Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Chords and finger style arrangement
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Dream A Little Dream Of Me chords and finger style arrangement
Spy Tunes’ one guitar arrangement is based on the Mama Cass version.
This is a relatively complex arrangement with many chords. To fully understand it you need complete TAB, this is available when you take the master course.
‘Dream a Little Dream Of Me’ is in the key of C during the verse but then modulates to the key of A for the chorus.
The verse progression is packed with strange slash chords and exotic extensions, it goes like this:
| C F#dim7 | Ab13 G | C C/B C/Bb |
| A7 | F | Fm | C Ab7 | G6 |
Before the chorus, you swap the last two bars for | C Ab7 G7 | C E |
The last E chord is a IIIx chord, rather than an Em which would have been a standard III chord.
The modification points more strongly towards what should have been Am.
The chorus, actually in the key of A major works great after the E chord. This is a very simple yet effective way to change key.
The progression is more straightforward, goes like this:
| A F#m | Bm7 E | x3
After playing the above three times you finish off with Ab7 and G7 in the same bar. This sets you up for the verse in the key of C again.
If you want all the TAB for how this is done in the video you need to take the master guitar course.
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Lyrics
For complete lyrics, go to Dream A Little Dream Of Me lyrics.
Doris Day – Biography
Among her most famed vocal performances are ‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’, ‘Que Sera, Sera’ and ‘Over The Rainbow’.
To find out more, go to Doris Day biography.
Mama Cass – Biography
During this short period of time, The Mamas And The Papas became world famous by getting eleven top 40 singles from five albums. In total, they sold over forty million copies worldwide.
To find out more, go to Mama Cass biography.
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‘Angel Eyes’, ‘Arthurs’s Theme (The Best That I Can Do)’, ‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’, ‘I Wish’, ‘Tenderness’, and ‘Why Don’t You Do Right?’.
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