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Lesson Guide -
The Power of Love
arranged and performed by
This global hit is right up there with
the greatest of ‘power ballads’,
Beautifully sung and recorded by
Celine Dion and covered by artists
like Jennifer Rush and so many
This arrangement is in the original
key of Ab/Fm. I have tried to keep it
simple but worthy of learning
because of the numerous
‘techniques’ I’ve included. Some students will
recognise many of them i.e bends, hammers, pull
off’s, slides etc. Practicing the chords is a
worthwhile challenge too!
The thing to concentrate on with an emotional
ballad like this is the ‘feel’ in which you play each
phrase. Some quiet (especially the fills) and
some louder. This is called applying dynamics to
your playing - very important, and takes practice!
As usual I’ve arranged and included
a bespoke backing track for you to
use. Its royalty free (because I
arranged & Played it) so your free to
use it if you perform this tune to an
Finally watch the timing especially
when playing the first few phrases.
There is no percussion to guide you
so count 1,2,3,4,-1,2. (I’ll teach you
this tempo in class if your not sure).
A slow tempo ballad like this is hard to TAB
because the end result is dependant on how you
choose to play it, and of course your technical
level. It’s ok to play it minimal, sticking to the TAB
or ‘improvise’ around the melody and fills using
notes from the Ab/Fm major scale or chord
tones/scales. For those students interested in
‘improvising’ I have attached the Ab Major scale
to guide you.
Whatever way you decide to play this tune the
end result will be unique to you so enjoy!
Sample - The Power of Love (Edited)
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