Marina & The Diamonds "Happy" / by Shawn Parrotte

Today I'm going to show you how to play "Happy" by Marina & The Diamonds on guitar. Its a sweet tune that develops quite a lot over its four minutes. It starts out quiet and somber and ends up a bit more upbeat and powerful at the end. I also love the whispery background vocals in this song, it adds so much texture and depth to the song. For this guitar lesson, I used a capo on the third fret to reduce the amount of barre chords you would need. Once you do that you only need to know a Bm barre chord because the rest are regular open chord shapes. The video above will show you all the guitar stuff and the chord chart below is so you can sing and play together.  I hope you enjoy learning this song!