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Feeling Whitney

by Post Malone  •  Lesson #91

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Editor’s notes

In this lesson I’ll show you how to play “Feeling Whitney” by Post Malone. This song uses only a handful of conventional chords, but the fingerpicking pattern has been the fun part about learning it for me. I’ll show you tabs for fingerpicking each of the chords needed, and explain how to practice it all & put it all together. I hope you enjoy!

Chords needed

First off, you’ll want to know these basic chord positions for this song. Even though you’ll be fingerpicking (instead of strumming), I strongly advise you get used to putting your left hand into these full chord positions – even for fingerpicking.

E –––0––––0––––1––––3––––
B –––1––––1––––1––––0––––
G –––0––––2––––2––––0––––
D –––2––––2––––3––––0––––
A –––3––––0––––3––––2––––
E –––––––––––––1––––3––––
     C    Am   F    G   

There’s also these slight modifications of the chords above, which are used in a few places.

E –––0–––––1–––––
B –––1–––––0–––––
G –––3–––––0–––––
D –––2–––––0–––––
A –––3–––––2–––––
E –––––––––3–––––
     C7    G7

Fingerpicking patterns

Once you know the chords, it’s time to learn the basic fingerpicking patterns. The good news: there is a ton of consistency here. For the C, Am, F, and C7 you have the same general pattern – lowest note, highest note, 2nd lowest note, 2nd highest note. While the strings played per each chord are different, it’s not terribly difficult to memorize. Print this out (or write it down) if you are having trouble memorizing things… the hard part will be getting your right hand’s fingers to play along with the instructions your brain will be giving them.

Each pattern below needs to be repeated (usually 8 times).

E –––––––––––––––––  
B –––––1–––––––––––   <-- right ring
G ––––––––––––0––––   <-- right middle
D ––––––––2––––––––   <-- right index                 
A –––3–––––––––––––   <-- right thumb                
E –––––––––––––––––   

E –––––––––––––––––   
B –––––1–––––––––––   <-- right ring
G ––––––––––––2––––   <-- right middle
D ––––––––2––––––––   <-- right index                
A –––0–––––––––––––   <-- right thumb                
E –––––––––––––––––   

E –––––––––––––––––   
B –––––––––––––––––   
G –––––2–––––––––––   <-- right ring
D ––––––––––––3––––   <-- right middle                
A ––––––––3––––––––   <-- right index                
E –––1–––––––––––––   <-- right thumb

E ––––––––––––3––––   <-- right ring
B –––––0–––––––––––   <-- right middle
G ––––––––0––––––––   <-- right index
D –––––––––––––––––                   
A –––––––––––––––––                   
E –––3–––––––––––––   <-- right thumb

E –––––––––––––––––  
B –––––1–––––––––––   <-- right ring
G ––––––––––––3––––   <-- right middle
D ––––––––2––––––––   <-- right index                 
A –––3–––––––––––––   <-- right thumb                
E –––––––––––––––––   

E ––––––––––––1––––   <-- right ring
B –––––0–––––––––––   <-- right middle
G ––––––––0––––––––   <-- right index
D –––––––––––––––––                   
A –––––––––––––––––                   
E –––3–––––––––––––   <-- right thumb

Chord progressions

For each chord name or dot below, play the fingerpicking pattern per that chord one time. e.g., for the “C” in the verse play the pattern 8 times total. And so on and so forth.


C . . . C . . . Am . . . Am . . .
F . . . F . . . C  . . . C  . . .


F . . . F . . . C . . . C . . .
F . . . F . . . C . . . G . . . G7 . . .

Lyrics w/ chords


    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
    F                                 C
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh

    And I've been looking for someone to put up with my bullshit
    I can't even leave my bedroom so I keep pouring
    And I ain't seen a light of day since, well, that's not important
    It's been---- long

    And I was feeling Whitney, me and my homies sip Houston
    Cars and clothes, thought I was winning, you knew I was losing
    You told me to wake up, oh, my clock always stays on snooze, and
        C       C7
    I'm done


    To each their own and, find peace in knowing
    Ain't always broken, but here's to hoping
    Show no emotion, against your coding
         C                  G
    Just act as hard as you can
                            G7  (stop)
    You don't need a friend........... boy, you're the man

(repeat these progressions for remaining verse & choruses)

Good luck!

Let me know if you have questions. I hope this was helpful.

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