Verse & Chorus
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One More Cup of Coffee – Verse and chorus
Today we start working on a new song by Bob Dylan in One More Cup Of Coffee.
Only four chords are used in this song. Instead of feeling at home with chord I, we find our home in chord VI as this song is “in minor”.
The chord progression for One More Cup Of Coffee is simple, only four chords to worry about. We got Am, G, F and E for the verse.
In roman numerals, this is VI – V – IV – IIIx. The E should have been an Em if we stuck to chords within the key.
For the chorus, the chords move between F and E.
Here’s the first strumming pattern, played at 132 BPM.
Half the tempo to get the right feel for the song. Now you have to read at 16th note pace. Play this rhythm over the first three verse chords: Am, G and F.
For the E, this rhythm is used. Only the first two beats have changed.
Here’s the repeated chorus rhythm, play this over F and E.
And finally, here’s the last bar of the chorus.
When got your head around the variouys rhythms used, move on to study the very intriocate TAB poof trhe verse.
There is a TAB loop available, use it for best results.
As you can see, the strums are varied between all, top and middle strings, with the occasional lonely bass note.
The G chord kind of arrives early, there are open strings used when going from F to E and only the top two last strings are played when we go from E to Am.
All these changes are mainly down to making it easier to move from one chord to another.
Here’s the chorus, it too has a TAB loop for best practice.
In contrary to the simpler rhythms above, we now rest during the last 16th note, rather than play a muted strum or add some open strings.
Practice using the two TAB loops until your in sync.
Next time, we (yet again) develop the chromatic exercise.
See you then!
Dan (your guitar guru)