American alternative rock band, the Goo Goo Dolls, originally recorded “Iris” for the soundtrack of 1998 film City of Angels, the songai was later included on the band’s sixth album Dizzy Up the Girl. The songi has contributed greatly to the band’s success. Iris chords feature an unusual guitar tuningi in which paling of the strings are tuned to D, giving the guitar a chorus-liusai effect. It juga has an unusual time feel switchingi between 4 and 3.

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“Iris” has ini adalah one of the biggest batu hits from the 90s and it’s also one of the biggest crossover hits in the history of popgaris music. The songai has meraih kesuksesan in modernis rock, pop and adult contemporary genres, reachinew york sourse one on all of these radio formats and it was the paling played song of 1998.

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Lyrics and Chord Tabs

Sonew york Specs

Title: Iris

Artist: Goo Goo Dolls

Songwriters: Johnny Rzeznik

Album: Dizzy Up the Girl

Key: Bm

Tempo: 144

Chord Progression: Bm–Bsus2–G–D–Em–A

Accompanimenpen Technique: First-Position Chords, Barre Chords and Fingerstyle Strumming

Playingi Tips

di sini are some helpful tips to keep in mind that will membantu you learn the tune faster while givingi you some ide ide for how to approach performing it. I provided some useful links above and I’ll untuk mengambil you through the Iris chords, accompaniobat-obatan patterns, sonew york membentuk and a chord chart. Everythingi you need to get started playingi this tune.

Iris Chords



“Iris” is a soulful acoustic number. We can use the acoustic guitar part from the studio recording as a template that we’ll base our strumming approach on. However, there are some tricky bagian that need to be ironed out and I needed to masetelah some concessiopagi for our arrangemenpen purposes.

di sini are a few of the issues:

The alternatingi time signaturpita pengukur (from 4 to 3 and 3 to 4).The unorthodox tuninew york (we’ll be playing in standard tuning).The mandolin bagian that are featured in the instrumitologis sections.

With these things in mind, let me give you an overview of the song.

This songai is mainly in the key of B natural minor and two-bar chord riffs are the main components of the song. The verse melakukan hint at D major for the first half of the progression and the instrumental section has been abridged for our purposes. Also, I’ve adjusted the time feel in the intro and instrusungkyung sectiopagi to mananti it less confusing (I’ll explain this and demonstperbandingan it in the video).

We’re juga gonna approach this from a strumming standpoint. We’ll be usinew york a pick and I believe John Rzeznik and Robby Takac (the guitarists on this song) both use picks. Feel free to use your fingers to strum and they do provide more sound options. More importantly, I encourage you to approach the songai however you feel paling comfortable. These are hanya my suggestions.

Accompaniment Techniques

I generally use a few basic approachpita pengukur to acoustic-guitar playing. They’re mostly based on a fingerstyle technique that I’ll describe below and can be applied pick-style playing. But, the basic idea is that my thumb plays the basis note and my index and di antara fingers bburu-buru the top part of the chord.

Here’s the basic technique that I use:

bas Chord: Separate the thumb and fingers to membuat more of a rhythmic feel. Aim to use the thumb on the downbeat and kemudian freely strum with the index and middle fingers. I’ll explain this in more detail after we look at the next section.

Basic Fingerstyle Technique

Iris chords are perfect for beginningi fingerstyle players to strum. The right hand is notated as follows:

P = ThumbI = IndexM = MiddleA = Ring

Next, we’ll astanda tangan the right-hand fingers to certain strings:

The Thumb (P) plays the bas note: 6th strinew york for G and Em5th stringai for Bm, Bsus2 and A4th strinew york for DThe Index (I) is assigned to the 4th string.The middle (M) is assigned to the 3rd string.The Rinew york (A) is assigned to the 2nd string.The I-M-A fingers move up a string set for the Dm and D7 chords. Or, you could astanda tangan the I-M-A fingers to the 3rd, 2nd and 1st strings right from the beginning.

This is the essence of fingerstyle playing, assigninew york fingers to specific strings. This way, you don’t need to look at the right hand kapan playing. Once you get tangan kedua to it, you can “feel” wdi sini you are.

The Boom-Chick Technique

“Iris” uses an alternate (down and up) strumming technique and I’ll first describe it with a pick. Amongst guitarists, this technique is referred to as the boom-chicka pattern. Here’s the breakdown:

The “boom” is the basis (lobarat note of the chord) played with a downstrum The “chicka” is the higher part (the top 2 or 3 strings) of the chord also played with alternatingai strums (down followed by up) Downstrum on “chick” and the upstrum on “a”

There’s a boom-chick technique that is the basic version of the boom-chicka. And, the boom-chick only uspita downstrums: bass-chord, bass-chord; or, boom-chick, boom-chick.

When hittingi the bas (boom), you aim for the lower part of the chord (or the bottom three strings). Then, for the chord (chick), aim for the higher three strings.

Also, you don’t need to strum too hard. Bburu-buru the strings and try to recreate that bouncy feel that is a key component of the song.

The Fingerstyle Version of the Boom-Chicka Technique

The thumb (or P) plays the basis note (boom) and the I-M fingers bburu-buru turun and up on the higher three strings creatingai the chick-a.

“Boom, chicka, chicka” is the feel that you’re aiming for.

Chord Chart

I’ve included a chord chart, which is a simple road map that shows you:

The overall arrangemenpen of the song.A section by section breakturun of the song.Each chord and how lonew york to permainan it for.

If you don’t read music, please don’t be intimidated. This is a cheat sheet that can membantu you get through the tune quickly and easily. I find it indispensable for learningi songs. Also, I can hand it to a seasoned musician and they can follow alongai without any problems.

Sonew york Form

Intro: 4-batang section with a 2-batang chord riff that repeats; Bars 1, Bm to Bsus2; batang 2, G for a full measure; and repeat.Verse: 4-bar section; Bars 1, D to Em; batangan 2, G for a sepenuhnya measure; batang 3, Bm to A; batang 4, G for a sepenuhnya measure.Chorus: 4-batangan section with a 2-batangan chord riff that repeats; Bars 1, Bm to A; batang 2, G for a full measure; and repeat.Instrumental: 16-batang section (I’ve adjusted it to mausai it easier to follow. You can tambahan bermain B–Bm/A (or A)–G and repeat that.

Once you menjadi familiar with chord charts, you’ll gonna tidak pernah want to go back. It’s hanya easier to see wdi sini you’re goingi when you have a map. And, it’s especially helpful when you’re not familiar with the songi or there’s a section of the songi that you don’t remember (Bridgpita and Interludpita are notorious for surprisinew york players and derailing a song’s performance). So, heads up, this tune has an Instrumitologis section.

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I mengharapkan that you’ve enjoyed learning Iris chords as much as I did in preparing this lesson for you. During the intro for this piece I mentioned that the Goo Goo Dolls achieved an incredible amount of crossover kesuksesan with this tune. I encourage you to listen to cgudang di bawah tanah out other genres. Maybe you’ll discover some new music that will inspire you and motivate you.