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  / Nabiha     /
 / The Enemy  /

This song is very simple. It is the same round of 4 chords repeated all the way
through. And instead of notating that over and over again, I'll just notate how
many rounds each part of the song is.

                                                                  _ _ _ _ _ _ _
   The round:                                                    | | | | | | | |
  | D5 | F | C | D |                                          D5 | x x 0 2 3 x |
                                                                 |             |
                                                               F | 1 3 3 2 1 1 |
 Intro:      2 rounds                                            |             |
                                                               C | x 3 2 0 1 3 |
 Verse:      2 + 1                                               |             |
                                                               D | x x 0 2 3 2 |
 Chorus:     2                                                   |_____________|
 Intro:      1
 Verse:      2 + 1                                      
 Chorus:     2
                                                                 |             |
 Bridge:                                                      Bb | 6 8 8 7 6 6 |
| Bb | Gm | D | D |                                              |             |
| Bb | Gm | A | A |                                           Gm | 3 5 5 3 3 3 |
                                                                 |             |
                                                               A | x 0 2 2 2 0 |
 Breakdown:  2                                                   |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|

 Chorus:     2

 Outro:      2

I think the phrases in the Chorus are inspired by "Polovtsian Dances",
the famous theme from the russian opera "Prince Igor" by Alexander Borodin.
Check out this clip at 0:45 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C8frqCKKg)

The theme was also sung by Sissel Kyrkjebø in the chorus of "Prince Igor",
the '97-hit featuring rapper Warren G released on the concept-album
"The Rapsody Overture". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K0M1OV_XaY)

 Here's something extra for the more advanced players. This is heavy scale
 theory, so digest this slowly and play along with the scales when reading it!

 What's special about the round of chords is that mixes D minor and D major:

   The round:
   D5        F     C     D 
 | min/maj | min | min | maj |

 - It starts out on D5, a D chord with no 3rd, making it a D5.
   Here the scale can be both D minor and D major.
   The melody plays around with both scale ideas, so you can do just the same.
 - on F and C, the tonality is D minor.
 - on D, the tonality is obviously D major.

 When you're in the minor tonality, I suggest you just play a regular
 D minor scale: [D  E  F  G  A  Bb  C]

 When you're in the major tonality, I suggest you play a
 D mixolydian scale: [D  E  F#  G  A  B  C]
 This is a regular D major scale with the 7th step flattened from C# to C.
 I think this mixolydian scale has a minory flavor that fits the song very well.

    Bb    Gm    D         D
  | min | min | mixolyd | mixolyd |

    Bb    Gm    A     A
  | min | min | maj | maj |

 In the last 2 bars of A, however, you'll have to play a regular D major scale.
 Since you have to adjust your mixolydian scale to the A chord, which includes
 the note C#, you'll be adjusting that C back up to C#, where it came from. And
 there you have your regular D major scale again.

 Don't worry, with this little chapter I'm not telling you to wisely consider
 every single note you play. It's only to give you some inspiration you can draw
 from, if you want to explore scales to add some flavor to your solo playing.

 21st /October /10
 Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!

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