Fats Domino: Blue Monday

That's Fats: A Tribute to Fats Domino
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I just learned that Fats Domino's birthday was yesterday! One of my favorite songs of his is "Blueberry Hill." Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Creole was his first language. For more information about this wonderful musician, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fats_Domino

I have a fantastic record collection. I've been collecting records for as long as I can remember. I love to play disc jockey and entertain family and friends with an eclectic music sample.

A chart topper in 1956 was Blue Monday.


Blue Monday" is a song originally written by Dave Bartholomew, and first recorded by Smiley Lewis in 1954. It was later popularized in a recording by Fats Domino in 1956, on Imperial Records (catalog # 5417), on which the songwriting credit was shared between Bartholomew and Domino. You can read more details at Blue Monday.



Here is the music chord progression.

#1.

    G
Blue Monday,
            G7
I hate blue Monday,
       C                     G
Got to work like a slave all day.
G
Here come Tuesdays,

Oh hard, Tuesdays,
       D
I'm so tired got no time to play.

#2.
          G
Here come Wednesday,
               G7
I'm beat to my socks,
        C                          G     
My girl calls, got to tell her I'm out,
                                 D
Cause Thursday is a hard workin' day,
                    G  G7
And Friday I get my pay.

CHORUS:
         C
Saturday mornin'..
             Eb
Oh, Saturday mornin'.
       G                         G7
All my tiredness is half gone a..way.
       C            A7
Got my money and my honey,
        D                   D7
And I'm out on the stand to play.

#3.
D7           G                  G7
But...Sunday mornin' my head is bad..
             C
Though, it's worth it
                    G
For the time that I had.
                       D
But I've got to get my rest
                  G
Cause Monday is a mess.

CHORUS:

REPEAT #3.
 
 
 Rock and Roll and Beyond

 Its origins lie in a combination of rhythm and blues, jazz, and country-western music. The earliest known song that represents rock and roll is the song by Bill Hayley and His Comets entitled "Rock Around the Clock" (1954). Soon after that song came out, a young man from Memphis, Tennessee, known as Elvis Presley hit the scene and reigned for nearly 20 years as the "king" of rock and roll.

This new style of music captivated the young audiences in America in the 1950's. It was, for them, a form of rebellion and a way to break out of the molds that their parents had set for them. In 1964 a little-known group known as 'THE BEATLES' came on an American tour. They became, in a very short period of time, the most well-known and successful rock band in history. Throughout the 1960's African-American rock music was known as "soul' music. It got its name from the emphasis that these tunes placed on gospel origins and heartfelt words.

Throughout time, rock music has come to be a term that acts as an umbrella under which an incredible variety of styles and sounds coexists. So strong has rock's influence been that composers have sought to incorporate elements of rock and roll in musicals, choir pieces, church music, and symphonies. Rock music, like jazz, country-western, and all the other styles of music, has taken the elements of music from the past and combined them in new and different ways to create an independent identity.

It is impossible to predict what will happen in the future. There are composers today who are hearkening back to the music of the past, and many composers today are desperately seeking to be the Mozarts or Schonbergs of the future. Only time will tell what music will bring to us, but rest assured that we will hear it loud and clear.
 
If interested, check out GospelKeys 101

Hope you have enjoyed going down memory lane with me!





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The Language of Jazz

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One of the most challenging aspects of learning how to improvise or how to teach improvisation is knowing where to start. Most of us did not grow up listening to jazz around the house. However, we did grow up listening to one or two spoken languages that gradually became our. own. It's by the same process that we learn jazz language.

How does one develop a vocabulary? I have found that the easiest way to start is with Blues Scale. These six notes not only cover over the basic Blues changes, but can be applied in various harmonic situations. Just as a child's first words are 'mam' or 'dada', we can use the notes of the Blues scale as the same building blocks. Teaching in a group setting, use a 'Call and Response' format. Many students have never had a formal jazz improvisation lesson. Start by playing a rhythm with the tonic and have the students imitate it. Then ask students to come up with their own. Ask them, "If you can improvise with one note, why not try two?" And so it goes until we have progress through all six notes. This is from an article by Russ Nolan.


Building a Melodic Blues Line From the F Blues Scale Note by Note

First 2 Notes:

F, Ab, F, Ab, Ab, F, F, Ab, F, Ab, F.

First 3 Notes:

F, F, Ab, Ab, Bb, F, Ab, Bb, F, Bb, Ab, F.

First 4 Notes

F, Ab, Bb, B, Bb, Ab, B, Bb, Ab, F, Ab, Bb, B, Bb, Ab, F.

First 5 Notes

F, Ab, Bb, B, C, Bb, C, B, Bb, Ab, F, C, B, Bb, Ab, F.

First 6 Notes

F, Ab, Bb, B, C, Eb, F, Ab, Bb, B, C, Eb, B, Bb, Ab, F.

Now play 2-to-6 note lines going down the scale. Make up your own! That's improvising!

By adding one note at a time,  students are not overwhelmed or intimidated by the information. You can use these tools to immediately apply and have the confidence to try it again.

If students show a basic understanding of the Blues Scale, move on to the Bebop Scale. This scale is the basic tool used by advanced improvisors to smooth out their lines and land on chord tones on the strong beats.

The Bebop Scale is typically played in a descending fashion. By adding a half step in between the root and the b7, the root, 3rd, 5th, and b7th lands on the beats.


F7 bebop Scale has both major 7th and dominant b7:

F, to E (Half Step), E, to Eb (Half Step), D, C, Bb, A, G, F.

Practice this scale from the root, 3rd, 5th, and b7th in descending fashion, keeping the original two half-steps (F-E-Eb) in place.

Now we can apply our new scale to the Blues Progression:

F7  (F, E, Eb, D, C, Bb, A, G)
Bb7 (Bb, A, Ab, G, F, Eb, D, C)
F7 (f, E, Eb, D, C, Bb, A, G, F)

Bb7 (Bb, A, Ab, G, F, Eb, D, C)
F7 (Bb, F, E, Eb, D, C, Bb, A, G,)
D7b9 Bebop scale w/b9, b6 ( D, Db, C, Bb, A, G, F#, Eb)

G-7 (C, b, Bb, A, G, F, E, D)
C7 (C)
F7 (F, E, Eb, D, C, Bb, A, G)
C7 (C, B, Bb, A,G, F, E, D)

Finally, as important as it is to give beginning improvisors the proper tools to build with, it's equally important to reinforce the idea that these tools are only the means to the end, not the end in themselves. Read about The Jazz Language.

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Altered Pentatonics, Scales and Patterns

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What is an altered pentatonic? It is any scale with five notes per octave that is not a major or minor pentatonic. Three of the more common altered pentatonic scales includes the b6 pentatonic, the b3 pentatonic and the b2 pentatonic. Each scale is essentially a major pentatonic with the exception of one 'altered' or changed note.

Play a major pentatonic while lowering the appropriate scale degree to achieve the altered altered pentatonic.

Here's some examples:

Major Pentatonic: C, D, E, G, A

b6 Pentatonic: C, D, E, G, Ab

b3 Pentatonic: C, D, Eb, G, A

b2 Pentatonic: C, Db, E, G, A

Due to the fact that pentatonics are not made up entirely of whole or half steps, patterns must be discussed in terms of skips and steps. A step occurs when the next note is an adjacent note while skips occur when the next note is an adjacent note while skips occur when we skip over a note in the scale to play the next available note.

Scalar Pattern with b6 Pentatonic:

C, D, E... D, E, G... E, G, Ab...G, A, C... Ab, C, D... C, D, E... E, D, C... D, C, A... C, Ab, G... Ab, G, E...G, E, D... E, D, C.

Intervallic Pattern with b2 Pentatonic:

C, E, Db, G... E, A, G, C... A, Db, C, E... Db, G, E, A... C, G, A, E... G, Db, E, C...Db, A, C, G... A, E, G, Db.

Try to create a few of your own patterns. They will help create new ideas, assist you with the memorization of the new scales and will acclimate your ear to the new sounds you are making.


Chord Scale Relationships


Altered pentatonics can be very useful over a variety of different chord types.



b6 Pentatonic 1 2 3 5 b6

Major 7 #5 = 3 #11 #5 7 R

Minor (Maj7) = 5 6 7 9 b3

Minor 6/9 = 5 6 7 9 b3

Dominant = 9 3 #11 6 b7

Half Diminished = b7 R 9 11 b5

Running Changes

Once you've mastered the concept of playing altered pentatonics over a single chord or harmonic situation, it's time to move on to running some changes. Use b6 pentatonics in the context of a minor II-V-I progression. The trick to remember this sequence is that you will be building the b6 Pentatonic off of the roo b3 and 5 of the tonic minor triad.

Over Dm7b5 you will see a C b6 Pentatonic, over G7alt you will find an Eb b6 Pentatonic and over the Cm6 there is a G b 6 Pentatonic.

You might find that limiting yourself to one scale or sound can be liberating. Every note might not fit over every chord, but forcing yourself to find out what does work is often a very enlightening experience. Improvising means thinking outside of the box and expanding your creative abilities. Use your own ears as a guide for what works and what doesn't and you'll never be lead astray.
(An article by Chaim Burstein)

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Whitney Houston: Saving All My Love For You

So, time has passed and along side millions of viewers, we said our good byes
to Whitney Houston. Her memorial service was very moving and indeed, it
is truly evident that she loved the Lord. Perhaps she is singing in the angels choir.
I believe so. With Whitney's God-given gift, her beautiful voice, we continue to
play and sing her songs and her gift goes on! Do you have a favorite? I would like
to post some of Whitney Houston's songs and perhaps you will find one to play.




Saving All My Love for You (Music by Michael Masser ©1978)

Intro
G maj7    Em7               Am7             D11
G maj7    Em7               Am7             D11                     
A few stolen moments is all that we share

G maj7    Em7               Am7             D11                     
You've got your family and they need you there. 

Em7                 A7               Em7            A7
Though I try to resist being last on your list. 

Em7 Em7/D  C  G/B  Am7    D11
But no other man's gonna do.

       C     Bm7    Am7 D11  G maj 7  Em7 Am7 D11
So I'm saving all my love for you.

 
It's not very easy living alone. 
My friends try and tell me. 
Find a man of my own. 
But each time I try I just break down and cry.
Cuz I'd rather be home feeling blue. 
So I'm saving all my love for you.


B                Bb dim              B
You used to tell me we'd run away together.
D                               A             D Dmaj7 
Love gives you the right to be free. 

F#7                                      B7
You said, be patient, just wait a little longer. 

       A9    Am9         Am7 sus 4    D11 D
But that's just an old fantasy. 

I've got to get ready .
Just a few minutes more. 
Gonna get that old feeling. 
when you walk through that door. 
Coz tonight is the night. 
for feeling alright. 
We'll be making love the whole night through. 
So I'm saving all my love. 

Yes I'm saving all my love. 
Yes I'm saving all my love for you. 

No other woman is gonna love you more. 
Coz tonight is the night.
That I'm feeling alright. 
We'll be making love the whole night through. 
So I'm saving all my love. 
Yeah I'm saving all my love. 
Darlin', yes, I'm saving all my love for you. 
For you. 
For you. 
For you 
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I'd like to share these chords I'm using in the Key of A

Saving All My Love For You

Whitney Houston

Intro

Amaj7  F#m7  Bm9  D/E  Amaj7  F#m7  Bm9  D/E

Amaj7F#m7Bm9D/E
few stolen moments is all that we share   

Amaj7F#m7Bm9D/E
You've got your family and they need you there.

F#m7B/F#F#m7B/F#
Though I try to resist being last on your list.     

A
F#m7/
G#m7
C#7
But no other man's gonna do.

Dmaj7  C#m7Bm7D/EAmaj7F#m7Bm9 D/E
So I'm saving all my love for you.            

It's not very easy living alone.
My friends try and tell me.
Find a man of my own.
But each time I try I just break down and cry.
Cuz I'd rather be home feeling blue.
So I'm saving all my love for you.

G#m7C#7F#m9Bm9
You used to tell me we'd run away together.
E7Amaj7

Love gives you the right to be free.            

Eb7sus4                    Ab7Dbmaj7
You said, be patient, just wait a little longer.

F#m7
B7Dmaj9/E


But that's just an old fantasy.           

I've got to get ready .
Just a few minutes more.
Gonna get that old feeling.
when you walk through that door.
Coz tonight is the night.
for feeling alright.
We'll be making love the whole night through.
So I'm saving all my love.

Yes I'm saving all my love.
Yes I'm saving all my love for you.

No other woman is gonna love you more.
Coz tonight is the night.
That I'm feeling alright.
We'll be making love the whole night through.
So I'm saving all my love.
Yeah I'm saving all my love.
Darlin', yes, I'm saving all my love for you.
For you.
For you.
For you

Music Chord Breakdown

Amaj7 = A/C#EG#

F#m7 = F#/AC#F#

Bm9 = B/DF#AC#

D/E = E/DF#A

B/F# = F#/D#F#B

G#m7 = G#/D#F#C#

C#7 = C#/BD#G#B

Dmaj7 = D/F#AC#

C#m7 = C#/ EG#B

F#m9 = F#/EF#B

E7 = E/G#DF#

Eb7sus4 = Eb/DbEbAb

Ab7 = Ab/CEbA

Dbmaj7 = Db/AbCF#

Dmaj9/E = E/F#AC#E

Awhile back I wrote about bass lines. They are definitely in this song,
Saving All My Love For You.

Did you know that Errol Garner, the jazz pianist, was left-handed? So, I got to thinking about left-hand parts on the piano and how much time I have invested in piano practice to improve and strengthen my bass lines in music.

I've always been comfortable playing a melodic line with my right hand but when it comes to playing Alberti bass or Waltz bass, I seemed to need the extra practice, playing left hand notes separately until they were polished and then adding both hands together to hear a more balanced sound.

To achieve this, let's take a look at music and see how a composer will write harmony parts in many different ways.

1. Block chords look like all of the notes are stacked together, like a snow- man, and you play them together at once. You will find many blocked chords for your left hand in rock and roll and hymns, too.

2. Broken chords are when the left-hand plays the notes of a chord but one at a time. You can approach this by playing oom-pah rhythm or some say, boom-chick, like a repeated pattern of a single note followed by a chord. You will hear this in Ragtime in Scott Joplin music.

3. Arpeggiated chords make up notes of a chord that are played one at a time, like an arpeggio. They are found in Classical piano music and Pop music.

4. Alberti bass is when the notes of each chord is played starting with the bottom note, on to the top note, middle note and then up to the top note again.

5. Waltz bass is where the first note of the chord is on the down beat, the first beat of the measure and followed by the other notes on beats 2 and 3. It is played with a strong beat in a 3/4 time signature. This ballad style allows your right hand the freedom to pull out the melody line and just let it flow.

This is the basic introduction to left-hand movement. More advanced rhythmic patterns would include off-beats, swing and slow jazz waltz, to name a few. Plus, there is Latin rhythm to learn, such as Bossa Nova, Mambo Tango, Cha Cha, Rhumba and Samba.

No matter what level you are on, with many of the left-hand parts listed above, you can incorporate them into your music for rhythm practice.

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Adele: Rolling In The Deep

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 A lovely moment at the Grammys for me was hearing Adele belt out, one of my favorite songs,
Rolling In The Deep. I like her, plus her communication I saw on an interview. I just had a very brief moment this a.m. to walk through the music myself. Next time, I'll have it memorized. It's pretty simple to play. It's a fast, peppy song filled with power chords. It was nice to have Adele back with us after taking some time off for vocal surgery. I have not posted about Whitney Houston yet but I plan to after her memorial service, with respect for her family. As many of you know, she was one my favorite artists, along with the rest of the world! We all thought of her and felt very sad. WE will always love you Whitney... more later.

So, here I am on my Yamaha Motif ES8.



  



Chord Chart to Adele's Rolling In The Deep

Words and music by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth © 2010

Cm                 Gm
  There's a fire starting in my heart,
 Bb                               Gm                    Bb
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark
 Cm               Gm
Finally, I can see you crystal clear.
Bb                           Gm                  Bb
Go ahead and sell me out and I'll lay your ship bare.
 Cm                     Gm
See how I leave, with every piece of you
 Bb                       Gm                Bb
Don't underestimate the things that I will do.
 Cm                Gm
There's a fire starting in my heart,
 Bb                               Gm                 Bb
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark


Ab                  Bb                Gm
 The scars of your love, remind me of us.
                Ab
 They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
                   Bb                   Gm
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
              G
I can't help feeling...


                     Cm    Bb                     
We could have had it all... (I wish you, never had met me)...
                Ab
Rolling in the Deep (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
             Bb                     Cm              Bb
Your had my heart... (I wish you)... Inside of your hand (Never had met me)
          Ab                                                Bb
And you played it... (Tears are gonna fall)... To the beat (Rolling in the deep)


Cm                 Gm
  Baby I have no story to be told,
          Bb                             Gm                 Bb
But I've heard one of you and I'm gonna make your head burn.
Cm                  Gm
Think of me in the depths of your despair.
 Bb                           Gm                    Bb
Making a home down there, as mine sure won't be shared.


Ab                  Bb                Gm
 The scars of your love, remind me of us.
                Ab
 They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
                   Bb                   Gm
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
              G
I can't help feeling...


                     Cm    Bb                     
We could have had it all... (I wish you, never had met me)...
                Ab
Rolling in the Deep (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
             Bb                     Cm              Bb
Your had my heart... (I wish you)... Inside of your hand (Never had met me)
          Ab                                                           
And you played it... (Tears are gonna fall)... To the beat (Rolling in the deep)


Bb                    Ab  Bb
 We could have had it all
                Cm  Bb
Rolling in the Deep
                     Ab
Your had my heart Inside of your hand
          Bb
And you played it To the beat


Cm 
Throw yourself through ever open door (Whoa)

Count your blessings to find what look for (Whoa-uh)

Turn my sorrow into treasured gold (Whoa)

And pay me back in kind- You reap just what you sow.


Cm              Bb
(I wish you... Never had met me)
                     Ab
We could have had it all (Tears are gonna fall... Rolling in the deep)
Bb                    Cm                        Bb
 We could have had it all yeah ( I wish you... never had met me)
  Ab
It all. (Tears are gonna fall)
                               Bb
It all, It all (Rolling in the deep)


                     Cm    Bb                     
We could have had it all... (I wish you, never had met me)...
                Ab
Rolling in the Deep (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
             Bb                     Cm              Bb
Your had my heart... (I wish you)... Inside of your hand (Never had met me)
          Ab                                                           
And you played it... (Tears are gonna fall)... To the beat (Rolling in the deep)


                     Cm    Bb                     
We could have had it all... (I wish you, never had met me)...
                Ab
Rolling in the Deep (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
             Bb                     Cm              Bb
Your had my heart... (I wish you)... Inside of your hand (Never had met me)
         Ab
But you played it

You played it.

You played it.
      Bb             Cm
You played it to the beat.
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Adele dominated the grammys with 6 wins, so talented!

Music Chords

In music, a power chord Play (also fifth chord) is a chord consisting of only the root note of the chord and the fifth interval, usually played on electric guitar ...  Power chords are often performed within a single octave, as this results in the closest matching of overtones. Octave doubling is sometimes done in power chords. Power chords are often pitched in a middle register. If they are too low, they tend to sound unclear and boomy. When played too high they lack depth and power.

Play these Power Chords in your left hand:

C5 = CG

G5 = GD

Bb5 = BbF

Then your adding both hands with r.h. chords and single bass notes:

Ab = Ab/AbCEb

Bb = Bb/BbDF

Gm7 = G/BbDF

G = G/GBD

Cm = CC/GCEb

Abmaj7 = AbAb/EbGC

Adele Sheet Music! Including Someone Like You, Rolling in the Deep, and much, much more!

Do you have a favorite Adele song? I like this one. A great music software to help you stay on track with this driving beat song is Back Pocket Band Software. I own it and how I wish I had used it on this particular song for demonstration.

Here's what it does:

* It gives you access to over 350 real-sounding
   backing tracks.

* Practice and live performance files are played in
   all 12 keys.

* You can choose between multiple speeds: slow,
  medium, and fast.


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   option.

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Have fun playing Rolling In The Deep. If you like to play Coldplay, with that driving bass line, you'll enjoy this!



Best,

LadyD

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Wild Horses Tutorial

Wild Horses


 I have been asked to do a tutorial for Wild Horses by Natasha Bedingfield. Now this was a bit challenging for me because my digital camera shut off in the middle of the lessons, so I had to break it down into 2 parts. The speed on my camera sure makes me sound funny when I talk. Plus you can hear that my amplifier is acting up. I guess it's time for some new equipment. Thanks for being patient.
Trying to keep up with modern technology. Just doing the best I can here.



The music chord chart can be found can be found here. I've added some extra things (chords) below
that go along with the tutorial.

[Verse 1]

Ooooh
Am7           Fsus2      F           C
I feel these four walls closing in
                          G/B
Face up against the glass

I'm looking out, hmmm
Am7         Fsus2 F                 C
Is this my life I'm wondering
                    G/B
It happened so fast
                            Am7
How do I turn this thing around
             Fsus2 F              C
Is this the bed I chose to make
                                           G/B
There's greener pastures I'm thinking about
     Am7         Fsus2        C  Csus2 G/B
Hmm, wide open spaces far away


[Pre-Chorus]
Dm7               Am7
All I want is the wind in my hair
    C                G
To face the fear but not feel scared


[Chorus]
Am7   G/A      F   Fsus2    C    G/B
wild horses I wanna be like you
         Am7   G/A     F   Fsus2          C   G/B
Throwing caution to the wind, I'll run free too
Am7     G/A     F           C     Csus2       G/B
Wish I could recklessly love like I'm longing to
        Am7    Fsus2            F
I wanna run with the wild horses
Csus2                 G/B Am
Run with the wild horses, oh


[Verse 2] repeat like Verse 1
I see the girl I wanna be
Riding bare-back, care-free
Along the shore
If only that someone was me
Jumping head-first, head-long
Without a thought
To act and DAMN the consequence
How I wish it could be that easy
But fear surrounds me like a fence
I wanna break free


[Prechorus 2]
All I want is the wind in my hair
To face my fear, but not feel scared


[Chorus] x 2
 
 
 

 
Here's the chord break down:
 
Am = A/FAC
 
Fsus2 = F/GCG 

C = C/GCE
 
Csus2 = C/GCD 

G/B = B/GD
 
G/A = A/DGB 

Dm = D/ADF

The melody note in the right hand, single notes (NOT CHORDS) sound like this:


Ooooh
C C     G      G   C    C D      E
I feel these four walls closing in
 E   E   E        D    D
Face up against the glass
D            D    C
I'm looking out, hmmm
C   C    G G     C   D E
Is this my life I'm wondering
 C  C        E D           
It happened so fast
D          D    D   E D B C
How do I turn this thing around
 C C      B  B  C C     D E
Is this the bed I chose to make
 E                        D                  
There's greener pastures I'm thinking about
     C    C G  G C    C D E F-E-D E F D
Hmm, wide open spaces far away


[Pre-Chorus]
E    F E   D  C  E      F E D
All I want is the wind in my hair
C   E  F   E    D     E  F     E
To face the fear but not feel scared


[Chorus]
C    B   E  A  G  C F  E    D
wild horses I wanna be like you
A   B    C B     E  A   G     C    F  G G
Throwing caution to the wind, I'll run free too
C    B   D   A   G F    E     E     E E   D   D
Wish I could recklessly love like I'm longing to
        D                D    C
I wanna run with the wild horses
D                 D E   D_C-B-A
Run with the wild horses, oh


[Verse 2] repeat like Verse 1
I see the girl I wanna be
Riding bare-back, care-free
Along the shore
If only that someone was me
Jumping head-first, head-long
Without a thought
To act and DAMN the consequence
How I wish it could be that easy
But fear surrounds me like a fence
I wanna break free


[Prechorus 2]
All I want is the wind in my hair
To face my fear, but not feel scared


[Chorus] x 2
 
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Clocks: Coldplay

Clocks

 Former piano students were always requesting the song "Clocks."
They really wanted to learn it and as quickly as possible.
If you do a Google search, you will find beginner and advanced music.

Clocks by Coldplay

I had located a really cool video tutorial on YouTube awhile back.
So, I did a post on the popular song, here.


 Key of D - Music Chords

Ultimate Guitar.com

Piano Riff x2

 

w/Piano Riff:

/ D - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / (x2)

 

D                    Am(2)                                 Em

Lights go out and I can't be saved, tides that I tried to swim against

D                 Am (2)                Em

Brought me down upon my knees, oh I beg I beg and plead -singing

D               Am (2)                       Em

Come out of the things unsaid, shoot an apple off my head - and a

D              Am (2)                       Em

trouble that can't be named, tigers waiting to be tamed - singing

 

w/Piano Riff:

D      Am (2)           Em       D      Am (2)           Em

  ye hooooooooh    aahh       ye hooooooooh    aahh 

 

w/Piano Riff:

/ D - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / (x2)

 

  D       Am (2)                         Em

Confusion never stops, closing walls and ticking clocks - gonna

D             Am (2)                              Em

come back and take you home, I could not stop the tune now known - singing

D             Am (2)                     Em

Come out upon my seas, curse missed opportunities - am I

D       Am (2)                        Em

a part of the cure, or am I a part of the disease? - singing

 

w/Piano Riff:

D      Am (2)           Em       D      Am (2)           Em

  ye hooooooooh    aahh       ye hooooooooh    aahh 

 

w/High Piano Riff:

/ D - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / (x2)

 

w/High Piano Riff:

D      Am (2)           Em       D      Am (2)           Em

  ye hooooooooh    aahh       ye hooooooooh    aahh

 

Bridge:

Fmaj7 (2)                     C       G

  and nothing else compares

Fmaj7 (2)                   C       G

  oh nothing else compares

Fmaj7 (2)                     C       G     F (4)

  and nothing else compares

 

Piano Riff x2

 

w/High Piano Riff:

/ D - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / (x2)

 

w/High Piano Riff:

D      Am (2)           Em       D      Am (2)           Em

  ye hooooooooh    aahh       ye hooooooooh    aahh

 

w/High Piano Riff:

D          Am (2)              Em

Home, home, where I wanted to go  

D          Am (2)              Em

Home, home, where I wanted to go   

D          Am (2)              Em

Home, home, where I wanted to go   

D          Am (2)              Em

Home, home, where I wanted to go   

 

High Piano Riff x2

 

End on D
 
Key of Ab
 
CLOCKS
By Coldplay


Chords Used:
Ab 4 6 6 5 4 4  Eb 6 6 8 8 8 6
Bb 6 8 8 7 6 6  F# 2 4 4 3 2 2
C# 4 4 6 6 6 4


Eb Bb Ab  Eb Bb Ab

Eb                  Bbm
Lights go out and I can't be saved
                        Ab
Tides that I tried to swim against
Eb                     Bbm
Have brought me down upon my knees
               Ab
Oh I beg, I beg and please, singing

Eb                Bbm
Come out of the things unsaid
                 Ab
Shoot an apple off my head
      Eb            Bbm
And a trouble that can't be named
                   Ab
A tiger's waiting to be tamed, singing

  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee

Eb Bbm Ab  Eb Bbm Ab

Eb               Bbm
Confusion that never stops
                     Ab
Closing walls and ticking clocks
Eb                     Bbm
Gonna come back and take you home
                      Ab
I could not stop, that you now know

        Eb          Bbm
Singing come out upon my seas
                     Ab
Curse missed opportunities
Eb            Bbm
Am I a part of the cure
                     Ab
Or am I part of the disease, singing

  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee

Eb Bbm Ab  Eb Bbm Ab

  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee

F#                    C#
  And nothing else compares
F#                    C#
  And nothing else compares
F#                    C#
  And nothing else compares
F#                    C#
  And nothing else compares

Eb Bbm Ab  Eb Bbm Ab

Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
  Eb Bbm  Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee

Eb     Bbm                      Ab
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Eb     Bbm                      Ab
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Eb     Bbm                      Ab
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Eb     Bbm                      Ab
Home, home, where I wanted to go

Here are some clocks coldplay chords I use in the song. 
Do you read sheet music, chord charts or play by ear?
You'll find a free midi clocks coldplay download here.
 
GBbEb/Eb
 
FBbDb/Db
 
FAbC/C
 
Eb/GBbEb
 
Bb/FBbDbEb
 
F/EbAbC


Download this mp3 from Beemp3.com


I like this song and you need to play it upbeat. Practice with Back Pocket Band Software

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How To Play Someone Like You: Adele



 Awhile back I posted the chords to an Adele song, Set-fire-to-rain. There was a little discussion going on about minor chords. Reviewing them, we remember to flat (lower) the third of the chord. So, Gm is a music abbreviation for G minor and you would play G, Bb, D together (block chord) or arpeggiate it, you know a broken chord that is rolled. Now, Dm is a D minor chord that is played on all white keys, DFA because a D Major chord is DF#A.

Adele has another song that I like called Someone Like You! Do you know it?



You can download the sheet music for free and solo music as well at Adele.

So, here are the music chords for you:

Intro
=====

A C#m/G# F#m D


Verse 1
=======

  A                C#m/G#
I heard that you're settled down
        F#m
That you found a girl
          D
And you're married now

  A              C#m/G#
I heard that your dreams came true
         F#m
Guess she gave you things
        D
I didn't give to you

   A                   C#m/G#
Old friend why are you so shy
        F#m
It ain't like you to hold back
  D
Or hide from life


Bridge 1
========

  E                          F#m                 D
I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but

I couldn't stay away I couldn't fight it
    E
I'd hoped you'd see my face
    F#m                             D           Dmaj7  D
And that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over


Chorus 1
========

A                C/G#                 F#m D
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
       A               C/G#        F#m D
I wish nothing but the best for you too
      A           E        F#m        D
Don't forget me I beg I re-member you said
             A                 E/G#                     F#m    D
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead
             A                 E/G#                     F#m   D
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead, yeah


Verse 2
=======

A              C#m/G#
 You'd know how time flies
    F#m
Only yesterday
       D
was the time of our lives

       A
We were born and raised
    C#m/G#
In a summer haze
     F#m                     D
Bound by the surprise of our glory days


Bridge 2
========


  E                          F#m                 D
I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but
D
I couldn't stay away I couldn't fight it
    E
I'd hoped you'd see my face
    F#m                             D           Dmaj7  D
And that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over



Chorus 2
========

A                C/G#                 F#m D
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
       A               E        F#m D
I wish nothing but the best for you too
      A           E        F#m        D
Don't forget me I beg I re-member you said
             A                 E                     F#m    D
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead, yeah


Break
=====

E/B
Nothing compares no worries or cares
F#m
Regrets and mistakes their memories make
D5
 Who would have known how
       Bm    A/C#        D
Bitter-sweet this would taste


Chorus 3
========

A              C/G#                  F#m D
Never mind I’ll find someone like you
       A               E        F#m D
I wish nothing but the best for you too
      A           E        F#m        D
Don't forget me I beg I re-member you said
             A                 E                     F#m    D
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead



Chorus 4 / Outro
================

A              C/G#                  F#m D
Never mind I’ll find someone like you
       A               E        F#m D
I wish nothing but the best for you too
      A           E        F#m        D
Don't forget me I beg I re-member you said
             A                 E                     F#m    D
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead
             A                 E                     F#m    D
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead
             A                 E                     F#m    D
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

Yeah Yeah
 
Chord Breakdown:
 
A = AE/ACE
 
C#m/G# = G#E/G#C#E
 
F#m = F#C#/F#C#F#
 
D = DD/ADF#
 
E/B = BB/G#BE
 
Bm = BB/BEB
 
A/C# = C#C#/C#EA
 
Such a pretty song in the Key of A. Remember to listen to those broken 
chords in your right hand as you listen to the video. Use the sustain 
pedal often. 

Adele CD

Song Robot Software, have you tried it? Hear and Play
 





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