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Blink 182 What’s My Age Again Guitar Lesson

Arpeggios, Chord Progression, Strumming, Palm Muting

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“WHAT’S MY AGE AGAIN”is definitely one of my favourite songs written by BLINK 182. This is an easy song to play on guitar. In this guitar lesson, you will find all the guitar chords, guitar phrases, guitar arpeggios and guitar strumming patterns explained step-by-step. My aim was to make this guitar tutorial as comprehensive and easy as possible. I have captured the guitar and my playing from a different angle in order for you to see clearly the way I play this song. On the left-hand side of the video, you have a close-up of my right-hand while on the right-hand side you have a close up of my left hand. At the bottom, you have the guitar tabs and chords.

“What’s My Age Again” Guitar Chords:

F#5

F-Sharp-Power-Guitar-Chord

C#5

C-Sharp-Power-Guitar-Chord

D#5

D-Sharp-Power-Guitar-Chord

B5

B-Power-Guitar-Chord

Bsus2

B-suspended-2-Guitar-Chord

"What's My Age Again" Guitar Intro:

On this Intro section ring finger and little finger stay fixed on the 11th fret second and third-string, while the index finger follows the chords of the song. It's playing the root of every chord. The picking directions are quite easy to remember. Always two downstrokes and two upstrokes.

You can play this section also in the verse. For the more detailed verse section watch the video at the top of this post or hit the following link How to play What's My Age Again - Guitar Lesson

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“What’s My Age Again” Guitar Verse:

The verse is pretty much the same as the intro. It’s only changing after repeating the first two bars three times.

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"What's My Age Again" Guitar Chorus:

No more arpeggios in the chorus. Only power chords. The power chords are very easy to play and used in most styles of music. Are called also fifth chords because they're made from the root note and the fifth(and octave which is the root).

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“What’s My Age Again” Guitar Verse 2:

In the second verse, we aren’t playing arpeggios like in the first but we play again power chords in palm muting. To achieve the palm muting you simply need to play laying the palm of your hand on the guitar. The palm muting technique is more effective when a distortion pedal or distortion channel of an amplifier are engaged.

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“What’s My Age Again” Guitar Bridge:

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“What’s My Age Again” Guitar Last Chorus:

Whats-my-age-again-Blink-182-Last-Chorus-Guitar-Tabs

“What’s My Age Again” Lyrics And Chords:

[Intro]
B  F#  C#  D#m  x4

[Verse 1]

B            F#
  I took her out
C#         D#m
  it was a Friday night
B          F#
  I wore cologne
C#           D#m
  to get the feeling right
B            F#
  We started making out
C#             D#m
  and she took off my pants
B            F#             C#
  But then I turned on the TV

[Chorus 1]

    B
And that's about the
                 F#
time she walked away from
C# D#m        B
me     Nobody likes you
            F#     C#
when you're twenty-three
D#m             B
  And are still more
          F# C#
amused by TV shows
D#m              B
What the hell is ADD?
   F#
My friends say I
       C#
should act my age
D#m
  What's my age again?
C#
  What's my age again?

[Post-Chorus]

B  F#  C#  D#m

[Verse 2]

B            F#
  Then later on
C#       D#m
  on the drive home
B              F#
  I called her mom
C#       D#m
  from a pay phone
B          F#
  I said I was the cops
C#            D#m
  And your husband's in jail
B
 This state looks
F#          C#
down on sodomy

[Chorus 2]

    B
And that's about the time
                F#    C#
that bitch hung up on me
D#m      B
  Nobody likes you when
       F#     C#
you're twenty-three
D#m             B
  And are still more amused
   F#          C#
by prank phone calls
D#m              B
What the hell is caller ID?
   F#                   C#
My friends say I should act
      D#m
my age What's my age again?
C#
  What's my age again?

[Interlude]

D#m  C#  B  C#  x3
D#m  C#  B  B

[Chorus 3]
  C#
And that's about the time
            F#       C#
she walked away from me
D#m      B
  Nobody likes you when
       F#     C#
you're twenty-three
D#m             B
  And you still act like
          F#
you're in Freshman
C#   D#m
year What the hell
   B
is wrong with me?
   F#
My friends say I
       C#
should act my age
D#m
  What's my age again?

[Chorus 4]

    C#
And that's about the
               F#
time she broke up with
C# D#m              B
me    No one should take
              F#     C#
themselves so seriously
D#m         B
  With many years
         F#
ahead to fall in
C#   D#m
line Why would you
     B
wish that on me?
  F#            C#
I never want to act my
   D#m
age What's my age again?
C#
  What's my age again?

[Outro]

F#  C#  D#m  B  x3
F#  C#  D#m  C#  B (hold)

I hope you have found WHAT’S MY AGE AGAIN guitar tutorial useful. Get in touch if something about this guitar lesson was unclear. See you next time.

Written by Alex Bonanno