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Grade 6-12

How to Play Guitar: Owl City!

by Soon Il Higashino | Music FREE

12 Lessons 59:17
  1. 1. Intro: Fireflies! 4:10
  2. 2. New Chords: D:F#, F fingering, Fmaj7 4:16
  3. 3. Let’s Learn: Intro! 11:33
  4. 4. Let’s Learn: Verse 1 3:21
  5. 5. Let’s Learn: Chorus 1 10:28
  6. 6. Let’s Learn: Verse 2 5:38
  7. 7. Let’s Learn: Chorus 2 4:37
  8. 8. Let’s Learn: Verse 3 3:32
  9. 9. Let’s Learn: Verse 4 1:48
  10. 10. Let’s Learn: Chorus 3 and Ending 5:44
  11. 11. Let’s Play: Fireflies! 3:44
  12. 12. Conclusion 0:26

Grade 6-12


NGSS Standards



About the course

Want to learn how to play songs by your favorite artists on the guitar? Check out the Let's Play Series! In this video, we'll learn how to play the catchy Fireflies song by Owl City! This song has variations on a fun strumming pattern with nice chord progressions. Grab your guitars and let's jam! :)


  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Fire Flies
  • Guitar
  • Ocean Eyes
  • Owl City
  • Tutorial


Princeton University

I tutored students K-12 throughout high school in math and reading for 2 and a half years. I encouraged students to become self-learners and learn how to use tools they've been taught to solve any kind of problems they come across. I have taught small-group (1-3 college students) guitar lessons in college and have provided personalized advice and help to various individual guitar learners throughout high school and college.

Are you looking for new creative forms of self-expression through the arts and music? My courses focus on providing tools that can allow you to use music and art as your own creative outlets to express yourself with! I am currently focusing on teaching various music lessons, including guitar and singing, and hope to teach some lessons in drawing in the near future. I'm also passionate about the environment and studied civil and environmental engineering in college, and I hope to teach lessons about the environment in future courses as well.

I began tutoring students K-12 while in high school. I was very inspired to see the students learning how to become self-learners and beginning to use the tools they'd been taught to solve any kind of problems they came across. Over the past 12 years, I've taught myself how to play guitar and draw as ways of expressing myself creatively. I began giving personalized advice or support to my friends learning the guitar from high school and onwards. In college, I began offering small-group (1-3 people) guitar lessons to the student groups I performed guitar in. Teaching my peers the tools they needed to play guitar and watching them improve for themselves encouraged me to want to teach guitar to a wider audience. To me, music has been such an essential part of how I express myself and my emotions, and I want to help others in their journey of finding outlets for their own unique and wonderful creativity.

Through my courses, I strive to make learning a new creative activity, such as learning a musical instrument, more approachable by providing various exercises and multiple ways to practice the same technique to reinforce learning. I strive to teach with a positive and fun attitude to help engage Gooroo students in the challenging yet rewarding journey of learning!

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