Mercy Me: A Million Miles Away

English: MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard and ...
English: MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard and guitarist Barry Graul at the Rock and Worship Road Show Español: El cantante Nart Millard y el guitarrista Barry Graul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


About The Song

MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul.

Written in 2004 by Jim Bryson, Nathan Cochran, Barry Graul, Peter Kipley, Bart Millard, Mike Scheuchzer and Robby Shaffer, this song became super popular with its rock beat.

 Chords: A Million Miles Away

Intro



Db Db2F Absus Gbmaj7 (2 times)
 
 
 Db Db2/F  Absus
My imagination
Gbmaj7          Db
Gets me all the time
Db2/F             Absus               Gbmaj7
No matter where I look You're all I'm seeing
Db        Db2/F   Absus
You're my fascination
Gbmaj7          Db
The very reason why
Db2/F               Absus       Gbmaj7
The reason why I'll never stop believing

Gb      Bbm   Bbm/Ab
And I'm so amazed 
that I
Gb        Bbm     Absus
Am always on Your mind

Db
I believe that 

You're always here with me
Ebm9
You're everywhere but still within my reach
Bbm9
Cause how could You save the day
Gb2                       Ab
If You're a million miles away

Db
Who's to say what 
you can't see can't be found
Ebm9
There's evidence of Your presence all around
Bbm9
Cause how could You save the day
   Ab               Gb
If You're a million miles away
Db Db2/F Absus Gbmaj7 (2 times)
 
Db Db2/F         Absus 
You're my inspiration
Gbmaj7              Db
You're always by my side
Db2/F             Absus        Gbmaj7
You are there as sure as I am breathing

Db2/F          Absus
Without hesitation
Gbmaj7
I am giving You my life
Db  Db2/F             Absus       Gbmaj7
because I know You're never gonna leave me

Gb           Bbm
It doesn't matter 
Bbm/Ab 
where I go
Gb    Bbm    Absus
Cause this I know

Db
I believe that 
You're always here with me
Ebm9
You're everywhere but still within my reach
Bbm9
Cause how could You save the day
Gb2                       Ab
If You're a million miles away

Db
Who's to say what 
you can't see can't be found
Ebm9
There's evidence of Your presence all around
Bbm9
Cause how could You save the day
    Gb                      Ab
If You're a million miles away

    Bbm  Gbmaj7 Ab
What it all comes 
down to
   Gb           Db Db2/F Absus Gb
Is being with You

Db2
I believe...
Ebm9
You're everywhere but still within my reach
Bbm9
Cause how could You save the day
   Gb2                    Ab
If You're a million miles away

Db
Who's to say what 
you can't see can't be found
Ebm9
There's evidence of Your presence all around
Bbm9
Cause how could You save the day
   Ab                Gb
If You're a million miles away

Db Ebm9 Bbm9 Gb2 Ab Db Ebm9 
 
 Bbm9
Cause how could 
You save the day
   Ab               Gb
If You're a million miles away

Db Db2/F Absus Gbmaj7 (2 times)

Video by The VineyardYouthGroup: 


A Million Miles Away-Mercy Me



You'll want to play a few chords like this:

Gb = Gb/BbDbGb

Bbm = Bb/BbDbF

Bbm/Ab = Ab/BbDbF

Bbm9 = Bb/AbCDbF

Ab = Ab/CEbAb

Absus = Ab/AbDbEb

Bbm = Bb/BbDbF

Db = Db/AbDbF

Db2 = Db/FAbDbEb

Ebm9 = Eb/Gb/BbDbF

Gb = Gb/BbDbGb

Gb2 = Gb/BbDbGbAb

Gbmaj7 = Gb/BbDbF

Have fun with the song. You may be interested in a music resource called, Gospelguitar101




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What Are Blue Notes?

blue notes

I wanted to share a music article with you that I wrote awhile back. Are you familiar with the term Blue Notes?

Blue notes are specific flattened tones used in jazz and rock melodies. They create a specific quality of sound known as "blue."

When I play a simple melody line from a nursery song, like London Bridges, it is easy to pull out the melody of a familiar tune. If I wanted to color in more sound, like adding color to a painting with crayons and paints, then I would throw in an Eb note that moves to the E note.

Blue notes like to return to their neighbor tone one half step higher. Blue notes and their half step higher tones add a special feeling that first sounds a bit dark, then it has a lighter sound to the song.
 Neighboring tones lead to chord tones. Let's talk a little more about these neighboring tones when the melody goes back and forth with a non-harmonic tone that is a half or whole step placed in the melody.

An upper neighboring tone is a note that is chromatically and/or diatonically above another note. When we talk about a lower neighboring tone, we say that is a note diatonically or chromatically below another note.

Why do we use these specific tones? Well, they serve as a way for the piano player to improvise. When we flat a tone that will provide the melody line with that tension and release sound. Remember that neighboring tones are non-harmonic. Usually you will play them on a weak beat.
blue note in music


Here are a few written examples of music notes to play in a measure. Start with single notes in your right hand.

Example One:

B, B, Bb, B, D.

Example Two:
D, Eb (blue note), E, C, D, C.

Blue notes are flattened tones on the 3rd and 5th steps of the major scale that always return to the neighboring tone one half step higher. They make a huge difference in sound. Begin by playing these notes in a row to hear what I am saying: C, D, Eb, E, F, Gb, G.

Just within one measure, you will find places to add blue notes for improvising. The choice is yours. Here is what I mean. Play these single notes for one measure that receives four beats to the measure. So that means you will be playing some eighth notes along with quarter notes; Eb to E, Eb to E then play Gb to G.

Have fun creating new melodies with Blue Notes.
You may be interested in Backpocket Band Software
 Best,





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Alicia Keys: A Woman's Worth


alicia keys: a woman's worth

From Wikipedia:

"A Woman's Worth" is a song by American singer–songwriter Alicia Keys. A piano-driven soul ballad with elements of contemporary R&B and neo soul, it was written by herself and musician Erika Rose and produced by Keys for her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001).
The track was released as the album's second single in February 2002 following the worldwide success of her debut single the previous year, and became another top ten success for Keys in New Zealand and the United States, where it also reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The accompanying music video, directed by Chris Robinson, is a continuation of the "Fallin'" video and explored what happens when Keys' onscreen love interest gets released from prison and he tries to acclimate to society.
The clip was nominated for both Best R&B Video and Best Cinematography at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, while the song won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song in the same year.



You'll find lots of chord charts online if you do a Google search but I thought I'd share the chords that I'm playing in the song.


Intro: Em D6 Cmaj7 B7 E5 Em Bm Am7 Bm7


Verse 1:
                 Em                         Bm
You could buy me diamonds, you could buy me pearls 
             Am7                     Bm7
Take me on a cruise around the world, baby you know I'm worth it 
              Em                     Bm
Dinner lit by candles, run my bubble bath
                Am7                 Bm7 
Make love tenderly to last and last, baby you know I'm worth it 


Bridge 1:
      Am             G6          D/F#         Em     D
Wanna please, wanna keep, wanna treat your woman right 
         Am           G6            D/F#          Em          D
Not just dough but a show that you know she is worth your time 
         Am           G6        D/F#      Em       D
You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first 
    B7                                   
She will if she can find a man who knows her worth



[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/a/alicia-keys/214079.html ] 
Chorus:
             Em7                              Bm7
'Cause a real man knows a real woman when he sees her 
      Am7                         Bm7
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her 
      Em7                                 Bm7
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first 
      Am7                      Bm7
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth 
 
Em Bm7 Em Bm7 
 
 Verse 2:
                Em7                           Bm 
If you treat me fairly, I'll give you all my goods 
                 Am7               Bm7
Treat you like a real woman should, baby I know you're worth it 
             Em                      Bm
If you never play me, promise not to bluff 
              Am7                       Bm7
I'll hold you down when shit gets rough, baby I know you're worth it 


Bridge 2:
        Am    G6              D/F#          Em          D
She walks the mile, make you smile, all the while being true 
      Am        G6         D/F#          Em          D
Don't take for granted the passion that she has for you 
         Am           G6         D/F#      Em       D
You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first 
    B7           
She will if she can't find a man who knows her worth ohhhh
(Chorus)


Coda:
   Am7             Bm7                     Cmaj7 Bm7 Am9
No need to read between the lines, spelled  out for you 
     Am7                        Bm7                   Cmaj7 Bm7 Am7
Just hear this song 'cause you can't go wrong when you value 
  B7
A woman, woman, woman, a woman's worth 
(Chorus x2)


Outro: (repeat until fade)
Em   Bm7          Am7 Bm7 Em
Mmmm mmmm (3x) // mmm

Here's how I play A Woman's Worth in Em with 4/4 time, moderatley slow.
Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor (Easy Piano Personality)

 Intro:

EBE/EE
DAF#/BB
CGC/BB
BA/BD#B
E/BE
EE/BE
BB/F#BDF#
AA/GCE
BB/ADF#

E/GBE   You could buy me diamonds, you could buy me
B/DF#B  pearls, take me on a
A/GCEA cruise around the world (Ba
B/F#AD  by, you know I'm worth it) Dinner lit by
E/GBG    candles, run my bubble
B/DF#B  bath, make love tender-
A/GCEA ly to last and last. (Ba-
B/F#AD  by, you know I'm worth it.) Wanna
A/EAC    please, wanna
G/EGB    keep, wanna
F#/DF#A treat your
E/BEG    woman
D/ADF#  right. Not just
A/EAC    dough but a
G/EGB    show that you
F#/DF#A know she is
E/BEG     worth your
D/ADF#   time.

AA/EAC     You will lose if you
GG/EGB      choose to re-
F#F#/DF#A  fuse to
EE/BEG        put her
D/ADF#        first. She
BB/AD#F#B will, if she can, find a man who knows her
BB/AD#F#B worth. Cause a real
E/BDG          man knows a real woman when he
B/DF#B         sees her. and a
AA/GCE      real woman knows a real man
B/ADF#       ain't 'fraid to please her. And a
EE/BG         real woman knows a real man always
BB/DF#B    comes first, and a
AA/GCEA   real man just can't deny
BB/ADF#    a woman's worth

E/GBE   Mm hm mm hm
B/F#AD  mm hm mm hm
E/GBE    mm hm mm hm
B/F#AD mm. (repeat)

Coda

AA/GCE  No need to read be-
BB/ADF# tween the lines spelled
C/BEG     out
B/ADF#   for
A/GBCE  you. Just
AA/GCE  hear this song, "cause you
BB/ADF# can't go
B/F#BF#  wrong when you
C/BEG     val
B/ADF#
A/GCE     ue a
BB/AD#F#B woman's worth. 'Cause a real

E/BDG       man knows a real woman when he
BB/DF#B  sees her, and a real
AA/GCEA woman knows a real man
BB/ADF# ain't 'fraid to please her. And a real
E/BEG      woman knows a real man always
BB/DF#B  comes first, and a real
AA/GCEA  man just can't deny

BB/ADF#   a woman's worth.
E/GBE       Mm hm mm hm,
B/F#AD     mm hm mm hm,
E/GBE       mm hm mm hm,
B/F#AD    mm hm mm hm
E/BEG      mm hm mm hm
B/ADF#    "
E/BEG      "
B/ADF#    "

Outro

EE/A#BE
BB/F#BDF#
AA/GCE
BB/ADF#  /B,D,E single notes

Woman's Worth

Looking to play No One by Alicia Keys? You'll find chords to the song, how-to-play-no-one-alicia-keys-on-piano

How to play Unbreakable has been posted at unbreakable-by-alicia-keys.

Plus, there's Diary by Alicia Keys to look over. Finally here's the chord chart to, You Dont Know My Name
I love this artist; she is one talented lady. Do you have a favorite Alicia Keys song?

Best, 






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15 Famous Singer/Songwriters Named Ken

Kenneth Babyface Edmonds

 These 15 musicians were pretty easy for me to come up with since I listen to arguably too much music.  Some people though don’t know for instance that Babyface’s given name is Kenneth.  Several of the singers on this list won’t come as a surprise to most of you but you never know…
  1. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – A singer and performer in his own right, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds was also the creative mastermind behind a staggering number of hits through the 1990s and early 2000s. Known primarily for his work in R&B, Edmonds was also a ten-time Grammy winner and a hit producer.
  2. Kenny Rogers – Knowing when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em ensured that Kenny Rogers found a place among country music royalty’s most venerable. With more than 120 hit singles spanning several genres, this Houston native is definitely one of pop culture’s most recognizable and beloved icons.
  3. Ken Block – Vocalist and co-songwriter for the hit rock band Sister Hazel, based out of Gainesville, Florida, Ken Block has seen moderate success with his band over the years. His distinctive voice and the efforts of the rest of Sister Hazel have allowed the group to continue touring and releasing albums for the better part of two decades.
  4. Kenny Wayne Shepherd – A blues musician from Shreveport, Louisiana, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a songwriter, singer and prodigiously talented guitarist. Working with some of the greatest names in the blues genre, Shepherd has enjoyed unprecedented success within blues circles for an artist so young.
  5. Kenny Chesney – Finding a country music fan that isn’t familiar with Kenny Chesney would be a difficult feat, indeed. Soaring to a hugely popular level with his country-boy-meets-Jimmy-Buffett beach bum hit singles, Chesney routinely sells out arenas and releases chart-topping albums.
  6. Kenneth Nixon – The lead singer and co-writer for underground favorites Framing Hanley, Kenneth Nixon’s indie style makes him a heartthrob frontman with serious musical chops.
  7. Ken Ring – A pioneer in the genre of Swedish rap, Ken Ring was born in Kenya, raised in Sweden and is an astoundingly prolific artist. Scads of albums, singles and independent mixtapes are accredited to this Swedish star.
  8. Kenneth Cope – Composing and performing religious music for members of the Latter Day Saints church, Kenneth Cope is a popular musician in LDS and Spiritual music circles.
  9. Kenneth “K.K.” Downing – The guitarist and back-up singer for the iconic heavy metal outfit Judas Priest, K.K. Downing also had a hand in writing many of the bands chart-topping, seminal-to-the-genre hits.
  10. Kenneth McKellar – A popular Scottish tenor trained at the Royal College of Music, Kenneth McKellar began his career as an opera singer. Eventually, he followed his interest in traditional Scottish songs and enjoyed reasonable popularity in the United Kingdom until his death in 2010.
  11. William “Big Kenny” Alphin – One half of the rambunctious country duo Big & Rich, Big Kenny Alphin is a singer and songwriter behind hits like “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,” and “Holy Water.” He’s also a figurehead of the Muzik Mafia movement, which aims to gain exposure for talented and unsigned Nashville musicians of any genre.
  12. Kenny Lattimore – The popular R&B singer behind hits like “For You” and “Never Too Busy,” Kenny Lattimore was also a member of the group Maniquin. He’s married to songstress Chante Moore; the two have one son together.
  13. Kenny Loggins – Originally one half of Loggins and Messina, Kenny Loggins may be more easily recognizable as the voice behind “Footloose” from the movie of the same name, and hit tracks from the Top Gun soundtrack “Danger Zone” and “Playing With the Boys.”
  14. Kenny Thomas – A soul singer from Islington, London, Kenny Thomas was nominated for two BRIT Awards, released two chart-topping albums and enjoyed a stint on ITV’s Hit Me Baby One More Time singing contest.
  15. Kenny Washington – A New Orleans native, Kenny Washington is an accomplished vocalist. Though he began his career as a gospel singer, he eventually found his niche as a jazz and blues vocalist.
 The author of this article is Kenny Myers. For more information, visit his site at  http://www.kenneymyers.com

 Thank you Tinzley Margolin, member of the marketing team, for contacting me.
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Taylor Swift: Begin Again





I love the PianoGuys rendition of Taylor Swift's Begin Again!
Here's the chord chart to this popular song.


Intro- G


G                             
Took a deep breath in the mirror
He didn't like it when I wore high heels 
    Cadd9
But I do
G/B
Turn the lock and put my headphones on
He always said he didn't get this song
    Cadd9
But I do  
   
I do


 G


G
Walked in expecting you'd be late
But you got here early and you stand and wave
  Cadd9
I walk to you
G/B
You pull my chair out and help me in
And you don't now how nice that is
    Cadd9
But I do


Cadd9                                            Dsus4
 And you throw your head back laughin' like a, little kid
Em7                            
I think it's strange that you think I'm funny cause,
G
He never did
Cadd9
And I've been spending the last eight months
Dsus4
Thinkin' all love ever does is 
G      D/F#      Em7
Break, burn, and end
Cadd9                            Dsus4
But on a Wednesday in a cafe
            
I watched it begin again


 G


G
He said he never met one girl who
Had as many James Taylor records as you
    Cadd9
But I do
G/B
We tell stories and you dont know why
You're comin' off a little shy
    Cadd9
But I do

[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/t/taylor-swift/329058.html ]
Cadd9                                            Dsus4
 But you throw your head back laughin' like a, little kid
Em7                             
I think it's strange that you think I'm funny cause,
G
He never did
Cadd9
And I've been spending the last eight months
Dsus4
Thinkin' all love ever does is 
G      D/F#      Em7
Break, burn, and end
Cadd9                            Dsus4
But on a Wednesday in a cafe
I watched it begin again


G    


       Cadd9                         Dsus4
And we walk down the block to my car
And I almost brought him up
    Cadd9                           Dsus4
But you start to talk about the movies 
                         Cadd9
That your family watches, every single Christmas
           G/B
And I will talk about that
            Cadd9                    
And for the first time, what's past is past

(picking)

Cadd9                                              Dsus4
 Cause you throw your head back laughin' like a, little kid
Em7                            
I think it's strange that you think I'm funny cause,
G
He never did
Cadd9
And I've been spending the last eight months
Dsus4
Thinkin' all love ever does is 
G      D/F#      Em7
Break, burn, and end
Cadd9                            Dsus4
But on a Wednesday in a cafe
                        G D/F# Em7 
I watched it begin again


Cadd9                           D
But on a Wednesday in a cafe
I watched it begin again


Free Piano Quick Riff Download:
Begin Again 
 
 




Interested in learning other Taylor Swift songs? Visit these posts, if you like:

Fifteen

Our Song

Teardrops On My Guitar

Love Story

My piano students really enjoy playing Taylor's music. Have a favorite?

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Lionel Richie: Love Will Conquer All

Cover of "Dancing on Ceiling"


I'm a huge fan of Lionel Richie and yes, I happen to have his book from Hal Leonard in my music library. Lionel Richie Anthology (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook)

There's many arrangements that I love, so it's difficult to choose a favorite. Maybe someday we'll do a marathon post of his top hits. Are you familiar with the song, Love Will Conquer All?

"Love Will Conquer All" is a track from Lionel Richie's 1986 album "Dancing on the Ceiling". The song was written by Richie along with Greg Phillinganes and Cynthia Weil.

Oh, and awhile back I listed the chords to another cool song of Lionel's that I like, Jesus Is Love



Here's the chord chart I found online and then I'll do a chord breakdown for you. I believe the song is played in the Key of F.

Fsus2        Gm7     C7      Fsus2      A7sus4    A7    Dmaj7
             oooo    ooo     oooooo      whoa     whoa   whoa


Gm7     C7      Fmaj7     Dm7    A7sus4  A7    Dmaj7
oooo    ooo     oooooo    oooo   whoa    whoa  whoa


(Drums begin).....fade in synth on Fsus2

Gm7  C7  Fsus2
Here we  are

A7sus4   A7     Dmaj7   D6
Out here me and you

F#+5/Ab  Gm7         C7          Fmaj7  Dm7
            Reaching out to each o-o-o  ther

   A7sus4   A7     Dmaj7
Is all that we can do

D7+5    Gm7  C7 Fmaj7
        Here we stand

A7sus4  A7     Dmaj7  D6
Trying  not to fall

F#+5/Ab  Gm7         C7      Fmaj7    Dm7
          There's no need to wo-o-o-r ry

A7sus4    A7      Dmaj7
Love will conquer all

       Dm7          Gm7
Do you really wanna know

C11      C7             Fmaj9
Just how long love will last

Am7-5      D7           C7sus4/G
All of the bad times, is past

C11        C7          Fmaj9     Am7  D7-9
How can we make things right

          Gm9  Bbmaj7/C        Am7    Am7-5
(ooh) And why, why is the world so un kind

    D7-9      D7            Gm7
We surely can find peace of mind

      C11  C7      F       F  C/F
If we only see the light

Am7        D7+5
    Can we see that

Gm7  C7 Fmaj7
here we are


A7sus4   A7     Dmaj7   D6
Out here me and you

F#+5/Ab  Gm7          C7          Fmaj7   Dm7
             reaching out to each o-o-o-  ther

   A7sus4   A7     Dmaj7    Dm7
Is all that we can do

Gm7  C7 Fmaj7
Here we stand

A7sus4  A7     Dmaj7  D6
Trying  not to fall

F#+5/Ab  Gm7         C7      Fmaj7    Dm7
          There's no need to wo-o-o-r ry

A7sus4    A7      Dmaj7
Love will conquer all

        Dm7       Gm7
Can somebody tell me why

C11         C7       Fmaj7
Why do our dreams go wrong

Am7-5        D7     Gm7
Why can't we all belong

C11                 Fmaj9
(ooh) where we do we start

Am7          A+5/B Gm9
Oh, and tell me    when

C11          C7   Am7-5
When will we ever learn

                D7          Gm7
There's nowhere else we can turn

    C11      C7     F       F   C/F
The truth is in our heart

Am7           Dm7
Here we are together


Gm7     C7      Fmaj7       A7sus4    A7    Dmaj7   D6
oooo    ooo     oooooo      whoa     whoa   whoa


F#7+5/Ab  Gm7     C7      Fmaj7     Dm7    A7sus4  A7    Dmaj7   Dm7
(baby)    oooo    ooo     oooooo    oooo   whoa    whoa  whoa


Gm7     C7      Fmaj7       A7sus4    A7    Dmaj7   D6
oooo    ooo     oooooo       ohh      ohhh   ohh




F#7+5/Ab  Gm7     C7      Fmaj7     Dm7    A7sus4  A7    Dmaj7
          oooo    ooo     oooooo    oooo   whoa    whoa  whoa


                      Bb            C/Bb      Bb      C/Bb
                      Sometimes the road gets hard to travel
bass notes  G Ab A Bb

Gm7               Am7                Dm7
    Sometimes the pain's too much to bare

Bb             C               Am7
Sometimes when life seems to unravel

            Gm7 Gm9          Am7
That's the time,      oh I'm saying

   Dm7           Am7  Bbmaj7     Am7
We gonna make it any  wa-a-a-ay

       Dm7 D7+5
Can we see that

Gm7  C7  Fmaj7
Here we  are

A7sus4   A7     Dmaj7  D6
Out here me and you

F#+5/Ab  Gm7         C7          Fmaj7  Dm7
            Reaching out to each o-o-o  ther

   A7sus4   A7     Dmaj7   Dm7
Is all that we can do

F#+5/Ab Gm7  C7 Fmaj7
        Here we stand

A7sus4  A7     Dmaj7  D6
Trying  not to fall

F#+5/Ab  Gm7         C7      Fmaj7    Dm7
          There's no need to wo-o-o-r ry

A7sus4    A7      Dmaj7   Dm7  D7+5
Love will conquer all

You'll want to play this piece with a moderate tempo, 4/4 time signature.

G/FBbD   Here

C/EGBbC  we

F/CFA   are,

E/DA   out here,

A/C#G  me and

D/F#C#

D6, Ab7+5, Gm7

G/FBbD  Reaching

C/GCE    out to

C/ADF    each

F/GCE    oth-

Bb/FAD  er is

E/DA     all that

A/C#G   we can

D/ADF#   do.

Am7add4, Ab7-5

G/FBbD    Here

C/EGBbC   we

F/ACFG    stand

E/DA      tryin'

A/C#A   not to

D/F#C#  fall.

D6, Ab7+5

G/FBbD  There's no

C/GCE   need to

F/GCE  wor-

 Bb/FAD  ry.

E/DA  Love will

A/C#G  conquer * last time to coda

D/AF#   all. Do you really want to

G/DFBbD  know

C/FBbD  just how long

C/FBbDE  love will

F/EAC   last?  Will

A/EbGC  all of the

D/CF#D   bad times

G/BbDF   pass?

G/BbDF   How can we

C/BbDF   make things

F/EAE     right?

DC/EGF  Ooh, and

G/FABbF  why,

C/FBbDF why is the

C/FBbDE  world, C/EGD so un-

A/EbGC  kind? We

D/GACEb  sure-ly can

D/F#CF  find peace of

G/FBbD  mind if we

G/DFBbC  only

C/BbDFG  see the

F/ACG   light.* repeat to beginning

Coda

E/DA  ooh,

A/C#G  ooh,

D/DF#

If you're wondering what keys to play in the chords, Am7add4 or Ab7-5 play:

A/GCD, then Ab/GbCD

Love Will Conquer All

I miss the classic sounds of the 80s. How about you?

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How To Play Blessing, Honour and Glory



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 Beautiful sunrise photo from our view that I just happened to see one morning. The picture of hope with radiant sunbeams reminded me a song produced in 1992 with words and music by Geoff Bullock, called Blessing, Honour and Glory.  I have such wonderful memories playing the song and singing it on the worship team. I wondered if you're familiar with it. Here I am playing it on my Yamaha Motif ES8.



Blessing, Honour And Glory
Geoff Bullock & David Reidy
http://www.higherpraise.com 
 
 CHORUS:
D         A2/C#    D       G/B  A/C#
Blessing, honour, glory to the Lamb;
D    G/B  A2/C#     D2/F#   G            Asus  D/F#
Holy,     righteous,       worthy is the Lamb.
(Repeat)


VERSE:
G                 Bm7      A
Death could not hold Him down
    F#m7 D/F# G  Bm7 Asus  D2/F#
For He   is   ri  -  sen,
 G       Bm7        A
Seated upon the throne!
   F#m7 D/F#  G  Em7   Asus  A
He is   the   Lamb of God.


ENDING:
D         A2/C#    D       G/B  A/C#
Blessing, honour, glory to the Lamb;
D    G/B  A2/C#     D2/F#   G             A   D/F#  G   D
Holy,     righteous,       worthy is the Lamb of   God.


Piano Chord Breakdown that I'm playing:

Key of D (4/4 time signature)

L.H. / R.H.

DA/DF#

C#A/BE

DA/DF#

C#A/EA

DA/DF#

C#A/BE

F#D/AE

GD/ABD

AE/ADE

C#A/EA

DA/ DF# *

BG/DA

C#A/EA

DA/F#A

BG/DG

C#A/EA

DA/EF#A

BG/DGA

F#D/EA

GD/DGA

A/ADE

F#/AD

G/ABD

B/ABD

A/AC#E

F#/ADE

G/ABD

B/ABDF#

A/ADA

F#/ADE

G/GAD

B/ABDF#

A/AC#E

F#/ADE

GD/DGB

EB/DF#A (2nd time go to coda)

A/DEA *

GD/ABD

AE/AC#E

F#D/AE

GD/BD

DA/F#AD

Blessing, Honour, And Glory/I See The Lord

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I hope you enjoy this easy going song.

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How To Play Midnight Cowboy

1st edition (publ. Simon & Schuster)
1st edition (publ. Simon & Schuster) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 In 1969, the song Midnight Cowboy from the United Artists Motion Picture, "Midnight Cowboy" was released. The music, by John Barry and of course the screenplay is from the novel. Funny thing for me, is that I remember the music more than the show. How about you? Where were you when this was happening?

Wikipedia says,

Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight, in his film debut, in the title role alongside Dustin Hoffman. Notable smaller roles are filled by Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Salt and Barnard Hughes; M. Emmet Walsh is an uncredited, pre-fame extra.
The film won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. To date, it is the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture.


Here I am playing this particular movie song with a moderate beat, in a 4/4 time signature. My arrangement is in the Key of C but you'll hear tons of altered chords throughout the song. If you play the guitar, you'll want to visit the chart, Faith No More, Angel Dust

So, the challenging part is that I couldn't find a printed chord chart to this song online. I hope you can follow along with me, plus watch the video to see what I am playing. Basically the song is:

Intro:

C
Bb
C
Bb

Bb/DBb

C/ED

Bb/DBb

C/EG *

Bb/DG

Ab/EbC

Db/FC

G/FB

C/EG

Bb/DG

Ab/EbC

Db/FC

G/FD

C/GE

Bb/DC

Ab/CEb

Db/FC

G/FB (last time to Coda)

D/EG

Bb/DG

D/EG

Bb/DG

D/EG

Bb/DG* (repeat back to *)

Coda

C/ED

Bb/DBb

C/ED

Bb/DBb

C/EG

Hope this helps. Have fun with it.

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