Magic

by Rudy Mancuso & Maia Mitchell • Lesson #138 • Mar 6, 2018

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Chords needed

The entire song uses a F-Am progression (with a D-minor thrown in a few times as a transitional chord).

Barre chords:            Slightly simplified:

E –––––––––––––––––      E –––––––––––––1–––
B –––––––––––––6–––      B ––––––––1––––3–––
G –––2–––––––––7–––      G –––2––––2––––2–––
D –––3––––7––––7–––      D –––3––––2––––0–––
A –––3––––7––––5–––      A –––3––––0––––––––
E –––1––––5––––––––      E –––1–––––––––––––
     F    Am   Dm             F    Am   Dm  

Chord progression

Timing-wise, understand this is the counting. 8 counts on each chord.

F               Am
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

When the D-minor is occasionally used, it happens on the final 2 counts before the A-minor:

F           Dm  Am
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

Main riff tab

Play the main riff like this:

E ––––––––––––––––––          E ––––––––––––––––––
B ––––––––––––––––––          B ––––––––––––––––––
G ––––––––2–x–––2–––          G ––––––––-–––––––––
D ––––––––3–x–––3–––  x4      D ––––––––7–x–––7–––  x4
A ––––––––3–x–––3–––          A ––––––––7–x–––7–––
E ––1–––––––––––––––          E ––5–––––––––––––––
    F                             Am

If you want to simplify the A-minor, play it like this:

E ––––––––––––––––––          E ––––––––––––––––––
B ––––––––––––––––––          B –––––––(1)x–––––––
G ––––––––2–x–––2–––          G ––––––––2–x–––2–––
D ––––––––3–x–––3–––  x4      D ––––––––2–x–––2–––  x4
A ––––––––3–x–––3–––          A ––0–––––––––––––––
E ––1–––––––––––––––          E ––––––––––––––––––
    F                             Am

When the D-minor comes in, do this:

E ––––––––––––––––––          E –––––––(1)x–––––––         E ––––––––––––––––––
B ––––––––––––––––––          B ––––––––3–x–––3–––         B –––––––(1)x–––––––
G ––––––––2–x–––2–––          G ––––––––2–x–––2–––         G ––––––––2–x–––2–––
D ––––––––3–x–––3–––  x3      D ––0–––––––––––––––  x1     D ––––––––2–x–––2–––  x4
A ––––––––3–x–––3–––          A ––––––––––––––––––         A ––0–––––––––––––––
E ––1–––––––––––––––          E ––––––––––––––––––         E ––––––––––––––––––
    F                             Dm                           Am

That’s all you need!

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