As Henry W. Longfellow has once said, “Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and wait”, my self-education of guitar playing is still in progress. It takes willpower and perseverance to achieve dexterity in changing chords flawlessly and keeping rhythms while playing the guitar. Every famous guitarist including Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, who were also self-taught, has gone through the same phase I am in.
When I practice, I play guitar tabs easy to play with chords, such as G, A, Em, Dm, D7, D, Am, A7, C, E, E7, and G7, all of which are used in most of popular songs. And “Animal Instinct” by The Cranberries are composed of such chords as follows. The tabs herein are posted by the courtesy of www.guitartab.com.
Em Am C Suddenly something has happened to me D As I was having my cup of tea Em Am C Suddenly I was feeling depressed D I was utterly and totally stressed Em Am C D Do you know you made me cry Em Am C D Do you know you made me die Em Am And the thing that gets to me C D Is you’ll never really see Em Am And the thing that freaks me out C D Is I'll always be in doubt Em Am C It is a lovely thing that we have D It is a lovely thing that we Em Am C It is a lovely thing, the animal D The animal instinct So take my hands and come with me We will change reality So take my hands and we will pray They won't take you away They will never make me cry, no They will never make me die And the thing that gets to me Is you'll never really see And the thing that freaks me out Is I'll always be in doubt The animal, the animal, The animal instinct in me It's the animal, the animal, The animal instinct in me It's the animal, it’s the animal, It's the animal instinct in me x2
I can sing the song while playing the guitar. It’s such an exhilarating sensation to actively and tangibly participate in a musical activity!
And I love this song! Dolores of The Cranberries is a superb singer.