Blind Melon – No Rain (Chords)
I originally had this one planned for the Acoustic Intros post. But in a fit of nostalgia I blundered into writing up the entire thing.
The chords are a bit tricky. There’s a fast switch between G and the dreaded E chord. You can make the transition a little quicker by using these alternative chord shapes. Or you can put a capo on the second fret and play it like this.
For the intro, chorus and solos do this on the E chord:
d – d – d u d
And this on the D:
u – u – u – u d u
Notice that you switch chords on the up strum. Together they sound like this:
In the verses you can use this twice on E and D and once on A:
d – d u – u d –
One long down strum on A and two down strums on G.
Here’s the intro. It’s nice and simple.
The verse follows a similar pattern and includes a few bends. Things get very tricky in the solo. I’ve had to move things around to fit them onto uke.
Here’s how it sounds: