Luis Fonsi – Despacito (Tabs and Chords)

Luis Fonsi – Despacito (Chords)

I’m about five billion views late to this one but with Fonsi’s latest includes a bit of ukulele and this track having a few tasty licks it’s still worth doing.

Update: Well, I can now pretend I’m being hyper topical rather five billion views late. YouTube had to take down the Despacito video today after it was hacked.

To keep the chords dead easy, I use a capo on the second fret. If you want to play without a capo you can use the chords Bm – G – D – A.

Suggested Strumming

If you want to keep things very simple you can just follow the keyboard stabs and do short down-strums on the off-beats (four per chord). For something a little more involved you could do this once per chord:

d – x u – u d u

Which sounds like this:

Strum 1

Or you can go all out and do this once per chord:

Strum 2

Twiddly Bits

The video version of the song starts out with two very nice picking patterns. I’m using one finger per string picking for my version. And it sounds like this:

Intro Picking

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The intro proper starts out with a tasty lick flowing into the picking pattern under the woah’s and wails.


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