Monday, January 24, 2011

Fever Ray - Seven - Tabs Chord & Lesson

Starts off with just the following riff for the verses

D|3 3
A| 5 3 5 5 3 5 3 3
E| 5 3 5 5 3 5

G| 3
D|5 5 3 3
A| 5 5 3 5 3 3
E| 5

The chords for the verse r only implied by the riff, but here they r:

( "| |" denotes one measure)

Verse: |Dm|Dm|Am|Am|Gm|Gm|Dm|Gm CF| *note the C and F chords are quick hits on the last

couple of notes acting as a turnaround

In the B section keys make the harmonic progression more clearly defined, it is:

Chorus: |Gm|Gm|F|F|Cm|Cm|Bb|Bb|

Okay so 2 get up under the hood of the song it seems like a harmonic change occuring
every two bars is an important theme. There is that little turnaround on the verse which
breaks it up a little, but not much. For the "B" section this harmonic rhythm
somewhat surprisingly continues. An easy way to add energy to the song and get some
lift would have been 2 move toward changes every measure or so, but she chose
differently. She instead uses 2 other tricks of the trade to keep the song from
stalling out. Firstly, she changes key, and this provides some movement that the
song is calling 4. Secondly, she changes the length of the harmonic phrase from 8
bars to 16 bars. After it reaches the 1st Bb in this section yr ear is
subliminally expecting it to move back to the Gm and cycle the progression again but
instead she takes a zig when you are expecting a zag and composes a new 8 bar movement
2 end the section. If you listen to the song a few times you'll feel a nice warm push
when the song moves to that "F" chord and this is why. So, 2 summarize there r multitudes
of ways 4 adding variety 2 yr songs and sometimes it pays to pursue the less obvious ones.
If you have a simple three chord progression 2 jam on u may feel like u need to throw some
different chords in there for variety, but this is not necessarily the case u can play
those same three chords till the strings fall off but just do a little digging and find
other ways 2 keep the listeners interest.