Stevie Wonder biography

Stevie Wonder changes musicians’ lives!

Stevie 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 remains untouched. His vocal phrasing is second to none.

His super-hits include Sir Duke, I Wish, Master Blaster, Lately, Superstition, As and I Just Called To Say I Love You.

Stevie is so much in a class of his own, it’s almost as if he understands and can express music in a different way to the rest of us.

As I over the years have learned many Stevie Wonder songs I have studied his chord progressions. Most of them are very unique, Stevie does stuff with his progressions that no one else does. The man is truly remarkable.

And then we have his keyboard or harmonica playing, which is both unique and outstanding as well!

What about the vocal range, melody writing, and lyrics? Well, Stevie is easily one of the most accomplished here as well.

If you haven’t already, you should immediately go and listen to his entire back catalog. It contains some of the finest music ever written, and performed!

I Wish – Chords

Originally in the key of Ebm, this song has been transposed up to Em in order to work better on just one acoustic guitar.

The bass line is very prominent in this song and must, therefore, be a big part of the one acoustic guitar arrangement.

Go to I Wish chords.

I Wish – Lyrics

Looking back on when I was a little nappy headed boy,
then my only worry was for Christmas what would be my toy.
Even though we sometimes would not get a thing,
we were happy with the joy the day would bring.

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Master Blaster (Jammin’) – Chords

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’.

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Master Blaster (Jammin’) – 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.

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