How To Play Chord Melody Style?

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  1. bingefeller
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  2. patfarlow
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    Give us an example and and can all give you some suggested changes with reasons behind them. Could be fun.

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  3. bingefeller
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    OK, sure, It's a Katy Perry song called Teenage Dream.

    The chords are:

    |Bb / / / / | Bbsus2 / / / / :| x 4

    Ebmaj7 / / / / | Fsus4 / / / / :| - Repeated until the end of the song.

    The pre chorus chords are also Ebmaj7 - Fsus4. I play the Ebmaj7 as written and play a F7sus instead of Fsus4....

    I have been working on it a little - here's a rough sketch.

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    Instead of Bb I play Gm7 and I just follow the vocal melody when it gets to the Bsus2 and let the notes ring into each other.

    When it gets to Ebmaj7 I play it as written and then follow the vocal melody for the Fsus4. It sounds OK but I'd like to jazz it up a little. I'm working on a few other songs, but decided to work on this Katy Perry one today as it's farily easy.


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