Today we're going to learn how to play How Far I'll Go from Moana on the guitar.
There are 11 chords you'll need to know to play this song. E, F#m, C#m, A, B, Am, F, C, Dm, Bb, and Bbm.
Several of these chords are barre chords, which can be difficult for the beginner. So make sure you work on barre chords with your guitar teacher. If you're not taking guitar lessons with Teach 2 Teach yet, make sure you take a free trial lesson. If you don't live in NJ or NY, you can take a webcam lesson.
The strum pattern for this song is DDUUDDUUDUDU (down, down, up, up, down, down, up, up, down, up, down, up).
If you're struggling at all with the strum pattern, your guitar teacher can help you. One of the best things that I've done to master strumming technique is strummed along to recordings of my favorite songs. I didn't even bother learning the left hand chords before practicing my strumming. I would mute the strings on the guitar with my left hand, and strum with my right hand. Don't worry about being wrong. Just strum what sounds good to you - freestyle!
So try that now. Just strum to How Far I'll Go while muting the strings. Try to do the proper strum pattern, but also try doing your own thing.
Continue to practice your strumming and chords, and if you have trouble, set up a free trial lesson with us and we'd be more than happy to help you out.