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:









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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.


or:

| 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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