March 2017

Starting the “Fire”

Learn how to play Pink’s Through the Looking Glass hit.

Click on the thumbnail images below to access “Just Like Fire” accompaniment charts for standard Modern Band ensemble instruments (guitar, keyboard, bass, drums).


A few notes about the symbols and terms here:  1) The G pentatonic scale is a five-note scale consisting of G, A, B, D, and E—in other words, it’s a major scale without the fourth (C) and seventh (F-sharp). 2) The guitar chord diagrams show how the chords should look on the fretboard. Their positions on the neck are indicated by the number to the left of the diagrams, which tell you what the lowest fret is. The numbers inside the black dots indicate which fingers of your fretting hand to use on which notes. 3) The Xs above the guitar and bass diagrams represent strings that shouldn’t be played, while the Os are strings that should be played open. 4) The  “comping pattern” (“comping” is short for accompaniment) in the keyboard chart shows the different parts played by the left and right hands; in this case, the left hand (black) and right hand (light gray) play in unison throughout.

If you still have questions about what’s in these charts, ask your teacher.