Learn How To Play You Can’t Hurry Love
Chords and Guitar Lessons
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Complete song – Electric guitar and live band
Change the chord shapes – Maintain the rhythm
The best thing You Can’t Hurry Love teaches you is how to maintain a repetitive rhythm as the chords change.
By playing the same rhythm for every chord, you create a meditative part which is really easy for the listener to absorb. Essential for songs that are going to be played on the radio for decades to come.
As you practice the song, ensure that all transitions between the bridges and choruses are played with authority.
When you can play the song in an improvised way, meaning, you change the chord shapes as you go along, still maintaining the set rhythm, you are on the right track to mastering the guitar.
The easiest and best way to achieve this is to play along with the TAB loops in the course, methodically working your way through the fretboard for every section of the song.
The chord progression is played in the key of Bb.
||: Bb :||
| Bb | Bb | Eb Bb | Bb |
| Dm Gm | Gm | Eb F | F |
| Dm | x4 | Gm | x4 | Eb | x4 |
| F | F | F7 | F7 |
You Can’t Hurry Love – Step 1
Sixteen years later, Phil Collins recorded it in a different key and again put it back at the #1 spot, this time in the U.K.
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You Can’t Hurry Love – Step 2 (Free Preview)
You could in this way keep changing it every time you play it.
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You Can’t Hurry Love – Step 3
It is actually the same as the chorus you learned last time, just played with a different rhythm.
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You Can’t Hurry Love – Step 4
We do this in preparation for playing the bridge in the next step.
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You Can’t Hurry Love – Step 5
This section ends with that F to F7 movement you practiced last time.
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You Can’t Hurry Love – Step 6
Following this, you will be well on your way to play the full song.
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You Can’t Hurry Love – Step 7
It gives you the freedom to play around with the chords and rhythms, rather than having one set part.
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You Can’t Hurry Love – Step 8
Use what you’ve learned in previous steps to construct a part that you feel works for this song. Or, why not just improvise!
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The Funk Brothers
The band played on pretty much everything Motown released until ’72 when they relocated to Los Angeles and the band found a note on the hit factory door.
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Holland Dozier Holland
Their hits are so many and their influence is so great it is a mystery how their names are not more widely known.
Lead by Diana Ross, they delivered number #1’s like Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, and You Keep Me Hangin’ On.
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These Motown/Soul songs require you to learn how to play fractions of barre chord shapes and build improvised licks using pentatonic scales.
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Be My Baby, Can I Get A Witness, Get Ready, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Jimmy Mack, Master Blaster (Jammin’), Money (That’s What I Want), My Guy, Rescue Me, Respect, Son Of A Preacher Man, Soul Man, and You Can’t Hurry Love.
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