Master Blaster Lyrics

Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder

Lyrics and Guitar Lessons

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Master Blaster Lyrics

Everyone’s feeling pretty, it’s hotter than July
Though the world’s full of problems, they couldn’t touch us even if they tried
From the park I hear rhythms, Marley’s hot on the box
Tonight there will be a party, on the corner at the end of the block

Didn’t know you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
I bet nobody ever told you that you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
You would be jammin’ and jammin’ and jammin’, jam on

They want us to join their fighting, but our answer today
Is to let all our worries, like the breeze through our fingers slip away
Peace has come to Zimbabwe, third world’s right on the one
Now’s the time for celebration, ’cause we’ve only just begun

Didn’t know that you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
Bet you nobody ever told you that you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn

Bet you nobody ever told you that you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
I know nobody told you that you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
We’re jammin’, jammin’, jammin’, jam on

You ask me am I happy, well as matter of fact
I can say that I’m ecstatic, ’cause we all just made a pact
We’ve agreed to get together, joined as children in Jah
When you’re moving in the positive, your destination is the brightest star

You didn’t know that you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
I bet you nobody ever told you that you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
Oh, Oh, Oh… you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
Don’t you stop the music, oh no…
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
Na, na na… Nobody told you…
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
Oh, Oh, Oh, you, would be jammin’ until the break of dawn
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
I bet you if someone approached you yesterday to tell you that you would be jammin’ you would not believe it because you never thought that you would be jammin’
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, jammin’, ’til the break of dawn
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
Oh, Oh, You may as well believe what you are feeling because you feel your body jammin’
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
Oh, Oh, you would be jammin’ until the break of dawn, oh, woo-hoo
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)
Baby, baby…
(We’re in the middle of the makin’s of the master blaster jammin’)


GUitar Lessons


Master Blaster – Step 1

Today we start working on Master Blaster (Jammin’) by Stevie Wonder.

This is probably my favorite song to play as it literally encourages me to improvise, or as the title suggests, Jammin’.

Go to Master Blaster step 1.


Master Blaster – Step 2 (Free Preview)

What’s so interesting with the verse progression is that we can’t exactly define what the Roman Numerals are.

The chords are several things at the same time. It’s a master class in how to write a great chord progression if you like.

Go to Master Blaster step 2.


Master Blaster – Step 3

Today we play the chorus. This is a simpler progression than the verse, similar to what you played in I Heard It Through The Grapevine, although now in a different key.

When you can play all examples – start improvising.

Go to Master Blaster step 3.


Master Blaster – Step 4

In this step, we practice the Minor Pentatonic again, in sequences. This is a great test to see if you have learned the scale properly.

There are five examples to get through as there are five shapes of the Minor Pentatonic.

Go to Master Blaster step 4.


Master Blaster – Step 5

Today we learn those scary instrumental sections, in (almost) all areas of the neck.

Plenty of shapes to get through and as if that wasn’t enough, I want you to practice all by picking the notes as well as hammering-on and pulling-off.

Go to Master Blaster step 5.


Master Blaster – Step 6

In this lesson, I’ll show you a scale I made up and named Conspirian.

After you learned it in five positions I also give you six licks that’ll work when you improvise a solo over either Master Blaster’s verse or chorus progressions.

Go to Master Blaster step 6.


Master Blaster – Step 7

Today I’m gonna play this song from beginning to end, in an improvised way.

The improvisation part is down to what shapes I play when, but also how hard or soft I strum, and how much I take out from a part in order to create more space.

Go to Master Blaster step 7.


Master Blaster – Step 8

Keep this video on repeat as you jam along, exploring the fret board at the same time.

Today is the last time we study how to play Master Blaster. It is also the last song of the course. But it’s not the last lesson in the course…

Go to Master Blaster step 8.


Related Pages


Chords and Guitar Lessons

Master Blaster was released on the Motown label, but unusually played in a Reggae feel. Written by Stevie Wonder, it is a tribute to Bob Marley.

In the course, I’ll break it down for you with live band loops to practice along with. Before you know it, you’ll be Jammin’.

Go to Master Blaster (Jammin’) chords and guitar lessons.


Stevie WOnder

stevie-wonder-thumbStevie Wonder is the legend whom most practicing musicians come across, that has a life-changing impact on them.

Stevie’s natural groove and ability to so purely express music are untouched. His vocal phrasing and songwriting are second to none.

Go to Stevie Wonder biography.


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