Learn How To Play Rewind
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In the course & Complete song
Rewind is a single from Paolo Nutini‘s first album These Streets. The simple chord progression hides a few extensions and variations, adding color and tension.
Arranged for just one guitar, it is perhaps the strumming pattern, with its many upstrokes that are the most difficult to learn.
In the last video in the playlist above, you’ll see how to play the entire song, including all chords on just one acoustic guitar.
In the course, you’ll first learn this before moving on to building a 2nd guitar part. When you play this with me and the singer, we’ll sound like a band.
Here are the chords for the intro/verse. I play this with a capo oin fret 2. The original is without a capo.
| C Csus2 | C Csus2 | F Fsus2 | F Fsus2 |
The pre-chorus use a chord from outside the key, the E should have been an Em.
| E | Dm |
The chorus/outro sections use the standard I – V – VI – IV progression, same as I’m Yours and another hundred (at least) hits.
| C | G | Am | F | x2
The m8 is a variation on the bridge progression, a classic VI chord with a falling bass line progression.
| Dm | E | Am Am/G | Am/F Am/E |
| Dm | E | G | G |
Sus2, IIIX & Slash Chords
A few extensions, variations, and slash chords are to be found in Rewind, let’s go over them one by one.
- Csus2 – This is a C chord with a sus2, the 2th (a D) is and open D string two, there is no 3rd in this chord
- Fsus2 – This is an F chord with a sus2, the 2th (a D) is and open D string two, there is no 3rd in this chord
- E – This is a variation, a IIIx chord. In the key of C, this should have been an Em
- Am/G – This is an Am chord, with the note G in the bass. G is not part of an Am
- Am/F – This is an Am chord, with the note F in the bass. F is not part of an Am
- Am/E – This is an Am chord, with the note E in the bass. E is the 5th of an Am
Rewind – Step 1
In this step, we focus on the chords and the progression. Just like in One More Cup Of Coffee, chord III has become IIIx.
Go to Rewind – Step 1.
Rewind – Step 2
If you practice all these, playing the entire song will become easy.
Go to Rewind – Step 2.
Rewind – Step 3
To help you along there’s a chart and a video of the complete song to play along with.
Go to Rewind – Step 3.
Rewind – Step 4
When you play this along to the video with me and the singer(s), we’ll sound like a band.
Go to Rewind – Step 4.
Rewind – Step 5
After trying each section to the loops, play along with me and the singer(s) again.
Go to Rewind – Step 5.
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The reaction from the crowd to Paolo’s naturally stunning voice caught the attention of his (soon to be) manager who happened to be in the crowd.
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