Cream – White Room (Chords)

Cream – White Room (Chords)

Sad news this week of, bass playing legend, Jack Bruce’s death. As my little tribute, here’s a write up of one of his biggest hits.

In the chord sheet above I’ve included the standard chord shapes. But I like to use these slightly trickier inversions:

White Room (Alternate Chords)

(Aside: The ukulele once owned by Cream’s producer has a colourful history – although this ukulele was more expensive.)

Suggested Strumming

Intro and Middle: This is in 5/4 time. So you can just do five down strums for each chord. But I like to ape the drums and do a triplet strum on the second bit. So it sounds like this:

Intro Strum

Verses: You can stick with just down strums here too. Twice each on D – C – G and once each Bb – C.

Verse Strum

Bridges: I like to go with d – d u – u d –


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Eric Clapton’s For Jack (MP3 link)

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