It Must Have Been Love - Roxette


SusanMW
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I guess I was in a Roxette mood today!

I'm doing well with the song but just can't do the barre chords. What would be the best variations for the Gm Cm and Eb and Bb? Is there an easy way to describe them? Is there anything I can just plain 'ol substitute for them? Are there other tutorials you can think of that describes the variations of these chords? Thanks! For now I am going to keep scouring the internet for any alternatives that might work too.

This is such a fun song to play. It's too bad I can't sing the whole thing though, I can do it up until the high notes! So when I record a video of this there will be no singing, just playing, which is fine since it's such an interesting song with all the changes going on in it.


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SusanMW
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Ok, I think I have found variations that I can play that sound good for all of them...except for the Gm. No matter what I do that one just sounds "off".


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ChristopherSchlegel
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Originally Posted by: SusanMWWhat would be the best variations for the Gm Cm and Eb and Bb? Is there an easy way to describe them? Is there anything I can just plain 'ol substitute for them?

The most common substitutions for beginners are: power chord or easiest triad.

So, for the G minor:

|-------3----|

|-------3----|

|-------3----|

|------------|

|--5---------|

|--3---------|

C minor:

|-------3----|

|-------4----|

|-------5----|

|--5---------|

|--3--------|

|------------|

E-flat:

|------------|

|-------8----|

|-------8----|

|--8---8----|

|--6--------|

|------------|

B-flat:

|------------|

|-------3----|

|-------3----|

|--3---3----|

|--1---------|

|------------|

Hope that helps!

P.S. Keep working on barre chords. :)


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SusanMW
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Thank you! I forgot all about power chords as substitutes. Looking forward to trying them out tomorrow.


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snojones
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Power chords are the ultimate substitution chords! No major or minor to complicate things. They are always a go to solution for quickly embroidering your songs with passing chords that enrich the sound of your progressions.


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