January 12, 2017

Guitar lesson for Another Day of Sun from La La Land (easy guitar chords)

Video lesson

Capo on 3rd fret

Because playing in the key of Eb is rough on guitar, I prefer to capo the 3rd fret so I can use chords in the key of C.

Chord progressions

Pretty straightforward here… I’m pretty certain most of these are correct (if anything, some of the the E-minor chords may be E-major, and vice versa)… but this should be enough to get you started.

INTRO

	F • • • G • • • Am • • • Em • • •
	F • • • G • • • C  • • • Em • • •

VERSE

	Dm • • • G • • • C • • • A  • • •
	Dm • • • G • • • C • • • Am • • •

PRE CHORUS

	F • • • G • • • Am • • • Em • • • 
	F • • • G • • • C  • • • E  • • • 

CHORUS

	F  • • • G • Am • Dm • G • C • • •
	Am • • • G • •  • Am • • • G • • •
	Am • • • G • •  • C  • • • E • • •

Instrumental intro riff

Totally optional of course, but I find it fun to play. Repeat this entire sequence twice – the second time, changing from an A-minor to a C-major (in the 3rd of the 4 totla chords).

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––3––––––
B –––––––1–1––––––––1–––––|–––––––3–3––––––––––6––––
G –––––2––––––––––2–––––––|–––––4––––––––––4––––––––
D –––3––––––––3–3–––––3–––|–––5––––––––5–5––––––––––
A ––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––––––
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––––––
     F                        G

E –––0––––––––0–0–––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––––––
B –––––1––––––––––1–––––––|–––0––––––––0–0––––––––––
G –––––––2–2––––––––2–2–––|–––––0––––––––––0––––––––
D ––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––2–2––––––––2–2––––
A ––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––––––
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––––––
     Am                       Em

Lyrics

Here’s the first occurrence each of the verse, pre-chorus, and chorus. Obviously, there are additional lyrics – search around the net to find them.

I think about that day, I left him at a Greyhound station
West of Santa Fé... We were seventeen
But he was sweet and it was true, still I did what I had to do
'Cause I just knew

Without a nickel to my name... Hopped a bus, here I came
Could be brave or just insane... We'll have to see
'Cause maybe in that sleepy town, he'll sit one day, the lights are down
He'll see my face and think of how he used to know me

Climb these hills, I'm reaching for the heights
And chasing all the lights that shine
And when they let you down...  You'll get up off the ground
'Cause morning rolls around... And it's another day of sun

Thanks for reading! Hope this helps.