Kate Micucci/The Gooch – Mr Moon (Chords)

Kate Micucci – Mr Moon (Chords)

Hmm, not so keen on Kate Micucci’s Scrubs song this week (and Zach Braff literally phoned in his performance) but she does a very funny angry. So back to the cute/beautiful Mr Moon which made an appearance on the last episode.

Strumming Pattern Suggestion

Nothing taxing in the chords, but some of the changes come in unexpected places.

On the C Dm F G parts:

d – d u for each chord (but I like to do d u d u for the G chord)

On the C Dm F C parts, the F chord is half a best shorter. So you play d u d on the F chord then u on the C chord. Like this:

For the chorus d – d u will see you through the G and C chords. For the Dm chord, she gets a bit funky with it and doesn’t strum until the second beat. For example, the bar starts on the word ‘smiled’ but she doesn’t strum until the word ‘while. So you get this sort of strum pattern:

– – d – – u d u

On other parts of the song, she does play the first beat (with a down strum).

Phew! Let me know if this stuff is helpful to those of you wanting strum patterns – I’m still feeling my way around describing strum patterns.

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  1. Braden February 15th, 2009 10:19 pm

    Hi Al,

    Any advice you have on strum patterns is always welcome! Thanks.

  2. Alice February 16th, 2009 12:13 am

    Hey thanks for putting up the strum patterns. I find it really hard to do different strums because when I went to guitar lessons when I was 9 we only ever learned down, down, up, up, down, up. So when I quit after a year it was the only one I knew so everytime I played a song, I used a variation of that.. So now I really struggle with strumming :(

  3. Art Crocker February 16th, 2009 5:20 pm

    Al, The strum patterns ARE helpful. AS others have mentioned, one tends to get locked into certain patterns. Thus your notes a very useful to get one to try something else.

  4. Woodshed February 16th, 2009 5:48 pm

    Thanks, guys. I’m glad people are finding it useful.

  5. Jason February 18th, 2009 12:22 am

    Anybody know (or a site that has) the chords to the pregnant song? I want to play it for a friend who’s having a baby.

  6. Steven Ray Morris February 18th, 2009 5:58 pm

    It’s so bizarre seeing her on Scrubs, but it’s awesome. She’s so adorable!

  7. Woodshed February 20th, 2009 7:23 am

    Jason: I’ve had a quick look at the pregnant song and it’s mostly G – C – D.

    Steven: I know what you mean. I feel the need to cheer every time she turns up on screen.

  8. Sarah February 20th, 2009 6:24 pm

    I have worked out a tab I would love to share with everyone, I just dont know how to transcribe it as of yet, anyone got any pointers? Thanks

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  10. Lindsey July 13th, 2010 2:57 pm

    Thanks for these tabs, this song is adorable and my new favorite thing to play! Thanks for breaking down the strumming, it’s one of the reasons I love your site so much :)

  11. Woodshed July 13th, 2010 8:58 pm

    Lindsey: Glad you found it useful. I’m never sure if I’m getting the strums across right.

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  13. kwokkie July 14th, 2012 7:42 pm

    The strum patterns helped me out a lot. Many thanks!

  14. Woodshed July 15th, 2012 1:19 pm

    kwokkie: Glad I could help!

  15. JerseyPunker June 19th, 2013 7:44 pm

    This YouTube video shows the whole song to help get a better idea of how to play it. I’m still working on it LOL Best of luck!


  16. Woodshed June 20th, 2013 11:19 am

    JerseyPunker: Thanks for the link.

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