“Spring Cleaning” post #10: The importance of knowing how to play “Wonderwall”

by Joey deVilla on May 3, 2014

No matter how big or unusual your instrument is, if you’re a street musician performing numbers from the rock and pop genre, you should have this number down cold:

anyway heres wonderwall

Why Wonderwall? Well…

The chords he suggests sound a bit off. Having been a busker myself and profited well from playing Oasis’ most popular song…

Still the #1 Google result for “Best Accordion Picture Ever”.

…my recommendation is not to dick around with fancy-pants “musically accurate” chords. That’s for the losers at band camp. You want money for nothing and chicks for free, and for that, you should go with easy-peasy chords so you can devote more time to your adoring fans. I recommend:

Em G D Asus4

for the meat of the song. Try it! Here’s a verse:

Em       G
Today is gonna be the day that they're

D                      Asus4
gonna throw it back to you

Em         G
By now you should've somehow

D                       Asus4
realized what you gotta do

Em                   G
I don't believe that anybody 

D               Asus4
feels the way I do 

          C      D   Asus4
About you now

Here’s the chorus:

    C
And all the roads we 

D                Em
have to walk are winding

    C
And all the lights that 

D                 Em
lead us there are blinding

C                 D
There are many things that I 

      G       D      Em
Would like to say to you,

      D          Asus4
but I don't know how

      C     Em  G
Cause maybe

Em
You're gonna be the one that 

C          Em  G
saves me

    Em    C   Em
And after all

G         Em
You're my wonder...

C        Em  G  Em  [dramatic fermata]  [dramatic Asus4, knowing wink]
...wall

Now get out on the street and play!

Previously, in Spring Cleaning

spring cleaningThis is the tenth article in the Spring Cleaning series, where I take articles that have languished unfinished for too long, finish them, and finally post them here on the Accordion Guy blog. In case you missed any of the previous nine, I’ve listed them below:

  1. Burgers. Burgers everywhere.
  2. Which beer is most likely to land you in the emergency room?
  3. Weber Cooks, the saddest cooking show
  4. Get on your bicycle!
  5. Fireworks and sensitive body parts
  6. Work!
  7. Storytelling, “Save the Cat”, and same-old-same-old in Hollywood
  8. The best financial advice fits on a 4-by-6-inch index card
  9. Spent, the minimum wage simulation

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