Pumped Up Kicks

Pumped Up Kicks was one of my first ever post from 2011. In addition to creating new content, I’m redoing my old material (if still relevant). I always thought his arrangement was cool, and found an even easier way to play it.

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How to play Pumped Up Kicks | fingerstyle guitar

This song is suitable for intermediate guitar players and up. While the chord shapes are very easy to play, the finger-picking rhythm element might be tough for beginner guitarists.

The guitar tab is beautifully written across one page. In accordance with the tab, my order of play looks like this: Intro 2x, Verse 2x, Chorus 2x — Verse 2x, Chorus 4x, Intro.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Pumped Up Kicks is played in this tuning: D G C G A D – then you’ll place a capo on the 2nd fret. But really, the capo is unimportant. You could easily place the capo anywhere and the arrangement will still sound good.

*Pumped Up Kicks | fingerstyle guitar