Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis) Guitar Lesson with TAB

Don’t Look Back In Anger Guitar Lesson + TAB
In this guitar lesson, you just need to learn 4 pieces of TAB and you'll be able to play this tune in a band or on just one acoustic guitar!


Don’t Look Back In Anger | TAB


Let’s go through some TABs on how to play each section of Don’t Look Back In Anger, starting with the intro.

Don't Look Back In Anger TAB, intro.

There’s a clear steal here from John Lennon‘s Imagine! I’ve named the third chord a Fmaj7sus2 because if you look at all intervals you’ll find no 3rd, only the root, 2nd, 5th, and the maj7.

Here’s the verse, notice how the strumming is divided up and not playing the complete chord shapes. The movement, using Roman Numerals, is I – V – VI – IIIx, then IV – V – I. The final A5 and G5 are VI – V.

Don't Look Back In Anger TAB, verse.

Next, I want to look at the chorus, now we play the full chord and even join in with the melody for the G chord. We could say it’s G7GG7G6, but that’s a lot of chords…

Most importantly, notice how the strumming is different from the verse. More strings are included to make the part bigger.

Don't Look Back In Anger TAB, chorus.

We also have a bridge, which comes before the chorus but since they are so similar I wanted to describe them together.

The bridge moves from FFmCCsus2. That’s called voice leading as the notes that change are A – Ab – E – D. Here’s the TAB.

Don't Look Back In Anger TAB, bridge.

After the repeated part, we go to chord V (a G) and then to a unique chord which I can only best describe as a G6/G#. Check all intervals to understand why I’ve called it this.

The F to E I felt worked best if you included the 5th of the F chord. What may seem like the least important I actually feel is the most, the last two bars.

For these final two bars, notice how we don’t play the top string, it’s the open B string that is the highest note. This means that when the chorus kicks in, we get a big lift as we move from the note B (open B string) to G (the 5th of a C chord).

This concept is called the millennial whoop, Katy Perry does it in California Gurls where the guitar plays an F, she sings between a C and A, making it a full F triad.

We can definitely not blame Noel for theft here as he released Don’t Look Back In Anger many years before millennials became pop stars.

On a final note, the original recording is sharp, use my tuner to get to 450Hz and it will feel much better.



Don’t Look Back In Anger TAB


Don’t Look Back In Anger | Chords + Lyrics

Don't look Back In Anger chords.

You can learn how to play Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
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Oasis tunes

Oasis wrote Don’t Look Back In Anger's chords

Oasis was an English rock band led by two brothers, Noel, and Liam Gallagher.

With 8 #1 singles, 15 NME Awards, 9 Q Awards, 4 MTV Europe awards, and 5 Brit awards. The Guinness Book Of Hit Singles And Albums declared Oasis the Most Successful Act of the 90s.


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About me | Dan Lundholm

Dan Lundholm wrote this guitar lesson and TAB for Don’t Look Back In Anger.

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