You Can’t Hurry Love
Live Band Backing Track
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‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ in the course
How to play You Can’t Hurry Love
In the step by step course, I’ll first take you through how to play each section, all over the neck.
There are four lessons and seven videos as well as TAB, and loops to practice along to.
Step by step, you’ll learn not just how to play the song, but also map out the fretboard with barre chords and pentatonic scales.
After practicing all sections individually, I play the full song from beginning to end, in an improvised way and give you the TAB for it. This way you can see all the ideas and concepts applied.
The final stage is for you to play with the band.
The chord progression is played in the key of Bb.
||: Bb :||
| Bb | Bb | Eb Bb | Bb |
| Dm Gm | Gm | Eb F | F |
| Dm | x4 | Gm | x4 | Eb | x4 |
| F | F | F7 | F7 |
Change the chord shapes – Maintain the rhythm
The best thing ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ teaches you is to maintain a repetitive rhythm as the chords change.
By playing the same rhythm for every chord, you create a meditative part which is really easy for the listener to absorb. Essential for songs that are going to be played on the radio for decades to come.
As you practice the song, ensure that all transitions between the bridges and choruses are played with authority.
If you can play the song in an improvised way, meaning, you change the chord shapes as you go along, still maintaining the set rhythm, you are on your way to mastering the guitar fretboard.
The best way to achieve this is to play along with the live band backing track loops that you get in the course.