Learn how to play I Can’t Stand The Rain on one Acoustic Guitar!
‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ is a single by Ann Peebles, the Queen of Memphis Soul label Hi Records.
Since the original release many artists have covered the song, including Tina Turner.
The Chords and Chord Progression are heavily influenced by the Blues. At first listen it might seem as if it just that, a simple Blues.
However, at closer inspection you’ll find that the Chords are actually a lot more adventurous than your average twelve bar.
I Can’t Stand the Chord Progression
The Intro is just a riff over an A7 chord. As the Verse start a standard A to A6 part is used and then repeated over the D, like this:
| A6 | A6 | D6 | A6 |
The Chorus get much more adventurous starting on a bVIIx (G) before we go back to A, up to a C (bIIIx) before we resolve with a II – V. Looks like this:
| G | G | A | A |
| C | C | Bm7 | E7 |
You get all the TAB for this and the remaining sections when you take the full course.
What else is in the course?
“When you take the full lesson for ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ in the Intermediate Guitar Course you’ll obviously learn the song in all its detail using full TAB, but what else do we do?
In this specific lesson we also study all Dom7 Chord shapes, we do it using the same rhythm as the song, climbing up through all shapes.
This means that you can find your own variations on the riff and where to play the Chord Progression, effectively setting you on a path to create your own arrangement.
The course doesn’t set out to just teach you the songs, it sets out to teach you how to write, arrange and improvise music.
The songs are merely the starting point.