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Next Semester Chords

(Version #1)
Twenty One Pilots
[Intro]
G C         G
  No-no-no, no-no-no
F        C      G
No-no-no-no-no, no-no-no-no-no
F        C      C     A
No-no-no-no-no, no-no-no-no
 
 
[Verse 1]
G                       F C
 Stand up straight now (Ooh)
G                  F C
 Can't break down (Ooh)
G              F C
 Graduate now (Ooh)
C                      A
I don't wanna be here, I don't wanna be here
G                   F C
 It's a taste test (Ooh)
G                     F C
 Of what I hate less (Ooh)
G               F      C
 Can you die of anxiousness? (Ooh)
C                      A
I don't wanna be here, I don't wanna be here
C                       C#
What's about to happen? What's about to happen?
 
 
[Chorus]
D
 I remember
D                   A
 I remember certain things
 
What I was wearing
                         G
The yellow dashes in the street
                                    D
I prayed those lights would take me home
                                              G
Then I heard, "Hey, kid, get out of the road!"
 
 
[Post-Chorus]
G F C  G F C  G F C
 (Ooh,   ooh,   ooh)
C                      A
I don't wanna be here, I don't wanna be here
 
 
[Verse 2]
G                    C
 Can't feel my legs (Ooh)
G                   F C
 I might suffocate (Ooh)
G                   F     C
 There's a pressure in my chest (Ooh)
C                      A
I don't wanna be here, I don't wanna be here
C                       C#
What's about to happen? What's about to happen?
 
 
[Chorus]
D
 I remember
D                   A
 I remember certain things
 
What I was wearing
                         G
The yellow dashes in the street
                                    D
I prayed those lights would take me home
 
Then I heard, "Hey, kid, get out of the road!"
 
 
[Refrain]
D
(Ohh, woah, oh, oh-woah)
A                        G
(Ohh, woah, oh, oh-woah, ohh)
                              D
Can't change what you've done
 
Start fresh next semester
 
 
[Chorus]
D
 I remember
D                   A
 I remember certain things
 
What I was wearing
                         G
The yellow dashes in the street
                                    D
I prayed those lights would take me home
                                              G
Then I heard, "Hey, kid, get out of the road!"
 
 
[Refrain]
D
(Ohh, woah, oh, oh-woah) And then he slowed down
A                        G
(Ohh, woah, oh, oh-woah, ohh) And rolled down his window
 
And he said
                               D
"Can't change what you've done
                         N.C.
Start fresh next semester"
 
 
[Instrumental]
D D6 Dmaj7 C7
D D6 Dmaj7 C7
 
 
[Outro]
D D6                Dmaj7
  It's a taste test
   C7               D
Of what I hate less
D6                   Dmaj7
I don't wanna be here
      C7
Start fresh with the new year
D     D6   Dmaj7  C7
(Ohh, ahh, oh,    oh-woah)
D     D6   Dmaj7  C7
(Ohh, ahh, oh,    oh-woah)
G                         D    D6
 Can't change what you've done
      Dmaj7        C7     D
Start fresh next semester





How to play "Next Semester" by Twenty One Pilots on guitar

[Intro]

Chords: G, C, G, F, C, G
Use a steady, regular downstroke rhythm for each chord.
Make changes and play with them.

[Verse 1]

Chords: G, F, C, G, F, C, G, F, C, C, A
Strumming Pattern: Down-up-down-up for a swung feel.
Put a bit more into the feel and check the chord switching.

[Chorus]

Chords: D, A, G, D
Strumming Pattern: Down-up strokes, mind you.
The dynamics are worth it—strum a bit lighter right here at "I remember."

[Post-Chorus]

Chords: G, F, C, G, F, C, G, F, C, C, A
Strum in steady rhythm from the verse section.
Focus on the flow and rhythm.

[Verse 2]

Chords: G, C, G, F, C, G, F, C, C, A, C, C#
Similar to strumming and changes from Verse 1.
It must be lyrical and beautiful in strumming.

[Refrain]

Chords: D, A, G, D
Strumming steadily up and down is what it's all down to.
This forceful strumming greatly increases the emphasis on lyrical material.

[Instrumental]

Chords: D, D6, Dmaj7, C7 (repeat)
Strumming Pattern: A down-up gentle strumming to give the music 
an overall softer edge.
Make sure all the transitions are clear and kept in timing.

[Outro]

Chords: D, D6, Dmaj7, C7 (repeat)
Strumming Pattern: Down-up-down-up, becoming softer toward the end.
Keep the even tempo throughout, with all the chords resolved firmly to
a good resounding close.

[General Tips]

Tuning: Standard tuning (E A D G B e).
Tone: Have your amp set to clean or just breaking up slightly.
Practice: You master chord changes by starting slowly and then
building up your speed.

[Common Mistakes]

Rushing changes: Slow the practice down for chord changes to be smooth.
Unsteady strumming: Keep time with a metronome.
Muted strings: Place your left-hand fingers so that each note rings out clearly.

[Song Facts]

The contemplative song of the band Twenty One Pilots, "Next Semester," is
devoted to the issues of stress and anxiety resulting from academic expectations
and speaks about the yearning for change, a sensation that is much more
expressed in this music than by mere words. Twenty One Pilots originates from
a duo formed by Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, famous for their fusion of electronic,
hip-hop, and alternative music. Huge because of its unique sound and thoughtful lyrics,
the band embodies both difficulty and hope for a new beginning.

            
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