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Billionaire
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Billionaire
Guitarist Trent Swartzentruber teaches you how to play “Billionaire,” by Travie McCoy (feat. Bruno Mars). This song was originally conceived in 2009, after a trip to the UK that Bruno Mars was only given $350 to spend for 11 total days. With the insufficient amount of money he was given, he found himself saying the phrase, “I wanna be a billionaire so freakin’ bad.” 
 
Later that year, he and 2 others from the writers group, The Smeezingtons, finished the song and recorded a demo. Travie McCoy then joined them later to finish the song.

Trent plays a Gibson Custom ES-335 Block Inlay in the lesson.



Trent Swartzentruber
    Trent Swartzentruber is a Nashville based guitar player hailing originally from Phoenix, AZ. He toured with Christian artist Jeff Deyo for five years, and then became the instructor for Guitar Apprentice, a visual game-like learning interface teaching hit songs. Trent is also an experienced bass player, learning that instrument as a young lad years before he ever picked up a guitar. Currently, Trent is working as a studio musician, serves at a local church, and is generally being awesome wherever he goes.

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"BILLIONAIRE"
Written by Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ari Levine and Travis McCoy
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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Beginner
Genres:
Pop
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