The Way You Make Me Feel was a hit from Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to sing and play The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson.
Song learning protocol
For What's Up by Four Non Blondes, we are going to use our standard song learning protocol, which I outline in detail here.
Step #1: Learn the Chords
Step #2: Learn the groove
Step #3: Put it all together.
Let's Get Started!!
Lyrics and chords to The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson
To find the lyrics to any song, just do a Google search of the name of the song plus "lyrics and chords". You'll usually find a site like Ultimate Guitar, which will give you a chord chart like this one below.
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Below you'll find an excerpt of the lyrics and chords. The full chart is available to members only on The Versatile Musician membership site. Learn more.
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Next step: Learn the groove of The Way You Make Me Feel
The groove of The Way You Make Me Feel is a Shuffle. The pattern can be notated in 4/4 time, but it has a definitive 12/8 feel. The eighth notes of the bass line are swung like in jazz.
Last step: Put it all together
Remember that you can (and should!) customize this song to fit your skill level. If the chord inversions are too challenging for you, then play them all in root position.
Try to avoid getting stuck in the little details! The goal is for you to learn to sing and play more songs - no drown in a pool of perfectionism! Have fun - it's only music!
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