Blind Melon – No Rain (Tabs and Chords)


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.

Suggested Strumming

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:


MP3

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.


Verse Strum

Twiddly Bits

Here’s the intro. It’s nice and simple.

NoRainLead


Intro

No Rain (Lead Tab)

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:


MP3

Links

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9 Comments

  1. John August 27th, 2014 9:55 am

    Excellent rendition. I’m always happier after visiting your web site and reading your entries. Thx

  2. The Captain August 27th, 2014 10:53 am

    Can’t wait to try this out. Your ideas sound very cool. Man, what a blast from the past.

  3. Andreas August 27th, 2014 11:28 am

    Playing the E chord the way you do it is ever so easy so slide down to do the D chord with 2nd finger on the 4th string. It is, then, already in place for the consecutive A chord. Or am I doing it all wrong?

  4. Andreas August 27th, 2014 11:33 am

    And do excuse the dangling participle at the beginning of the comment above!

  5. Woodshed August 27th, 2014 12:03 pm

    John: Thanks!

    Captain: Thanks! Have fun playing it.

    Andreas: Thanks very much. That’s a very good point. I’ll get it fixed when I have the chance.

  6. Woodshed August 27th, 2014 12:06 pm

    Andreas: Oh, and let your participles dangle as free as you like around here!

  7. Judy Odrezin August 27th, 2014 1:30 pm

    video not available in my country??

  8. Les August 27th, 2014 9:37 pm

    “This video is not allowed in your country”
    WHAT!!>??!
    What is so bad about this video that we can’t watch it in the US?
    Now I’m REALLY interested!

  9. Woodshed August 27th, 2014 10:48 pm

    Judy and Les: It’s just the original video for the song. Probably a copyright thing. If you search YouTube for it you’ll be able to find a version you can watch there.

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