“What I Got” is a popular song from the 90’s band Sublime. It’s still widely used as a cover song for many bands. It only has two chords, so it’s very easy to remember. The chord progression just goes back and forth between the D and G chords. But just when you thought the guitar part was going to be easy, there’s a spot for a guitar solo that you are obliged to take because of the reference in the lyrics.
The change from D to G occurs in every measure. 2 beats on the D chord and 2 beats on the G chord. In the original recording, the rhythm is not strummed but fingerpicked as below.
What I Got Guitar Solo
The iconic solo is very brief, but people will expect the same solo when they hear you play it.
What I Got Strumming Pattern
If the fingerpicking part is too hard for you to play, you can opt to just strum it. Here’s the pattern you’ll want to use.