Learn How To Play Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Chords and finger style arrangement
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Dream A Little Dream Of Me chords and finger style arrangement
My one guitar arrangement is based on the Mama Cass version.
This is a relatively complex arrangement with many chords. To fully understand it you need complete TAB, this is available when you take the master course.
Dream a Little Dream Of Me is in the key of C during the verse but then modulates to the key of A for the chorus.
The verse progression is packed with strange slash chords and exotic extensions, it goes like this:
| C F#dim7 | Ab13 G | C C/B C/Bb |
| A7 | F | Fm | C Ab7 | G6 |
Before the chorus, you swap the last two bars for | C Ab7 G7 | C E |
The last E chord is a IIIx chord, rather than an Em which would have been a standard III chord.
The modification points more strongly towards what should have been Am.
The chorus, actually in the key of A major works great after the E chord. This is a very simple yet effective way to change key.
The progression is more straightforward, goes like this:
| A F#m | Bm7 E | x3
After playing the above three times you finish off with Ab7 and G7 in the same bar. This sets you up for the verse in the key of C again.
If you want all the TAB for how this is done in the video you need to take the master guitar course.
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