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Lesson notes

If You Leave was written and recorded by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) in 1986 for the soundtrack to the film Pretty In Pink. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 12 different triads used in the song. Several of them are played with added notes (4,6,9), so we’ll talk about how to do that. There are also a few chords that are played with a bass note other than the root – so we will cover slash chords As usual, we’ll first go through each part of the song with chords in root position – then follow that up by using the technique of finding the nearest inversion. In the song specific techniques section, I’ll give you some rhythmic ideas for making the sound song full even though you are only playing one keyboard…