 -simple songs

If you need a chord sheet or TAB with more detail- this is available in one of Andy's recommend songbooks here.

This awesome affordable song/Tab book includes chords plus easy, clear TAB for 50 popular songs including TAB that is 100% accurate to the way Andy teaches 'Three Little Birds' in this video!

For more help changing chords - see this lesson from my full beginners course!

Strumming pattern

1 8th all down strumming logo

Click here for a full lesson on this strumming pattern from my beginners course!

Song 3 - Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

Once you’ve completed the lesson from the video above, watch Andy demonstrate the full song and play along using this video!

Full chords/ lyrics sheet

Click this link to view the full chords/ lyrics sheet for this song!

Reggae off beat Strumming pattern

If you're confident with the 8th strumming pattern, give this off beat strumming a go, as shown in the full demo video above. This will make it sound more like the original Bob Marley version! Full tutorial for this strumming pattern in my Beginners Coursehere.

Pattern 4 off beat

What’s next?

If you’ve successfully played along with Andy in the full demo video above, you’re ready to move on to Day 4 of this Starter course where we’ll be checking out a NEW chord and another easy song PLUS a new easy melody!

If you’ve found you struggle, you may wish to checkout Level 2 of Andy’s complete Beginners Course where the A to D change, strumming, finger stretching and single note playing more in depth- see the links below.