How to play "Cherry Blossom Ending" (Original Ver.) with the guitar - Dragons News

Friday, March 23, 2018

How to play "Cherry Blossom Ending" (Original Ver.) with the guitar

By Ian J. (G.10)
Photograph by M. Cave

It is March and springtime is just around the corner. It is estimated that the cherry blossom, the representative flower of spring, is going to bloom around the 20th of March. There is a song that rises up every time spring comes and a majority of people will probably know this one. The song was released in 2011, and has been at the top of music charts every spring. The song that lets people know that spring is here: Cherry Blossom Ending by Busker Busker.

Cherry Blossom Ending is well known for its addictive chorus melody and the attractive sound of the Melodeon. However, before it was officially released, the original version had a very clean and simple sound. Thanks to the beautiful sound of the acoustic guitar, it became attractive in its own way. Wouldn’t it be great if people are able to enjoy the song on a different level?

The guitar is a great instrument, and one that someone can master in a relatively short time. Cherry Blossom Ending is one of those songs that is composed of a few chords and simple strum patterns. If you master this song with the guitar, you will love this song even more. Here are few steps that you can easily follow to play Cherry Blossom Ending (Original Ver.) with the guitar.

1. There are three cords in total in this song.

The first cord is called Bm7 open chord.The chord is also called “the spiderman chord” because it looks like the hand gesture that spider man takes when he is shooting his webs. On the seventh fret on the fingerboard, press the sixth string with your thumb. Don’t forget to mute the second string with the tip of your thumb. Next, using your middle finger, press the fourth string and press the third string using your ring finger. That is it for the first chord.

2. The next chord is called E7 chord.

On the seventh fret, press the fifth string with your middle finger and third string with your ring finger. After that, place your index finger on the sixth fret and press the fourth string.

3. Lastly, with your middle finger, press the fourth string and press the third string with the ring finger on the seventh fret.

Here you need to descend your fingers while maintaining the chords. While maintaining the chord, move your hand to the sixth fret, and then the fourth fret and finish at the second fret. The strum pattern and further chord progressions will be shown in the video.

About the author
Ian J. is a grade 10 student at KISJ.  
He is a current Journalism student.
It might be hard at first, but there’s nothing you can’t do if you practice. There are many more options that you can try out. You can practice the album version, which includes a few more chords, or you could change the strum pattern and make it sound more sophisticated. The piece itself is really simple, but the cheerful melody will make spring more pleasant.

Have fun and enjoy.

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