Guitar lesson for

Malibu

by Miley Cyrus

Video lesson

Chord progressions

Here are the three progressions youโ€™ll need in order to play this entire song. For the verse, note youโ€™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 |โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
B |โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
G |โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“4โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
D |โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“4โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
A |โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“xโ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“xโ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
E |โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
       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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