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Nickel Creek – Where Is Love Now chords
Where Is Love Now Written by Sam Phillips, arranged and performed by Nickel Creek. Charted by Richard J.M. Fry for Courtney Lawton *Notes and Notation* Looks there for fun things! Short things, tall things, things that ride on bikes! And, above all, things to help you interpret the song. Capo 4: Key Signature: E major/C relative to Capo Time Signature: 4/4 Tempo: 69-74 Adagietto con dolcezza Chords used in order (relative to the Capo): Also, kids, seriously, check out notes and notations. Everything there is meant to help you to…a lot. C: X32010 D/C: X3X232 Em: 022000 Am: X02210 Am7/G: 3X2010 * F: 133211 or 13321X F/E: 03321X* Dm: XX0231 Dm/E: 0XX231* D: XX0232 Intro: C D/C C D/CC EmIf I could wait here for you,Am Am7/G FWithout hope or knowing what to do.C EmWatch the light fade away,Am Am/G F F/EWithout fear or knowing what to say.Dm Dm/E F F/ECry the tears from my eyes.Dm Dm/E FLeave me here long enough to realize.C EmWhere is love now?C EmWhere is love now;Am DOut here in the dark?C D/CC EmIf I should hold all my dreams,Am Am/G FThrough the night of the way life sometimes seems.C EmAnd if I can't see which way to go,Am Am/G F F/EI'll stay lost in silence 'til I know.Dm Dm/E F F/ECry the tears from my eyes.Dm Dm/E FAnd leave me here long enough to realize.C EmWhere is love now?C EmWhere is love now;Am D Em DOut here in the dark?Instrumental Solo: C Em Am F C Em Am FDm Dm/E F F/ECry the tears from my eyes.Dm Dm/E FLeave me here long enough to realize.C EmWhere is love now?C EmWhere is love now?C EmWhere is love now?C EmWhere is love now;Am DOut here in the dark?Em DAm DOut here in the dark?Outro: Em D Em D C D/C *Notes and Notations* 1. Adagietto con dolcezza: Slow, but not drudging. Don’t linger on chords too long or else the sound will quickly get stale. As well, don’t heavy hand any of the chords--delicate, like a somber lament. 2. In regards to picking, Sean Watkins (the guitarist for Nickel Creek) is fond of mimicking finger picking with his style. Think of a hideous amalgamation of Travis picking, flatpicking, alternating bass picking, and crosspicking. As such, there’s really no RIGHT way to play this song. You can do delicate picking or finger style; it’s really up to you. I’m biased, as I’m learned finger style first, but that is just me. 3. Any chord that is marked with an asterisk is something that is PURELY OPTIONAL. As I mentioned, Mr. Watkins is keen on alternating bass, considering Nickel Creek very seldom runs with a double bassist, something odd for a bluegrass ensemble. As such, it is up to the guitarist to provide the stepping motion between chords. When you see a chord that is marked with a slash, it is a compound chord and is used as a stepping chord or a neighboring chord between tones. 4. This part is theory babble, so feel free to disregard it. The only exception to the optional choice is the D/C chord, which is actually a tonic chord with a neighboring step up to the supertonic (D), while still holding the C. It’s not quite a suspended chord, as the D/C eventually resolves back to the tonic. As such, the C to D/C to C motion is an incomplete neighboring chord. As well, you’re probably wondering why there is an Em present. Well, A minor is the relative minor of C major, and the song does occasionally insinuate a modulation. However, seeing as it does not stay in A minor very long, this is simply a borrowing of chords from the relative minor rather than a full blown key change. That being said, you seldom (and I mean, very seldom), find a usage of a minor V chord (Em) in a minor key. The V7 is much more enticing, as it allows a very quick segue into a major IV chord in the original key and eventually back to tonic. In the context of this song, however, a minor V chord does work as a pivot chord from Am to C, cutting out the need for a bridge between a V7/V to I. Again, just theory babble. 5. I added a second way to play the F major chord. This is because in the recording, you never hear the octave F on the high E string in the recording, so it is, in my opinion, unnecessary to play it. I’m fond of leaving things out to preserve a good sound rather than a complete chord that doesn’t inherently do anything to enhance the harmony. Again, feel free to disregard this if you aren’t interested. 6. Adh mor! (Good luck)