Chords and strumming
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Robin Hood chords and strumming
‘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.
| 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.
Next, we find the Dsus4. Sus4 means suspended 4th. To create this chord, replace the 3rd (an F#) with the 4th (a G).
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.
Robin Hood – Lyrics
For complete lyrics, go to Robin Hood lyrics.
Ocean Colour Scene – Biography
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’.
To find out more, go to Ocean Colour Scene biography.
Not only will learning songs help you with switching from one chord to another and improve your rhythm playing – they also hold the key to how music works theoretically.
To see all the lessons in the beginner course, go to the Beginner Guitar Course
What exercises should you practice to warm-up and improve your technique? How do you understand and change the key of a chord progression of a song?
A beginner need guidance more than anyone, check out these easy to follow video lessons as a preview of what awaits in the course: Beginner Guitar Lessons
‘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’.
To preview each song, go to Beginner Acoustic Songs
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