How to Play Mean by Taylor Swift on Acoustic Guitar

Learn how to play the song Mean by Taylor Swift with this free acoustic guitar song lesson.  Mean is off of Taylor’s third studio album entitled Speak Now . It was released in May of 2011.  This song received good success in the US and Canada. It debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 List and number 10 on the Canadian Hot 100 list.  You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia.

Onto the lesson shall we?

This is an easy version of this song and only requires that you know several basic chords.  For this particular tutorial, you will need to use a capo on the 4th fret.  The chord shapes are: A Minor, G Major (Marty plays a slightly different version of the G Major chord in the lesson below, but a normal G Major chord will work just fine), F Major (Don’t worry. You do not need to know the Barre Chord Version of F Major. Marty demonstrates a much easier way to play it below.) and C Major.

The strumming pattern:  D D  DU DU, or Down Down Down Up Down Up.  Marty will demonstrate the strumming pattern if you are not sure how to play it.

Enjoy The lesson!

Mean Video Guitar Tutorial

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As Performed by Taylor Swift

Additional Resources

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Mean Guitar Chords and Lyrics