Life By The Drop- Part 5

Final Chorus The final chorus delivers a one-two punch as we throw in a couple of guitar licks in between the vocal delivery. F#m (add lick here) Livin’ the dream! F#m (add lick here) My mind stoped achin’! The song finishes with the refrain: F#m D7 E A That’s how it’s happened, livin’ Life by the […]

Life By The Drop- Stevie Ray Vaughan

“Life By The Drop” Song Facts The song’s tempo is at about 98 beats per minute. It’s in standard 4/4 time and the rhythm uses a shuffle pattern. Stevie Ray Vaughan recorded the song using a 12 string acoustic guitar. If you don’t have a 12 string, that’s okay. It sounds great on a six-string […]

Life By The Drop- Part 2

Ok, we got that opening lick out of the way, so it’s all easier from here on out. After the opening lick, we’ll spend two measures to establish the rhythm before the vocals come in. It’s a slow shuffle pattern in the key of A.  

Life By The Drop- Part 3

Verse The verses of the song are 16 measures long. Each verse has 4 lines of lyrics, so if you do the math you’ll come to find that each line of the lyric will last 4 measures. [Verse 1] Hello there my old friend Not so long ago it was ’til the end We played […]

Life By The Drop- Part 4

Chorus The chorus really just feels like an extension of the verse. It’s 6 measures long and contains 3 lines of lyrics. [Chorus] You’re living our dreams, oh you on top My mind is aching, oh Lord it won’t stop That’s how it happens living life by the drop The first two lines follow a […]