Learn How To Play Robin Hood
Chords and Guitar Lessons
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In the course & Complete song
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, turn to the beginner course.
In the last video, you’ll see how you could to play the complete song on just one acoustic guitar.
| G D/F# | Em D | C | Dsus4 D |
| G D | C D |
| G | D/F# | Em | A | C | Dsus4 | C | D |
| G D/F# | Em A | A |
| 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 G – D – Em, it makes sense to add the F# to the D as this creates a descending bass line of G – F# – E.
We also find a Dsus4. Sus4 means suspended 4th. To create this chord, replace the 3rd (an F#) with the 4th (a G).
Robin Hood – Step 1
We touched on this as you played Redemption Song with the G/B, today we learn a D/F# as we play the verse from Robin Hood.
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Robin Hood – Step 2
We also look at the outro.
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Robin Hood – Step 3
To make it easier to follow along, I’ve included a rhythm chart for you.
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Robin Hood – Step 4
You’ll get TAB and loops for everything to set you up for the final step.
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Robin Hood – Step 5
There’s a chart that you can keep an eye on as you strum and pick your way through it, in an improvised way.
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Go to Robin Hood Lyrics.
The album contained the band’s three biggest hits in The Riverboat Song, The Day We Caught The Train, and You’ve Got It Bad.
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Not only will learning songs help you with switching between chords and improve your rhythm playing. Songs also hold the key to how music works theoretically.
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Ain’t No Sunshine, The Drugs Don’t Work, One More Cup Of Coffee, Redemption Song, Rewind, Robin Hood, Talking About A Revolution, Time Of Your Life, and Wonderwall.
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Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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