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How to Play Fade Into You Chords by Mazzy Star on Guitar

“Fade Into You” is a song by the American alternative rock band Mazzy Star, released in 1993 as the first single from their second album, So Tonight That I Might See. The song is a slow, dreamy ballad that features the distinctive vocals of Hope Sandoval and the acoustic guitar of David Roback. The song has been covered by many artists, such as Natalie Imbruglia, Ben Harper, and Kelly Clarkson.

In this article, we will show you how to play “Fade Into You” on guitar, using the chords, strumming pattern, and tablature. We will also give you some tips on how to practice and improve your skills.

The Chords

The song is in the key of A major and uses only four chords: A, E, D, and F#m. These are all basic open chords that you should be familiar with. Here is how to play them:

[Intro]
 
A   E   Bm      x2
 
 
[Verse]
 
A         E              Bm
  I wanna hold the hand inside you
A         E                     Bm
  I wanna take the breath that's true
A           E             Bm
  I look to you and I see nothing
A           E             Bm
  I look to you to see the truth
 
A               E              Bm
  You live your life, you go in shadow
A              E                 Bm
  You'll come apart and you'll go black
A              E               Bm
  Some kind of night into your darkness
A             E                   Bm
  Colors your eyes with what's not there
 
 
[Chorus]
 
A  E     Bm
Fade into you
A         E       Bm
Strange you never knew
A  E    Bm     D
Fade into you
A         E               Bm
I think it's strange you never knew
 
 
[Instrumental]
 
A   E   Bm
A   E   Bm
A   E   Bm  D
A   E   Bm
 
 
[Verse]
 
A           E             Bm
  A strange light comes on slowly
A              E              Bm
  A stranger's heart without a home
A              E              Bm
  You put your hands into your head
A           E                Bm
  A million smiles cover your heart
 
 
[Chorus]
 
A  E     Bm
Fade into you
A         E       Bm
Strange you never knew
A  E    Bm     D
Fade into you
A         E               Bm
I think it's strange you never knew
 
A  E     Bm
Fade into you
A         E       Bm
Strange you never knew
A  E    Bm     D
Fade into you
A         E               Bm
I think it's strange you never knew
 
 
[Outro]
 
A         E               Bm
I think it's strange you never knew
A         E               Bm
I think it's strange you never knew

The Strumming Pattern

The strumming pattern for the song is also very simple: down-down-up-up-down-up for each chord. You can accentuate the first and third downstrokes to give it some rhythm. Here is how it looks like in tablature:

A       E       D       A
e|-----0-----0-----2-----0-----|
B|-----2-----0-----3-----2-----|
G|-----2-----1-----2-----2-----|
D|-----2-----2-----0-----2-----|
A|-0-0---0-0---2-2---0-0---0-0-|
E|-------0-0-------2-2-------0-|

F#m     E       D       A
e|-----2-----0-----2-----0-----|
B|-----2-----0-----3-----2-----|
G|-----2-----1-----2-----2-----|
D|---4---4-4---2-2---0-0---2-2-|
A|-4---4---4-4---2-2---0-0---0-|
E|-2-2---2-2-------0-0-------0-|

You can also add some variations to make it more interesting, such as adding some hammer-ons or pull-offs on some notes, or changing the timing slightly.

The Tablature

If you want to play the melody or solo parts of the song, you can use this tablature as a guide. It shows you which notes to play on which strings and frets. You can also listen to the song and try to figure out the notes by ear.

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-10--9--7--5--3--5--7--9--10--9--7--5--3--5--7~--|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-10p9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7~----|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Conclusion

“Fade Into You” is a beautiful song that you can learn to play on guitar with some basic chords and strumming. It is a great song to practice your fingerpicking, melody, and solo skills. You can also experiment with different capo positions, tunings, or effects to create your own version of the song. Have fun and enjoy playing “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star on guitar.

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