Learn how to Sing and Play Melt With You by Modern English.
Hey everybody this is Michelle Nipko with Your Inner Vibe.com. We’re going to play guitar, sing and just have a darn good time. Today we’re traveling back to the 80’s. The day of the big hair, the big poof right here, the shoulder pads, great era. There are some great classics; well that’s when I was in high school so I love those songs. But a song I really liked was Melt with You by Modern English. Now the thing with this song is its very low. It’s out of my key I can’t sing it, so we’re going to change the key. This is a nice key for women, so hopefully you too can sing along. Now I’m going to put together a series of videos like this, where I’m taking these nice classic male songs by the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi, and I’m going to put them in a female key. So if you’re interested in that, go ahead and subscribe today.
So let’s start with the song. Its traditionally the original song is in a key of C, so I’m going to move it into the key of G. So in the original song they’re replaying C and F. Instead were going to play G and C as our major chords, and then for the bridge we’re playing E minor and A minor. Now with any song where we are learning to sing and play guitar, the guitar key is pretty darn simple right. That way we can really focus on our singing. So for this song for the majority of the song we’re doing down, down, up, up, down, up, down, up, up, down up for a strum pattern. This is a very common strum pattern. I would take some time to learn it, because you can apply this to a lot of different songs and it just sounds cool. So down, down, up, up, down up down up down, up, up, down up. Alright. Now before we start playing and singing, let’s figure out what our first note is that we’re singing. For this song now that we’ve changed the key, it’s actually a D.
So you can find that by playing your G chord, and it’s the third string down. It’s your open string, open D but it’s up one octave from that. Move moving..moving. You got it? Alright so chord player intro. We’re strumming through G twice then we’re strumming though C twice, same thing repeating it twice and then we’re going into the verse. We are keeping the same strum pattern throughout. Strum G 2 times and C 2 times back and forth. It’s easy, it’s awesome. So that way we can focus on our singing. So here we go, ready. Down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up down up, down, down up, up down up down up, up, down up down, down up, up down up down, up down up down, down, down up, up, down. Ready? Moving forward using all my breath. Making love to you was never second best. I saw the world crushing all around your face, doesn’t really knowing it was always mesh and lace. Nice great job!
So now we go into the chorus. Now the strumming, the chords exactly the same or the singing a little bit different. So as most chorus is we’re going up a little bit higher. Our starting note is we got to find it. Go and play your G chord. It’s this very top note. I’ll..I’ll.. I’ll stop the world and melt with you. I’ve seen the difference it’s getting better all the time, there’s nothing you and I won’t do. I’ll stop the world melt with you. Nice good job! So for the second verse same as the first. We’re starting on the same note, same strum pattern. So find your note go ahead and make your G, searching down. We. We dream of better lives, kindness never hate. Trapped in the state of imaginary race.
I made a pilgrimage to save the human race, never really knowing the race had long gone by. I’ll stop the world and melt with you. I’ve seen the difference; it’s getting better all the time. There’s nothing you and I won’t do. I’ll stop the world melt with you. Nice great job! So now we go to the bridge, a little bit of a change. Like any song the bridge has a different tone, a different feel. Here we’re going into minor chords, so really sound different. So E minor and then A minor alright. And our starting note is this 4th string down, strum pattern the same. B minor to A minor. At first with the bridge we play E minor 2 times and A minor 2 times before we start. Ready? The future’s open wide. E minor again, A minor.
The future’s open wide. Now we are back to our other chords, our G and our C, and we’re just going to have a nice little harp strum that’s what I like to call it, on the first beat of the major and we’re going to hum a little bit. So here we go. Mmm…mmm…mmm…C ..mmm..mmm.mmm.mmm..C..mmm.mmm.mmm. I like to knock my guitar signal to the listener’s somethings coming. Go to chorus. I’ll stop the world and melt with you. I’ve seen the difference, it’s getting better all the time. There’s nothing you and I won’t do. I’ll stop the world and melt with you. I’ll stop the world and melt with you. Then end another harp strum on your G. Hey great job! This is Michelle Nipko with Your Inner Vibe.com. Have a great day.