With A :)

Hi! I can finally play the whole With A Smile song by the Eraserheads. It’s funny that it took me years to finally play it (almost) perfectly.

I subscribe to ultimate-guitar.com website for guitar chords and tab patterns. It is in this website where I learned how to play songs that I wanted to play. The website was introduced to me by my high school classmates, I think. By the way, I started playing the guitar during third year high school circa 2005 but was introduced to playing octavina–a sixteen-string instrument which looks like a miniature guitar during my third grade so I was kinda fascinated with string instruments really early. Anyway, enough of the digression.

I am a big Eraserheads fan and I know how to play a lot of their songs and With A Smile is something I really wanted to learn a long time ago because I thought it’s a nice English song of the band.

But I got frustrated when I found out that the chorus (?) part in the ultimate-guitar tutorial website sounds wrong. In the part of the song where the line: “Baby you don’t have to worry, ’cause there ain’t no need to hurry” and “In a world where everybody hates a happy ending story” and the similar stanzas, the chord indicated in the tutorial seems messed up. The Bb or B-sustain/suspended chord sounds correct but the Eb or E-sustain/suspended chord is just not right.

Here’s the print-screen version of the With A Smile Chord tutorial.

With A Smile

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Good thing I was able to find a tutorial on Youtube; thanks to the power of the world wide web. But what surprised me is that the one teaching the chords for the song With A Smile is a foreigner! I’m not sure what his nationality is but I think he is American. But he got the chords correct and the song sounds right. Here is the video of him giving a tutorial on how to play the said song.

Here, meanwhile is the more difficult part with all the plucking and all the adornments involved which he calls “guitar lick.”


About Tero Diaz

Fresh graduate. Average person. Frustrated writer and lives life the punk-rock way.
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