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Confused about chord in 'Blessed'
#2457849 09/08/15 09:36 AM
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It's just there's this one chord shown as a Bbsus2, played at 0:38, under the word 'swear'. But playing it seems to confuse me. I hear it basically as a Bb going to F, as opposed to (Bbsus2 - F). Unless it's a Bbsus2 with the 3rd sung over it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CCsODb6D0g
http://eltonchords.com/chord_library/blessed.txt

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Re: Confused about chord in 'Blessed'
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Bbsus2 to F is correct and the sung note "swear" is the 3rd as you say.

If you listen to the guitar figure which is straight 8s at the beginning of the Bb bar you should hear (climbing every step)
Bb, F, Bb, C-F (interval)

It's the guitar which is responsible for the suspended note.

Re: Confused about chord in 'Blessed'
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In fact, here present in neighborhood 2 chords: Bb (melodic note plus guitar arpeggio) and Bbsus2 on "and" of second beat .
Harmonic nuances of Elton John, and their relation with the text is sometimes simply stunning - I have repeatedly analyzed the harmony of his songs. Sometimes there is a desire to compare his approach to the accompaniment of Schubert's Lieder .


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