How To Play The Love Boat

The Love Boat  photo of the ship


 (Main Title From) The Love Boat

From The Aaron Spelling Production "The Love Boat"

Words by Paul Williams and Music by Charles Fox, Copyright 1977

Jack Jones Version

G#M7Fm7
Love, exciting and new
Bbm7Bbm7/D#
Come aboard, we're expecting you
G#M7Fm7
Love, life's sweetest reward
Bbm7Bbm7/D#
Let it flow, it floats back to you

BM7/G#C#M7
Love Boat soon will be making another run
C#mBM7BbM
The Love Boat promises something for everyone                  
D#m7
Set a course for adventure
BM7/G# C#M7 D#m7 … D#m7/G#
Your mind on a new romance

G#M7Fm7
And love won't hurt anymore

Bbm7Bbm7/D#
It's an open smile on a friendly shore
G#M7Fm7
It's loooooooove
Bbm7Bbm7/D#
Welcome aboard
G#M7 Bbm7 … Bbm7/D# … G#M7
It's looooOOOOOOOOOOooooooooove!

Cast from the television series, The Love Boat


Television Theme Song

Love, exciting and new
Come aboard, we're expecting you
And love, life's sweetest reward
Let it float, it floats back to you

/ G - Em7 - / Am7 - - D7 / G - Em - / Cmaj7 - Am7 D / 

The love boat
Soon will be making another run
The love boat
Promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure
Your mind on a new romance

/ Dm7 G7 / Cmaj7 - / Cm7 F7 / Bbmaj7 A7 / DmDm/maj7 Dm7G7 / Cmaj7 Am7 /

And Love, won't hurt anymore
It's an open smile, on a friendly shore
It's love
Welcome aboard it's love (2x)

/ G - Em7 - / Am7 - - D7 / G - / CF G - / CF G F G /
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C            Am7
Love, exciting and new

               Dm7                  DM7   G7
Come aboard, we're expecting you.

       C                  Am7
And love, life's sweetest reward,

         Fmaj7           Dm7             G7
Let it float, it floats back to you.

         Gm       C7                     Fmaj7
The Love Boat soon will be making another run.

         Fm          Bb7            Ebmaj7                D7sus4  D7
The Love Boat promises something for everyone.

         Gm                D7 
Set a course for adventure, 

         Gm            C7       Fmaj7 Dm7
your mind on a new romance.

         C              Am7
And love won't hurt anymore.

          Dm7                                        G7
It's an open smile on a friendly shore. 

      C  Bb      C     Bb 
It's love.  It's love.
     
      C
It's love!

Chord Breakdown

L.H./R.H.

CG/EG

AG/B

D/CFA

G/FAC

G/FBD

CG/EG

AG/B

FC/EA

DC/FAC

GD/FBD

GD/BbDG

CBb/BbE

FAC/EG

FC/AbCF

BbAb/AbD

EbGBb/BbEb

DC/GD

DC/F#

GD/GBb

F#D/C

FD/GBb

EBbC/GC

FC/EA

DC/FA

GD/FC

CG/EG

AG/B

D/CFA

G/FAC

G/FBD

C/CEG

C/FBbD

C/CEG

C/FBbD

C/CEG

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You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

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 In 1964, the Righteous Brothers sang this famous song from the movie Top Gun, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling. Do you remember this one? I think it still remains a popular hit. Words and Music by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector.

Here's the chord chart from my Sheet Music Magazine.


          |Bb                |                     |C
You never close your eyes any-more when I kiss your lips
|           |Bb                    |                   |C
And there's no tenderness  like be-fore in your finger-tips
|            |Dm7                    |Em7
You're trying hard no to show it....
      |Fmaj7      F     |       G7
But ba-by        ba-by I know it


|C               |Dm               |G7                |C
You've lost that loving feeling       wo-o that   lov-ing feeling
|                |Dm                        |Bb      F   | Bb         |C
you've lost that lovin' feel-ing   now it's gone  gone   gone wo-o wo
|              |Bb                    |                     |C
And now there's no welcome look in you eyes when I reach for you.


|              |Bb              |                    |C
And girl your starting to criticize little things I do.
|            |Dm7                    |Em7
I makes me just feel like crying...
         |Fmaj7           F |          G7
'cause ba-by something beautiful's dying

|C               |Dm               |G7                |C
You've lost that loving feeling       wo-o that   lov-ing feeling
|                |Dm
you've lost that lovin' feel-ing   now it's
|Bb          |           |C      F
gone  gone   gone wo-o wo


|C     F G F G |C        F    |G            F     G        |C     F
                Baby  Baby    I'd get down on my knees for you
|G       F G |C              F   |G       F        G     |C       F
               If you would only love me like you used to do
|G     F G |C         F       |G      F             G          |C   F
            We had a love, a love, a love you don't find every day
|G     F G |C         F       |G      F      G           |C     F 
            Don't    don't     don't  don't let it slip a-way.
|G     F  G

|C               |Dm               |G7             |C
 Bring back that lov-in' feeling        wo-o that lovin' feeling
|                |Dm7                         |Bb    F    Bb|
 Bring back that lovin' feel-ing  'cause it's gone gone gone  and I
|       F  |Bb             |C      F     |G     F  G|C
can't  go  on wo-o wo-o


So, I play the song slowly in cut time.

L.H. / R.H.

CF/BbD  You never

CF/BbE   close your eyes anymore when I kiss your

CG/DEG  lips. And there's no

CBb/DBb  tenderness like before in your finger

CG/DEG  tips. You're trying

DC/FC hard not to show it,

EGB/EG   baby, but

FC/ADE    baby

GF/AE      baby, I

GF/BDE   know it.

CG/EC     You've lost that

CA/FD     loving feeling,

GF/D       woah, that

CG/EC     lovin' feeling,

CG/E       You've lost that

DC/AF    lovin' feeling; now it's

C/DFBb   gone,

C/CFA     gone,

C/BbDG   gone, woah (second time to second ending)

C/GCE     oh. (repeat to top)

second ending:

C/GCE  oh.

F/AF

G/BG

F/AF

G/BG

C/EG  Baby,

F/CFB baby,

G/DFA  I'd get down

F/B on my

G/BDA  knees for

C/CEG  you,

F/AF

G/BG

F/AF

G/BG

C/GCE  If you would

F/ACF  only

G/BDG  love me

F/FAC  like you

G/GBD  used to

C/GCE  do

F/FAC

G/GBD

F/FAC

G/GBD

C/GCE  We had a

F/ACF   love, a

G/GBD   love you

F/AD    don't find

G/BD  every

C/GCE   day.

F/FAC

G/GBD

F/FAC

G/GBD  So,

C/EGC  don't

F/FAC  don't

G/GBD  don't

F/FAC  let it

G/GBD  slip a

C/EGC   way

F/FA

G/GB

F/FA    You've

G/GBD   got to

CG/EC   bring back that

CA/FD    lovin' feeling,

GF/D    woah, that

CG/EC    lovin, feeling, Bring back that

DC/AF   lovin' feeling 'cause it's

C/DFBb   gone,

C/CFA     gone,

C/BbDG   gone, and I

C/DFBb    can't

C/CFA     go

C/BbDG    on,

C/BbDF    woah,

C/GCE    oh.

F/AF

G/BG

F/AF

G/BG

CG/EG

Have fun with the song.
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (In the Style of the Righteous Brothers) [Performance Track with Demonstration Vocals]

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Aural Awareness by Miles Donahue

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 Many have been led to believe that the blues scale is really all one needs to know in order to play over a blues chord progression. Although this is certainly a viable jazz tool when playing the blues, it is misleading to tell students it is the "main scale" used for improvising in this genre.

"Multi-instrumentalist Miles Donahue didn't get serious about jazz until he was forty-five years old."
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Here's an article from Miles Donahue...

Aural Awarenss: Out With The Blues Scale; In With The Mixolydian

Understanding the Blues Scale

When you use the blues scale of the key you are in, it's not usually used over the 
I chord, but over the IV or V chord. This means in the key of C, you would play 
the C blues scale against the F7 or the G7.
If you are a beginner, sit at the piano and experience improvising by hitting any
black key while someone else (a teacher) vamps on the two chords of a song.
These five notes are the minor pentatonic scale and when you add the A natural it
changes to the blues scale.
When you ask a student what the Mixolydian scale is, they usually tell you it is 
the scale where you flat the 7th. Well, this isn't exactly correct. Definitely that's the 
difference between a major scale and a Mixolydian scale.
Think of the Mixolydian scale as the scale within a major scale that starts on 
the fifth degree of that scale. Now the key signature for G Mixolydian has no sharps
and no flats (key of C). 
So, you're not  having sharps and flats but depending on simply knowing the notes in 
each major scale. A Mixolydian is 2 sharps (C# and F#), etc.
Here are some examples of Mixolydian Melodies in popular songs:
* Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered" starts with the descending line,
1, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1. Play these notes; E, D, C#, B, A, G#, E.
* "Pretty Woman" starts with an arpeggio of the Mixolydian chord (dominant 7th) -
and then the line ascends to the 9th - 1, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 8, 7. Play the following notes;
E, E, G#, B, D... E,E, G#, B, D, F#, E,D,...
* The Beatles' "Birthday" uses the passing tone of the 6 in its opening line, 1, 1, 3, 5,
7, 6, 5, 1. Play the notes; E, E, G#, B, D, C#, B.
* "Norwegian Wood" is a more difficult melody because it is longer and has bigger
interval skips. Play these single notes; B, C#, B, A, G#, F#, A, G#, E, D, A, C#, B.
* Another Beatles song, "Day Tripper," has a half step approach to the third (non Diatonic
note), as well as the 9th as part of the introductory melody. Diatonic means "from the key"
and generally diatonic melodies are much simpler than melodies that use non diatonic
notes. Play; E, G, G#, B, E, D, B, F#, B, D, E.
* George Benson's version of "Broadway" (5, 3, 1, 2, 5, 3, 1, 7, 2, 1, 5) is played in six
different mix keys. The song starts in Ab mix and modulates to Db, A, D, Bb, and Eb.
At the end of the song, the band vamps on Bb mix and that is where the improvising 
takes place. You will play; B, G#, E, F#, B, G#, E, D, F#, E, D.

I think we all need examples of many jazz tools before we can incorporate them into
into our own style of improvising. Now you have an understanding of the Mixolydian scale and
and you're learning one of the most important scales used in jazz.

For more information, visit his website, http://www.milesdonahue.com

Here's some Miles Donahue songs in iTunes:

Lights Out
Miles Donahue Standards Vol. 3 (Someone to Watch Over Me)
Close to You

If you're interested in reading some of my articles, here's a few:

Learn The Jazz Language

Four Tips To Playing Scales

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Learn To Play Old Cape Cod


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 I grew up singing this song with my father, along with Patti Page singing it, too. The words and music were written by Claire Rothrock, Milt Yakus and Allan Jeffrey back in 1956.

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Have you been to Massachusetts? You'll discover a variety of quaint villages, like the one above.
Wikipedia says, "Cape Cod, often referred to locally as simply the Cape, is a cape in the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States."

Here's the song I uploaded on YouTube, just in case you're not familiar with it.


I'm using these chords that I wanted to share with you.  You can do a google search for the song in different key signatures, if you like but I'm playing in the Key of Eb, slowly with 4/4 time signature.

Old Cape Cod

Patti Page

Eb                            Bbm7   Eb9 
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air. 
Ab                      Db9        
Quaint little villages here and there. 
Eb              C7               F    F7  Bb7
You're sure to fall in love with Old Cape Cod. 

#2. 
Eb                   Bbm7           Eb9 
If you like the taste of a lobster stew, 
Ab                         Db9    
served by a window with an ocean view. 
Eb              C7               F    Bb7 Eb 
You're sure to fall in love with Old Cape Cod. 

Chorus: 
Ab       Bb7                 Eb   Edim 
Winding roads that seem to beckon you, 
Fm7      Bb7               Ebmaj7    Eb7
miles of green beneath the skies of blue. 
Ab            Adim         Eb    Bbm  C7
Church bells chiming on a Sun..day morn, 
Fm7               F7         Bb7       Bb7#5
Remind you of the town where you were born. 

#3. 
Eb                            Bbm7     Eb9 
If you spend an evening you'll want to stay, 
Ab                        Db9       
watching the moonlight on Cape Cod Bay. 
Eb              C7               F    F7  Bb7
You're sure to fall in love with Old Cape Cod. 

Chorus: 

REPEAT#3. 

ADD: 
 Eb             C7               F7   Bb7   Eb   Fm  E7#9  Eb6/9
You're sure to fall in love with Old..Cape..Cod. 

Basically, I'm playing these slash chords:

L.H./ R.H.

EbG/ Eb *

BbAb/Db

EbG/F

AbEb/C

Db/Cb
EbG/G

CBb/EC

FA/C

CA/EbG

BbAb/DF * repeat

AbC/EbC

AbBb/DC

GBb/EbBb
EG/DbBb
FC/EbAb
FBb/DAb
EbBb/DG
EbBb/DbG
AC/F#ACD
BbEb/GBb
BbDb/FBb
BbC/EG
FC/EbA
FA/C
BbAb/DF
Bb/F# *repeat to beginning

Coda:

FA/EbC  Old

BbAb/D  Cape

EbG/E    Cod

FAb/C

EG#/DG

EbG/CFBb

Have fun with the song, playing slowly with expression.

Be sure and learn your chords through HearandPlay, founder Jermaine Griggs teaching Chords 101 and 102

Kind Regards,


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