Sunshine Of Your Love Chords

Sunshine Of Your Love chords lesson

Learn how to play Sunshine Of Your Love on one acoustic guitar!

Spy Tunes version of Sunshine Of Your Love is a combination of Creams original and Spanky Wilson’s cover.

Using the main riff as a starting point over this blues the I chord has sometimes been coloured with a 7#9 extension.

Spanky’s version use this and since it is Jimi Hendrix signature chord and Jack Bruce wrote this tune on the back of an early Hendrix gig in London we thought we’d keep that in.

Can you see how the riff use the Blues Scale (a minor pentatonic, added b5)?

Variations on a 12 Bar

Sunshine Of Your Love is a great example of a tune that can be jammed with anyone.

Rather than the traditional “V to IV” movement of your average 12 Bar Blues, ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ stay on the V chord much longer before it returns to chord I.

To build the tension over this V chord, in the “one guitar arrangement” I move up through different shapes of the chord.

To keep the arrangement interesting the shapes are varied slightly every time the chord appears.

This type of approach is likely to keep a song alive, even if you gig it on a weekly basis.

In the Guitar Course

As with all songs you’ll get complete TAB for everything that happens in the video.

But we don’t stop there, you’ll also learn how to improvise over ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ when you take the Advanced Guitar Course.

Using the blues scale as well as Mixolydian I’ll show you how a blues/rock solo can be constructed using scales.

Don’t just learn the tune, learn from the tune!