Originally Posted by nukaidee
So I did some homework.. and chorded the chorus.
IV VI V
Jesus can you show me just how far the east is from the west
‘Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me
VI I V
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
ii I VI
‘Cause you know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
So I guess now the question is how does one walk from VI I V?
i'm not sure if you knew this already, but i actually played on that album and on that song, so hopefully i can point you in the right direction.
the tune is based around the key of F# minor, so for the most part all of the chords fall into the harmonization of the A major scale. (A maj, B min, C# min, D maj, E maj, F# min, G# dim) knowing that helps you to know what notes you can use to play fills or transitional parts. a simple explanation is that you can use notes from the A major scale (A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#) or any of its derivative modes (B dorian, C# phrygian, D lydian, E mixolydian, F# aeolian, G# locrian) to play fills in the tune. if you don't know about modes yet, no problem. all of the ones i have mentioned contain only the notes from the A major scale, so if you can play an A major scale, you have all the info you need to get started!
hope that helps,