Welcome to this free lesson on how to play Wild World. This is one of my favorite Cat Stevens songs. The free instructional
tutorial below will take you thru this lesson on how I play this classic on the acoustic, but I'd suggest you also read thru the text here on this page because it
will compliment the video tutorial.
I sometimes like to use a dn dn up dn up -(chord change) dn up dn up dn up (chord change) or annother
pattern is to simply chop and muffle the first two downstrokes as the video indicates .. so your choice
on this one.
Wild World Tabs Pattern # 1
When you sing the last line of the verse while on the G Chord, play the last 3 strings twice with 2 downstrokes
... then play the D string on the 3rd with the G and B strings open for 2 downstrokes ... then play the D string
on the 2nd fret with the same open G and B strings for 2 more downstrokes ... and quickly do a run on the
top string G note on the 3rd fret .. followed by and open A string, then the B note (A string on the 2nd fret) and the C note
(A string on the 3rd fret)
This run come right after the firt line in the chorus "Oooh Baby Baby Its A Wild World" .. play the B string
on the 1st fret .. followed by an open B string ... followed by the G streing on the 2nd fret ... then an open
G .. then the D string at the 3rd fret, 2nd fret and open ... and finnaly the C note on the A string 3rd fret
and the G note top string 3rd fret as you switch to the G chord.
This pattern is also in the chorus on the line "Its Hard To Get By Just Upon A Smile" when you'll want to play 2 downstroke
on the G note (top string 3rd fret) followed by an open A string and back to the G note for 1 stroke ... then 2 downstrokes
on the C note (A string 3rd fret) followed by an open A string and then the G note on the top string once more ... and then
you're back on the C Chord.
As I mention in the video, you can chop up the verses if you want to as well as using the edge of your
right hand to muffle the strings a bit when you strum this. Also. you have a few quick stops immediately after
you play that 2nd picking pattern in the last few chrouses of the song.
And that's how you can play Wild World on guitar by Cat Stevens. Feel free to Tweet this page out to friends.