Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Chords and strumming

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Robin Hood chords

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About Robin Hood

‘Robin Hood’ is a B-side that has become a fan favorite by British Indie band ‘Ocean Colour Scene’. The song uses a descending chord progression with only a few extensions and variations.

To get the TAB for what happens in the video and learn how to arrange a song like this, take the beginner course.

Over four lessons, I’ll take you through how to play each section, eventually creating a 2nd guitar part that you can use to play along with me and the singer.

In this video lesson, you’ll see how to play the entire song on just one acoustic guitar.


Chord progression

Verse.

| G D/F# | Em D | C | Dsus4 D |

Chorus

| G D | C D |

| G | D/F# | Em | A | C | Dsus4 | C | D |

| G D/F# | Em A | A |

Outro

| C | D | x2

| G D/F# | Em A |6/4 A |

| G D/F# | Em D | C | Dsus4 D Dsus4 | G |


Understanding chord extensions and variations

A few chords have been extended. First, the D/F# is a D chord with the 3rd of the chord (the F#) in the bass.

As the progression moves from GDEm, it makes sense to add the F# to the D as this creates a descending bass line of GF#E.

Next, we find the Dsus4. Sus4 means suspended 4th. To create this chord, replace the 3rd (an F#) with the 4th (a G).

One chord in the song is a variation, it’s the A (chord IIx) which should have been an Am (chord II). This A appears in the chorus and outro.

You’ll get an in-depth lesson on the chord progression, strumming pattern and how to build a second guitar part for ‘Robin Hood’ when you take the beginner course.


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