Introduce a New Chord

Asynchronous Jam: Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”

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Ok, here’s a potential project / assignment / lark for those of you looking to experiment with a new chord and potentially a new way to collaborate musically across space and time. Allow me to introduce the Asynchronous Jam, and the Fleetwood Mac classic, “Dreams.”

The verses rely on the central groove of F – G, and the choruses are a similar tempo shifting between A minor and G. Here is a lyric and chord chart to the song if you would like to play along, record a new layer to the scratch track – lead guitar, vocals, or new arrangements of the cover.

To join the asynchronous jam, GarageBand users can download the Soundcloud file above and record new tracks of their own. (A lower-fi option is recording yourself playing/singing along with the track playing on speakers through a second device’s Voice Memo or Soundcloud/Audioboo ap.  Be sure to tag your work Asynchronous Jam.

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The chords i learned this week ~deven~

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Easy G
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D minor
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G normal
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C major
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E minor
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Lyrics and Chords

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Keith Urban-Days Go By
UltimateGuitar.com
Hope I can learn this 😦
D Em7
I’m changing lanes and talkin’ on the phone

D/F# Dm7
Drvin’ way too fast

D Em7
And the interstate’s jammed with gunners like me

D/F#
Afraid of coming in last

Em D/F#-G
But somewhere in the race we run
We’re coming undone

Chorus:
D
And days go by

Em7
I can feel em flying

Em7 G
Like a hand out the window in the wind

D
The cars go by

Em7
Yeah it’s all we’ve been given

D/F# G
So you better start livin right now

D Em7
Cause days go by

Em7
Out on the roof just the other night

D/F#
I watched the world flash by

Em7
Headlights,taillights running thought a river

D/F#
of neon signs

Em D/F#-G
But somewhere in the rush i felt
We’re losing ourselves

Chorus
D
Yeah the days go by

A G
We think about tomorrrow then it slips away, oh yes it does

A Em7 D/F# G
We talk about forever but we’ve only got today

D
And the days go by

Em7
I can feel em flying

D/F#
Like a hand out the window

G
As the cars go by

Em7
Yeah it’s all we’ve been given

D/F# G
So you better start livin’, you better start livin’

G
You better start livin’ right now

Chorus
D Em7 E/F# G

What i’ve been up to – Immy

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Hello! I recorded this in the hallway a couple of times, but it was always really awkward with some sort of interruption. So i did it at home. This week I added the A chord (and F, but i’m bad at switching fast enough) into the progression we’ve been doing and I also learned that little picking bit in Pumped up kicks, albeit it is out of key because i don’t have one of those things that holds down the frets…it’s on the to-buy list.

Here’s the picking:

Here’s strumming and working on switching semi-fast:

Introduce a New Chord: A minor

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From JamPlay.com
From JamPlay.com

While we haven’t learned A major yet, one of my favourite chords is Am, which you can see above.  Going well with G, F, and Cmajor, Am is an excellent compliment to so many of my favourite guitar songs.

A few of them:

I recorded an Audioboo of some easy A minor strumming to hopefully provide a backing track for the beginners out there. (I accent it a bit once the recording gets going by adding my pinky finger to the high E string, in the third fret.)