The title of this entry actually refers to the fact that I’m posting this a few hours after Valentine’s Day has past. Ideally, if I had done a little bit of planning, I would have created this entry a few days before Valentine’s day. Oh well.
Anyway, I’m currently stuck on the song Fallin’ For You by Colbie Caillat. I think the the first time I heard it, I was like “Hey, she just ripped off the chorus lick from Man In the Mirror.” And a second listen through found that true. It still is a catchy little pop song though. Ok, actually, I can’t get enough of it.
I decided to learn the song via the Internet. There were a lot of incorrect tabs, which kind of drove me crazy. Who are these people writing tabs? They’re not even close most of the time. I mean, I hardly play the guitar and even I can tell that the tab is totally wrong. I finally found a tab that was about how I thought the song should be played. But even that was wrong. They had a G#m chord as part of most of the pre-chorus, when it should have been a E/G#. It’s a subtle one note difference when spelling out on the piano, but one chord (G#m) sounds major, and the other one (E/G#) sounds major.
Here’s what I mean:
The tabbed version from the site:
A... G# I am tryin' not to tell you F# But I want to G# I'm scared of what you'll say A... G# C#m So I'm hiding what I'm feeling F# G# A... Bb5 But I'm tired of holding this inside my head
Here’s how I think it should be:A... E/G# I am tryin' not to tell you F#m But I want to E/G# I'm scared of what you'll say A... G#m C#m So I'm hiding what I'm feeling F#m G#m A... B5(barred) But I'm tired of holding this inside my head
After learning the song on the guitar, I realized it’d make a neat piano solo. I tried to keep the arrangement fairly close to the original but it morphed it into more of a ballad. It was hard to capture the rhythm and groove of the guitars without getting too repetitive, so I decided to make the piano a little more sweet. So for all of you celebrating another belated Valentine’s day, enjoy!