Guitar lesson for

Malibu

by Miley Cyrus

Video lesson

Chord progressions

Here are the three progressions you’ll need in order to play this entire song. For the verse, note you’ll bounce between the two progressions a few time before moving on to the chorus. See my video lesson for context where I play it through.

Verse

"I never came to the beach or stood by the ocean..."
G . . . . . C/G . G . . . . . C/G .

"I never sat by the shore, under the sun..."
Bm . . . C . . . Bm . . . C . . .

Chorus

"But here I am, next to you, the sky is more blue..."
Em . . . Am . . . G . . . Bm . . .

How to play the chords

E |––––3––––3––––2––––0––––0––––0––––
B |––––0––––1––––3––––1––––0––––1––––
G |––––0––––0––––4––––0––––0––––2––––
D |––––0––––2––––4––––2––––2––––2––––
A |––––x––––x––––2––––3––––2––––0––––
E |––––3––––3––––––––––––––0–––––––––
       G   C/G   Bm   C    Em   Am   

Good luck!

Again, see my video lesson for context on how to put these pieces together. If you have questions, let me know!

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