Learn How To Play Robin Hood
Chords and Guitar Lessons
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Complete song – Acoustic guitar and vocals
To get the TAB for what happens in the video and learn how to arrange a song like this, turn to the beginner course.
Here you’ll first learn Robin Hood as I play it, we then invent a 2nd guitar part so we can play it together with the singer.
| 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.
We also find a Dsus4. Sus4 means suspended 4th. To create this chord, replace the 3rd (an F#) with the 4th (a G).
Strumming at different paces
Being able to read rhythms is an essential skill. Ensure you fully understand everything in this step.
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Robin Hood – Step 1 (Free Preview)
We touched on this as you played Redemption Song with the G/B, today we learn a D/F# as we play the verse from Robin Hood.
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Chromatic Exercise 3
This means that the weight of the downbeat will start to correspond with different fingers.
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Robin Hood – Step 2
We also look at the outro.
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Combine Three Chromatic Exercises
Practice all exercises as the TAB describe before you start combining them in an improvised way.
Robin Hood – Step 3
To make it easier to follow along, I’ve included a rhythm chart for you.
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Robin Hood – Step 4
You’ll get TAB and loops for everything to set you up for the final step.
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Robin Hood – Step 5
There’s a chart that you can keep an eye on as you strum and pick your way through it, in an improvised way.
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Ocean Colour Scene
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.
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Not only will learning songs help you with switching between chords and improve your rhythm playing. Songs also hold the key to how music works theoretically.
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Beginner Acoustic Songs
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What exercises should you practice to warm-up and improve your technique? How do you understand and change the key of a song?
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