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DEMONS BY IMAGINE DRAGONS – BEGINNER’S HOW TO PLAY GUIDE

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Demons - Imagine Dragons - Guitar TabHello Riffers! Today we are going to learn how to play Demon.

Demons” is a song recorded by Imagine Dragons in their major-label debut extended play Continued Silence and also makes an appearance on their debut studio album Night Visions,

The song has been a commercial success, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their second top ten single after Radioactive. It has sold over 3 million copies in the US as of January 2014.

Artist: Imagine Dragons
Album: Continued Silence EP
Released: 2012

On the next section, we will learn the guitar chords and the strumming pattern. That’s the only thing you need to play this song camp fire style!

How to Play Demons on Guitar

This is an easy, 4 chord song. The chord will not change on the whole song.

There’s a Capo on the 3rd fret if you want to play along with the record but you can play without a capo. You will of course be playing on a different key if you chose to use the same chord shapes.

The chords that we’re playing are C, G, Am and and F major (on the 3rd fret capo’ed).

Strumming is straight 8 notes and feel the song, that is do some variation on the strumming.

For more information and ideas, you may refer to the video lesson above.. Enjoy!

The focus is going to be just explaining and breaking down the chords for you and the strumming pattern.

Guitar Chords for Demons

 

Demons - Imagine Dragons - Guitar chords

 

Capo: 3rd fret
Tuning: Standard EADGBe

The strumming pattern to this song is pretty simple. 
It's just mostly down, strums.  
If you really get into it,there
are some up strums in the chorus  
You honestly just have to feel the song, is 
should come a bit natural to you.  
All in all this song is pretty simple, but still fun to play.

Chords used:

    C   G   Am   F
e|--0---3---0----1---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1---3---1----1---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--0---0---2----2---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2---0---2----3---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3---2---0----x---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--x---3---x----x---------------------------------------------------------------|

        C 
When the days are cold
        G  
And the cards all fold
       Am
And the saints we see
        F     
Are all made of gold

         C
When your dreams all fail
       G
And the ones we hail
       Am
Are the worst of all
        F                  C
And the blood's run stale

                      G
I want to hide the truth
                  Am
I want to shelter you
                   F
But with the beast inside
                      C
There's nowhere we can hide

                  G
No matter what we breed
                     Am
We still are made of greed
                   F
This is my kingdom come
                   C
This is my kingdom come

                G
When you feel my heat
            Am
Look into my eyes
                     F
It's where my demons hide
                     C
It's where my demons hide
              G
Don't get too close
         Am
It's dark inside
                    F
It's where my demons hide
                     C
It's where my demons hide

When the curtain's call
       G
Is the last of all
        Am
When the lights fade out
        F
All the sinners crawl

        C
So they dug your grave
        G
And the masquerade
          Am
Will come calling out
       F
At the mess you made

C                     G
Don't want to let you down
              Am
But I am hell bound
                       F
Though this is all for you
                       C
Don't want to hide the truth

                  G
No matter what we breed
                     Am
We still are made of greed
                   F
This is my kingdom come
                   C
This is my kingdom come

                G
When you feel my heat
            Am
Look into my eyes
                     F
It's where my demons hide
                     C
It's where my demons hide
              G
Don't get too close
         Am
It's dark inside
                    F
It's where my demons hide
                     C
It's where my demons hide

                       G
They say it's what you make
                 Am
I say it's up to fate
                 F
It's woven in my soul
                  C
I need to let you go

                         G
Your eyes, they shine so bright
                     Am
I want to save their light
                    F
I can't escape this now
                  C
Unless you show me how

                G
When you feel my heat
            Am
Look into my eyes
                     F
It's where my demons hide
                     C
It's where my demons hide
              G
Don't get too close
         Am
It's dark inside
                    F
It's where my demons hide
                     C (let it ring...)
It's where my demons hide
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