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R.E.M. chords for Belong

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¨Belong¨

Chords by:  David A. Grimmer (golias@winternet.com)


GUITAR 1:

The chords for the verses are always strummed with a slow downstroke near
the bridge on the first beat of each measure.  They are G, C/G, Dsus4/G,
and back to G.  At the same time the backup vocalist sings G, C, D, and
rests for the 4th measure.

              A chord diagramG+G		   A chord diagramC/GC/G		    A chord diagramG5G5
         ----------	-----------	-----------
         A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB e    A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB e     A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB e
Head     _ _ 0 0 _ _	_ _ _ 0 _ 0     _ X 0 0 _ _
Fret 1   _ _ _ _ _ _	_ _ _ _ * _	_ _ _ _ _ _
Fret 2   _ * _ _ _ _	_ _ * _ _ _	_ _ _ _ _ _
Fret 3   * _ _ _ * *	* * _ _ _ _	* _ _ _ * *


The Refrain uses the same chords, but is strummed with the following
rhythm pattern:
1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a
s  s  s  s  e  _  s  e  _  s  s  s  s  s  s  s

You can mess around with this pattern a little bit as the muse inspires
you, but since repetition is what really drives this song, you should
mostly stick to it.


GUITAR 2:
The part that was listed as the ¨guitar into¨ on your web page is
basically it.  That part is also played during the first two verses.  If
you want to give your second guitarist a little more to do, they can strum
along with the Guitar 1 during the refrain using another chord voicing.  I
personally like this one (do not strum either E-string):

               A chord diagramG+G                    A chord diagramC/GC/G                Dsus4/G

Fret 10    _ * _ _ _ _            _ * * _ _ _          _ * _ _ _ _
Fret 11    _ _ _ _ _ _            _ _ _ _ _ _          _ _ _ _ _ _
Fret 12    _ _ * * * _            _ _ _ * _ _	       _ _ * * X _
Fret 13    _ _ _ _ _ _            _ _ _ _ * _          _ _ _ _ _ _

BASS:
The meat & potatoes of this song, but not too tough to play.  You may want
to let some of the vocal duties be handled by the bassist (but *not* the
spoken word part!  The bass must stay on the beat, and the spoken vocals
must remain independent of it... This can become a lot like the old ¨pat
your head and rub your stomache¨ trick).

During the into & verses, stay put on the low A chord diagramG+G (yes, you are a petal
tone) using the following rhythm:

1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a
q  _  _  _  e  _  s  e  _  (rest)

For the refrain, play on A chord diagramG+G for the first measure, A chord diagramC majorC on the second, and
back to A chord diagramG+G for the next two, using the following rhythm (mess around with it
a lot):

1  e  +  a  2  e  +  a  3  e  +  a  4  e  +  a
q  _  _  _  e  _  s  e  _  e  _  s  e  _  e _

There are also two bass fills that are used un the refrian, both at the
end of a phrase.  The first, and more frequest, is this:

      q      e se   se  e  e
e	 |3---3-33-30-1-2|

	The other is simply a desending G-maj scale:
     e  e se   e e  e  se
g  |----------------|
d  |----54-2--------|
a  |---------5-3-2--|
e  |3-3-----------5-|

These fills can be inserted at will during the refrain, as long as some
tasteful restraint is used.



-----
BELONG (from the songbook)


G: 3x000x   Gsus4: 3x001x    G5: 3x0033


Intro riff:

E-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------0--------------0--------------0-------|  x 4
D-|----0-h-4----------0-h-4--------0-h-4----------4--|
A-|-5------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|


{The following chords are only strummed once, unless otherwise noted.}

A chord diagramG+G                         A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4
Her ...
                    A chord diagramG5G5
She ..
                           A chord diagramG+G
folded ...
A chord diagramG+G                           A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4                     A chord diagramG5G5                A chord diagramG+G
Those ...


{Then strum A chord diagramG5G5 6 times}

{Chorus:}
A chord diagramG5G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............


A chord diagramG+G                                     A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4
Those ...
          A chord diagramG5G5                                       A chord diagramG+G
She ...,

stood ...
A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4                            A chord diagramG5G5                             A chord diagramG+G
She ...


{Then strum A chord diagramG5G5 6 times}

{Chorus:}
A chord diagramG5G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............


A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4                                     A chord diagramG5G5        A chord diagramG+G
        She ...
A chord diagramG+G                    A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4                                A chord diagramG5G5
        She ..;    belong.


{Then strum A chord diagramG5G5 6 times}

{Chorus:}
A chord diagramG5G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............

A chord diagramG+G                                  A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4
These ...
                             A chord diagramG5G5
Her ...
                           A chord diagramG+G
She ..;
A chord diagramG+G                        A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4                       A chord diagramG5G5         A chord diagramG+G
a ...

{Then strum A chord diagramG5G5 6 times}

{Chorus:}
A chord diagramG5G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............

{Chorus:}
A chord diagramG5G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............

{Chorus:}
A chord diagramG5G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............

{Chorus:}
A chord diagramG5G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars}
Oh............


| A chord diagramG+G | A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4 | A chord diagramG5G5 | A chord diagramG+G | A chord diagramG+G | A chord diagramGsus4Gsus4 | A chord diagramG5G5 | A chord diagramG+G |

T H A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramE MajorE N A chord diagramD MajorD

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