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Mandolin Rain Intro: LadyDpiano

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Awhile back I wrote a post on the chords to Mandolin Rain by Bruce and John Hornsby. Mencho Calloway has asked for the intro chords. So, here goes and thank you for asking, Mencho!

Mandolin Rain

Key: G
Time: 4/4
Moderately Slow

Intro

G / Am7, G / Em7, D, G / 

Am7, G / Cadd9, G /

Am7, G / Em7, D, G / 

Am7, G / Cadd9, G, D /

Chord Breakdown

G/DGBD = G

A/ACEA = Am7

E/EGBE = Em7

D/DF#AD = D

C/DEAG = Cadd9

First Measure:

G/DGBD, G/EGBE, GBDG

Second Measure:

A/ACEA, GCEG, GBDG, EGBE, DGBD

Third Measure:

E/EGBE, DGBD, EGBE
D/DF#AD
G/EGC, DGB, EGC, DGB

Fourth Measure

A/EGC, DGB, CDG
G/BDG, DG, EA, B/DGB, EA, DG

Fifth Measure

C/EGBE, DGBD
D/EGBE, D/DF#AD
G/EBE, DGBD
D/DGBD, EGBE, GBDG

Sixth Measure

A/ACEA, GCEGB
G/GBDG, G/BDGB, ADA, GBDG, F#DF#

Seventh Measure

E/ EGBE, DGBD
D/EGBD, DF#AD
G/EBE, DGBD

Eighth Measure

A/EACE, DGBD
G/DGBD, EGCE, DGBD, EGCE
D/GBD, AD,GD

Ninth Measure

C/AD, ED, GD
G/DGBD
D/DF#AD

Another favorite Bruce Hornsby song of mine, That's Just The Way It Is, has the chord progression to the song as well.

If you're looking for a resource that will make your fingers fly faster with more practice time, visit Hanon1 Finger Exercises.

All the best,







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