Damien left his band, fled to Italy, wrote O
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Originally Rice was a member of Juniper, but on the evening of recording their first full album Rice changed his mind and left the band.
Rice moved to Italy to start afresh writing songs and busking his way around Europe.
Back in Ireland, Damien got in touch with David Arnold and together they recorded the album O in ’02. This launched Damien Rice to the world and had the hit Cannonball on it.
Since the release of O, Damien Rice has toured the world and shared stages with legends and peers.
Cannonball – Step 1 (Free Preview)
We do this using a capo on fret 6, as well as on fret 1. This means that you have to think first in Em, then in Am.
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Cannonball – Step 2
Again, we practice with the capo on both fret 6 and 1.
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Cannonball – Step 3
We also learn the end in both “keys”, which is super simple.
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Cannonball – Step 4
In this step, we have the capo on fret 6, this means that you must think as if in the key of Em.
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Cannonball – Step 5
We play it with the singer again. Is this easier or harder? It definitely hurts more!
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Cannonball – Step 6
There are TAB loops, but before you can practice along with them, do this slowly and make sure you fully understand the concept.
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Cannonball – Step 7
When you can do it along to the individual TAB loops, play the complete song, first with the singer, then without.
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Cannonball – Step 8
The outro takes the vocal melody and expands on it by adding some fills.
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Chords and Guitar Lessons
My one guitar arrangement is a combination of these parts. You will need a capo to get it in the right key.
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Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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