How to Play 'Wild World' by Cat Stevens on Guitar
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Here is a video tutorial suitable for guitar beginners on how to play the classic Cat Stevens 1970's song 'Wild World,' his most popular song. The video lesson is brought to you by Marty Schwartz of Marty Music. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel for many other fine lessons. Along with the video are included handy chord diagrams to help you play the chords used in the song.


Verse Chords

A minor
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D minor
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G major
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C major
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F major
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E major
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E sus 4
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G7
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A minor
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D minor
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G major
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C major
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F major
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E major
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E sus 4
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G7
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Play A minor | D minor | G | C | F | D minor | E | E sus 4* | one time
Then play A minor | D minor | G | C | F | D minor | E | G

*turn the E major into an E sus 4 by adding your pinky finger to the G string, 2nd fret

Chorus Chords

All the chords used in the chorus are present in the verse, above. There are two licks inserted between chord transitions in the chorus. Follow along with Marty in the video to learn these. The basic chords can be played with the licks omitted. For the verse:

Play C | G | F [lick-1] G | F | C | [lick-2] | C one time

Then play C | G | F [lick-1] G | F | C | D minor | E

Return to verse…


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