Got To Be Real chords by Cheryl Lynn


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Got To Be Real | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| (A C D F, A C D F) | (A C D F) D7#9 |
||: Ebmaj9 D7#5b9 D(#5) Gm7 | Gm7 F/G Gm7 F6 :||

Chorus 1

||: Ebmaj9 D7#5b9 D(#5) Gm7 | Gm7 F/G Gm7 F6 :||
What you find, ah.
What you feel, now.
What you know, ah.
To be real!

Chorus 2

||: Ebmaj9 D7#5b9 D(#5) Gm7 | Gm7 F/G Gm7 F6 :||
What you find, ah (I think I love you, baby).
What you feel, now (I feel I need you, baby).
What you know, ah. (Oh, oh ah) to be real.

Verse 1

| Cm7 | Cm7 | Cm7b5 | Cm7b5 |
Ooh, your love’s for real, now.
| Dm7 Bb/D | Ebmaj7 |
You know that your love is my love, my love is your love.
| Eb/F | D(#5) |
Our love is here to stay.

Chorus 3

||: Ebmaj9 D7#5b9 D(#5) Gm7 | Gm7 F/G Gm7 F6 :||
What you find, ah (I think I love you, baby).
What you feel, now (I feel I need you, baby).
What you know, ah. (Oh, oh, ah) to be real.

Verse 2

| Cm7 | Cm7 | Cm7b5 | Cm7b5 |
Ooh, your love’s for real, now.
| Dm7 Bb/D | Ebmaj7 |
You know that your love is my love, and my love is your love.
| Eb/F | D(#5) | N.C |
Our love is here to stay, yeah, yeah, hey, ho!

Chorus 4 (Key change)

||: Fmaj9 E7#5b9 E(#5) Am7 | Am7 G/A Am7 G6 :||
What you find, ah (I think I love you, baby).
What you feel, now (I feel I need you).
What you know, ah. (Oh, oh, ah) to be real.

Chorus 5

||: Fmaj9 E7#5b9 E(#5) Am7 | Am7 G/A Am7 G6 :||
What you find, ah (I think I love you).
What you feel, now (I feel I need you).
What you know, ah (ah, yeah).
To be real (it’s got to be real).
To be real (it’s got to be real).
To be real. My my, no, no.

Outro

||: Fmaj9 E7#5b9 E(#5) Am7 | Am7 G/A Am7 G6 :||
||: Soon, soon, soon. I got to have it, baby :|| x4
||: Well, I got to have it, baby. Well, I got to have it, baby. :|| x4

||: Fmaj9 E7#5b9 E(#5) Am7 | Am7 G/A Am7 G6 :||
What you find, ah (Oh, ah, ah, what you feel, now).
What you feel, now (Oh, ah, what you know, now, ha).
What you know, ah (I tell you what).
To be real (ah, yeah, oh).

||: Fmaj9 E7#5b9 E(#5) Am7 | Am7 G/A Am7 G6 :||
||: To be real (It’s got to be real, It’s got to be real) :|| x4
To be real (ah, real, real, real real)
To be real (real, real, real, real)

End

| (E G A C, E G A C) | (A C D F) A7#9 |



Got To Be Real Chords: Learn the progressions!


Got To Be Real + TAB T

From powerhouse Cheryl Lynn, we have Got To Be Real, not just an incredible vocal performance, but also a very catchy tune.

If you have a singer in your band who can pull this off, it sits perfectly amongst other Disco classics such as Somebody Else’s Guy and Best Of My Love.

The chords present a very common challenge facing guitar players that we can all learn a lot from. These are what I like to call “keyboard chords”, massive extensions that we as guitar players must find a part from, not try to play the full chord.

When working out a tune like this, I start with finding the full chords, with all extensions, I don’t worry about my part at this point.

Here are the chorus chords for Got To Be Real:

||: Ebmaj9 D7#5b9 D(#5) Gm7 | Gm7 F/G Gm7 F6 :||

The challenge is now to find a part, using some of the intervals in these chords.

It is easy to believe you must pick the most important intervals that define each chord but this is not true. Doing this would be to put theory before music.

You must remember that there is a keyboard player on the gig who will play the full chord, your job is to find a musical part that uses whatever intervals from the chords that can create a cool-sounding guitar part.

Members get 8 pieces of TAB and an analysis of what I would pick. Start here, adopt this way of thinking and you could easily modify my part and more importantly, use this way of thinking for any tune in this style.

We then apply the same concept to the verse and since there are only two chord progressions in Got To Be Real, that’s pretty much all there is to it.

The intro and outro can’t be compromised, it has to be played with the correct rhythm and notes whereas the chorus and verse can be more experimental.

The key change after the second verse is up a tone and stays with this loop until the end:

||: Fmaj9 E7#5b9 E(#5) Am7 | Am7 G/A Am7 G6 :||

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Got To Be Real – Guitar lesson with TAB.

Become a member today and get unlimited access to all step-by-step guitar coursesTAB for the songbook, the Self-Eliminating Practice Routine, and the eBook Spytunes Method.

Got To Be Real was written by a member of Toto!

The late ’70s and early ’80s were an incredible time for the band members of Los Angeles-based Toto.

Not only did they release their own albums that did well thanks to tunes like Africa, Rosanna, and Hold The Line. They also worked with Michael Jackson and singers such as Cheryl Lynn.

In the case of Got To Be Real, it was the keyboard player from the band, David Paich who stepped up alongside another famous David, Foster (among other things he produced Whitney Houston‘s version of I Will Always Love You).

Together with Cheryl, they produced one of the best debut Disco singles ever.



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