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Download the MP3 file – Sun Shines Through The Window (Full Speed)

Download the Guitar Pro 7 file – Sun Shines Through The Window

LEAD GTR – Sun Shines Through The Window – PDF Sheet Music
RHYTHM GUITAR – Sun Shines Through The Window – PDF Sheet Music
UKULELE – Sun Shines Through The Window – PDF Sheet Music
BASS GUITAR – Sun Shines Through The Window – PDF Sheet Music
LYRICS – The sun shines through the window – TXT File

This song has been written as an educational piece for Drums, Guitar, Bass and Ukulele. I made it for my students to learn and I am sharing it online for everyone else too. I created the piece in Guitar Pro 7, which is a great way to learn and practice this because you can mute insruments and change the speed and even change parts if you like.

This blues song is played straight, without swing. There are drum beats and fills in the piece in keeping with the blue style. You could solo the drums and bass on it’s own to practice locking in with the bass – making sure the bass drum syncs up with the bass guitar when ever they are played together.

12 Bar Blues

The pattern of the 12 bar blues usually follows a pattern of chord changes. The pattern of bars where the main chord changes are is this: 4,2,2,1,1,1,1.

The pattern below is clearer. It uses roman numerals to show which chord in the diatonic chord sequence that is being used.:

I / / /

IV / I /

V IV I V

Lyrics

I wrote this song originally for just the instruments, but I thought it would be good to write some lyrics in case there are any singers out there that would like to sing along too. I have a rough idea of how it would go in my head, but I’m no singer, so you’re on your own!

VERSE 1

The sun shines through the window
And I’m stuck inside the house
It’s half past 1 in the afternoon,
And the day is going fast

I’m tryin to make things work
I’m tryin to make things rhyme,
But there’s harder times ahead,
And I’m running out of time.

I can’t see when this will end
All my plans are on their head
But the sun keeps shining through
Takin’ away those blues

VERSE 2

The sun shines through the window
And I’m stuck inside the house
It’s half past 2 in the afternoon,
And the day is going fast

I’m tryin to make things work
I’m tryin to make things rhyme,
But there’s harder times ahead,
And I’m running out of time.

I can’t see when this will end
All my plans are on their head
But the sun keeps shining through
Takin’ away those blues

VERSE 3

The sun shines through the window
And I’m stuck inside the house
It’s half past 3 in the afternoon,
And the day is going fast

I’m going to make things work
I’m going to make things rhyme,
But there’s harder times ahead,
And I’m running out of time.

I can’t see when this will end
All my plans are on their head
But the sun keeps shining through
Takin’ away those blues

About the lyrics

This song and it’s lyrics were written during the Covid-19 corona virus and it’s about having your job taken away and having to rebuild and adapt before you get into financial trouble. Many people will be in this situation with governments being very slow to offer financial support. I hope learning and playing this song can give some enjoyment to people in this strange time of crisis.

Send in videos of you playing this song

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Drums

Head over to learndrumsrforfree.com to get the files for the drums.