It’s the dead of winter and even though, in theory, the days are getting longer it certainly doesn’t feel that way. That’s why we’re definitely in need of some warm, sweet valentine tunes. Don’t know what to play?
Stop looking and check out our Valentine’s Day Channel. You’ll find everything you need to: acknowledge your sweetheart; conquer the heart of your as-of-yet unrequited love; or just gently accompany your beloved’s valentine breakfast.
If the six-string axe is your Cupid’s bow, here’s a suggestion: How about learning Death Cab for Cutie‘s “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by heart, so you can warm up your lover’s soul. If you want to get your feelings across, singing them out loud is your best strategy.
The chord progression is not difficult. Especially if you use Chordify’s capo feature on the fifth fret, just like frontman Ben Gibbard does on his guitar. Try it, and you’ll see the progression turning into a trip down basic chord memory lane; with triads like the Am chord, the E chord, the F chord and the G chord.
But what if you’re a “Lord of the Keys”? Well we’ve got something for you too. How about you set the table with a fresh and healthy Valentine’s Day breakfast; wake up your beloved one; and start playing “Love Me Now” by John Legend, while your partner walks into the room.
Oh right, you think this song is cheesy. Well think again – and put that cheese on your toast. This song’s all about the geste, and this is one hell of a geste. Tip: practice the vocal part thoroughly before you go all out. The chord progression may not be that difficult, but John has a pretty good set of vocal cords.
Don’t worry, here’s something for the four-string rockers! “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper is a classic – and if we say classic, we mean that from the bottom of our hearts. This is the track you play to conquer the one you want. It will show them that you’re all in and you know what you’re doing.
The fun part is that, after practicing a day or two, the chord progression is pretty easy. Take this opportunity to rehearse the basics, but also to learn some new stuff. Step out of your comfort zone. Do it for love. Happy jamming!