Here's how to play My Sharona by The Knack!
This version is based on (and in the same key as) the Royal blood Live lounge version, which I will feature further down this page for you to hear - it's amazing! This also make the rhythm parts easier to play and also removes the tricky guitar solos, so it perfect for learners.
This video is party of the Andy Guitar Band Program where after following the tutorial below you can jam along to a full live band with Andy in the video!
Let's get cracking!
N.B. We're playing this version in the key of E, as opposed to the original by the Knack which is in F sharp. We're in standard tuning, so you don't need to retune your guitar or anything :)
Riff and verses
We play the riff using the open E string and the octave E on the 7th fret of string 5. The chords A and G are played on the 'My Sharona' mini chorus in each verse.
The chorus works up through the chords E, G, A, C and D (all played as power chords).
Andy Guitar Band - Live cover of My Sharona
Here's the live cover alone so you can jam along to the live band without having to search through the tutorial video. Use this video to practicing jamming along to full songs - enjoy jamming along!
My Sharona - Royal Blood cover
Here is the video that was a huge inspiration for this whole course - check it out here!
Get more help
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Check out some of Andy's recommended courses below.