Outkast - Hey Ya


In this video, we're looking at how to play 'Hey Ya' by Outkast!

We'll recap over the C major chord and changes, PLUS learn a cool strumming pattern that is the MOST COMMON STRUMMING PATTERN - EVER!

Click the ‘Chords’ icon above for the online chord sheet for 'Hey Ya' by Outkast [N.B. chord sheet says Em but it's definitely E major!]

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This video was originally from Andy's 10 day starter course, a shorter, streamlined version of his beginner course, which you can check out for free here

The chords you need

Photos & diagrams from Andy’s Beginners Course Book, available in paperback & to download now!

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Strumming suggestion

The pattern used here is the most common strumming pattern EVER - useful when we want to play 100s of songs!

Most common strumming ever

Full Hey Ya song demo/ play along!

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

4 Chord Song example - 'Hey Ya' by Outkast

Hey Ya - online chord sheet here

What's next?

If you've successfully played along with Andy in the full demo video above, you're ready to move on to Level 6 to check out more pop songs definitely!

If you've found you struggle, you may wish to check out some of the easier songs at this level OR, own Andy's complete Beginners Course, which is a more in depth version of this course!