Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Guitar Chords and Lyrics - "Slow" by Rumer

Sara Joyce ( a.k.a "Rumer" ) has a voice which has been compared by many to the late Karen Carpenter. While this is of course a compliment, having heard just a few of the songs from Rumer's debut album "Seasons of My Soul", I think this lady has a distinctive voice of her own, and a wide range - if you haven't heard her songs yet, approach them with an open mind.

I believe Rumer is going to carve out a really strong niche in the smooth soul/jazz world. She has already toured with Joshua Radin and Jools Holland, and has had a number of songs written for her by the King of Smooth himself, Burt Bacharach.

I have worked out my simple chords and lyrics version of "Slow", and added it to my Pop Songs Guitar Chords page at the link below. The song, as in the video below, is in the key of F major / E flat minor, so I have transposed it down a semi-tone and chorded it in E major / D minor. Just place a capo on the 1st fret to bring it back to the original key, particularly if you want to play along with the original.

The chords are D minor 7th and E major for the verses, with an additional A major in the chorus. If you're not familiar with Dm7, it's just the first 3 strings of an F chord with the three bass strings not played, i.e. xxx211 on a standard EAGBDe tuning.

You can try out my version of the song at the link below:

Guitar chords and lyrics to "Slow" by Rumer

Play along with the video above, or on Youtube at Rumer "Slow" on YouTube

Go to CD Universe to browse Rumer albums and other works: Rumer music at CD Universe

Rumer's official website is at http://www.rumer.co.uk/

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Enjoy your music!

P.J. Murphy
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