Learn To Play Hero: Mariah Carey


Mariah Carey
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With excitement in the air as Halloween approaches, my grandson wants to dress up as a "Hero" for his costume. I asked him what he had in mind, since he is 5 years old... and he said, "A cop!" His response reminded me of a very popular song in 1993 sung by the beautiful and talented, Mariah Carey. (Hero)

It's a moderately slow song in the Key of D with 4/4 time.
The words and music are by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey.


  • HERO Chord Chart
Intro: Dadd9 Bm G D/F# Em7 G/A D C There’s a hero If you look inside your heart Bm A7 You don’t have to be afraid Of what you are D C There’s an answer If you look into your soul Bb A7sus4 A And the sorrow that you know will melt away [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/m/mariah-carey/303030.html ] Chorus:
Dadd9               Bm7
Then a hero comes along
                           G
With the strength to carry on
                  D/F#     Em      
And you cast your fears aside
         G/A               D
And you know you can’t survive
            D                 Bm
So when you feel like hope is gone
                        G
Look inside you and be strong
                  D/F#    Em7
And you’d finally see the truth
         A7           D   Bm   G  A
That the hero lies in you


        D                    C
It’s a long road   When you face the world alone
         Bm                              A7
No one reaches out a hand    For you to hold
          D                  C
You can find love    If you search within yourself
         Bb                            A7sus4 A
And the emptiness you felt    Will disappear

*Modulate to Key of F

Bridge:
Bb    F/A      F         C
Lord knows, dreams are hard to follow
Bb              F     C
But don’t let anyone tear them away
Bb   F/A F         C        Bb
Hold on there will be tomorrow
Bb   F/A              G/A
In time will find our way

Chorus:


Dadd9               Bm7
Then a hero comes along
                           G
With the strength to carry on
                  D/F#     Em      
And you cast your fears aside
         G/A               D
And you know you can’t survive
            D                 Bm
So when you feel like hope is gone
                        G
Look inside you and be strong
                  D/F#    Em7
And you’d finally see the truth
         A7           G D/F# Em7
That the hero lies in you
         A7           D
That the hero lies in you.
I know you folks know these chords. Here's an idea of what
is on the song sheet.

L.H./R.H.

D = DAD/AE

C = CC/GE

Bm = BB/BE

A7 = A/GB

A7sus4 = AG/DE

A = A/AC#E

Dadd9 = DAD/DEF#A

Bm7 = BF#A/BD

G = GDG/BD

D/F# = F#/AC#

Em = EBE/GB

G/A A/GBDA

Em7 = EBE/BD

Bb = BbBb/FD

A7 = AG/AF#

D = DAD/F#AD

Some musicians are in a process of learning how to modulate. There's a music resource that can help you with that. Visit, Instant Transposer Software. If you enjoy singing like Mariah and you want to discover some more training tips, see the series on the Vocal Mastery System

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All the best,





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