Licks and Riffs: Adele - Rolling in the Deep
 

Licks & Riffs : Adele - Rolling in the Deep

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This success of this song relies on its driving rhythms and blues influenced melody. We'll concentrate on trying to recreate the feel of the opening and the chorus 'We could have had it all'. First let's look at the chords of each of these sections.

The opening relies on chords missing their thirds (also called open fifths):

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In the chorus the harmony is filled out by presence of more instruments and backing vocals. Here are the chords:

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The rhythm for both sections is made up of driving quavers in the bass:

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Now try playing this scale. It is a mixture of C minor and C blues and is used in the voice. Can you play a tune that is close in feel to that of the voice?

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Here’s an idea of how you might play the opening with this scale and the chords:

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And here is the chorus:

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