You can learn how to play Robin Hood by Ocean Colour Scene!

Robin Hood is a fan favorite B-side from the hit single You’ve Got It Bad by British Indie band Ocean Colour Scene. The song has a descending chord progression with only a few extensions and variations.

To get the TAB for what happens in the video and learn how to arrange a song like this, turn to the beginner course.

In the course, you’ll first learn Robin Hood on one guitar, we then invent a 2nd guitar part so we can play it together with the singer.


Chords

Verse

| G D/F# | Em D | C | Dsus4 D |

Chorus

| G D | C D |

| G | D/F# | Em | A | C | Dsus4 | C | D |

| G D/F# | Em A | A |

Outro

| C | D | x2

| G D/F# | Em A |6/4 A |

| G D/F# | Em D | C | Dsus4 D Dsus4 | G |


Understanding chord extensions and variations

A few chords have been extended. First, the D/F# is a D chord with the 3rd of the chord (the F#) in the bass.

As the progression moves from GDEm, it makes sense to add the F# to the D as this creates a descending bass line of GF#E.

We also find a Dsus4. Sus4 means suspended 4th. To create this chord, replace the 3rd (an F#) with the 4th (a G).

One chord in the song is a variation, it’s the A (chord IIx) which should have been an Am (chord II). This A appears during the chorus and outro.


Robin Hood – Guitar Lessons

You can learn how to play Robin Hood by Ocean Colour Scene!

Step 1 (Strumming at different paces)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Chromatic exercise triplets)Step 4 (Chorus & Tag)Step 5 (Combine three chromatic exercises)Step 6 (Complete song)Step 7 (2nd guitar part)Step 8 (2nd guitar play along).


Robin Hood – Lyrics

When you’re starting to choke take some pills with your coke,
it’s inspirational.
When your life is a mess light one more cigarette,
it’s so logical.

Go to Robin Hood – Lyrics.


Ocean Colour Scene – Biography

Ocean Colour Scene (OCS) are an English rock band from Birmingham. The band had the most success with their 1996 album Moseley Shoals.

The album contained the band’s three biggest hits in The Riverboat Song, The Day We Caught The Train, and You’ve Got It Bad.

Go to Ocean Colour Scene – Biography.

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