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Mad World – Verse
Today we start working on a new song in Mad World by Tears For Fears. The arrangement this is based on is actually Gary Jules 2003 Xmas #1, piano-only version.
To learn the verse, use the TAB loop above.
In the first example, the bass note of the chord is only played on beat 1. The last A is not a chord, just a bass note.
In the 2nd example, the bass note appears again on beat 3. The final A uses two strings rather than just one.
In example 3, we tie the pattern over the middle of the bar. This syncs rhythmically with the vocal melody.
After playing all examples, blend them together in an improvised way.
Next time, we look into what to play over the chorus.
See you then!
Dan (your guitar guru)