This incredible song was released in 1969 and helped launch David Bowie to super stardom. There are just so many unique things about "Space Oddity", you will want to make sure you spend the time to thoroughly learn each chord progression in the song. You will be well rewarded in the end!
This Space Oddity guitar lesson will take you step-by-step through each chord progression as they appear in the song. I will also point out any repeats you may need to play with each progression.
You will find a couple interesting chords when learning "Space Oddity". Some of them can sound a bit dissonant when heard on their own. But, when you hear them in the context of the music, they are actually quite musical and unique sounding. It must of been nice to create music like this back in a time when bands or artists where allowed to take chances and create truly original music. There is certainly nothing formulaic about "Space Oddity".
Throughout all of the different sections, the most challenging chords you will have to play will be simple bar chords. These are just the standard major and minor bar chord shapes. If you aren't very good at bar chords yet, check out my bar chord lessons so you can learn to play them properly and with ease.
So I hope you guys have fun learning this acoustic classic from David Bowie. Not only is it one of the greatest classic rock songs, but it is a great chord workout as well. 🙂
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