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The syncopation is something I have added for the Fm7 chord, to shake up the ploddy rhythm up a bit. From gunky to funky. In the verse the Fm7 becomes F7 which is a nice secret agent touch. Why? Minor to major progression always lifts a tune. You will find that Adele writes/sings in Cm

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Simple yet complex chord progression in this arpeggio-driven piece resulting in a baroque feel. It’s almost like a Bach fugue, so this song is perfect for piano. Here I am showing you how to crack it quickly and effectively in the Satsuma method of teaching and learning piano.You’ll probably find the verse a bit challenging

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A very simple but effective exercise in bassline composed of the two note chord structure which gives the ‘hook’ a tribal feel.This is a percussive song so you need to practise until your rhythm is perfect and regular. No speeding up or slowing down. Don’t get lost! Keep track of where you are and count

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A very easy one despite being in the key of E flat minor. Don’t let that put you off. At least it’s mostly black notes! 😀 The rapping is all played too, making the melody monotonous. Would sound better on electric piano using a warm synth sound. Try a harpsichord sound too.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Apply the same technique  below for guitar. Works fine! The changes throughout the WHOLE song i.e. intro, verse, chorus, are all the same. Gm (2 bars),C (2 bars),F (2 bars), Eb (1 bar), F# F (1 bar). Total 8 bars. Tip No 1: Experiment and improvise on the bassline a little to make it less

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