LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE:
I always liked playing "Like Someone In Love", but what always intrigued me was the very beginning of the tune.
Notice how those first four measures are tied together by a cleverly descending bass line.
Below are some illustrated examples of how we could play those chords:
Click here for explanations on Reading The Chord Diagram Studies.
and here's is the video illustration:
It is also worth mentioning the next 4 measures (measures 5 to 8) since there are several common variations.
I usually play these simpler changes:
| Fm7 | Bb7 | EbMaj7 | Bbm7 Eb7 | to AbMaj7 etc.
but some people play:
| Fm7 | Am7 D7 | Gm7 | Bbm7 Eb7 | to AbMaj7 etc.
| Fm7 | Am7 D7 | EbMaj7 | Bbm7 Eb7 | to AbMaj7 etc.
It is all fairly compatible, but it is still interesting to hear the different approaches.
Now, let's look at measures 13 to 14:
Charts usually have:
| Cm7 | F7 |
but it is nice to play:
| Cm Cm/B | Cm/Bb Cm/A |
which is the same as:
| Cm CmMaj7 | Cm7 Cm6 |
(yes, I know, it's that old "Stairway To Heaven" thing-- or "Taurus", depending on whose side you're on. In any case, careful, as you might get sued...)
We can now look at the last 2 measures of the first A section (measures 15 to 16).
The basic, usual:
| Fm7 | Bb7 ||
may be spiced up a bit with:
|Fm7 Bb7 | Bm7 E7 ||
One final trick is that 1/2 step modulation at the very end of the song (measure 31): instead of resolving into the IMaj7 chord (EbMaj7), we can resolve to what would be #IMaj7 (EMaj7).
That EMaj7 chord may be held for just one measure, or two.
By the way, "Like Someone In Love" is either played in Eb or C.
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