Wild Thing – The Troggs

Wild things is a song from The Troggs, very popular and easy to play.   It only consist on 3 chords:  A, D and E7.  In this lesson we will see how to play the melody for this song using your Cuatro.

Let’s practice the song

In this area you will find the lyrics and audio to play the melody and do a small impro.   Let’s first start by listening to the base audio.  This one doesn’t have any melody in it so it is ideal for you to practice.

Wild thing…you make my heart sing… You make everything Groovy I said wild thing… Wild thing, I think I love you But I wanna know for sure Come on, hold me tight I love you Wild thing…you make my heart sing… You make everything Groovy I said wild thing… Wild thing, I think you move me But I wanna know for sure So come on, hold me tight You move me Then let’s move forward to play the verse audio.  This audio has the verse “Wild thing… you make my heart sing…” part and you can repeat exactly the same by reading the tabs below:

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 |7                      |                          | 8 8 8 7                  |
 |     7                 |                          |           7              |
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 |8 8 8 7                |                          | 7                        |
 |         7             |                          |     7                    |
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The third audio will show you an example of a quick and simple impro you can do when playing the song.  Let’s study this:

Wild Thing Impro

We will be playing the impro in A key and using the third position (from 7th fret to 10th fret), we will play with the A scale and then move forward to some more advanced sounds:

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 |       10  8  7  8-7 |                        |           7  10  8  7    | 7-8-7
 |7    7               | 9-7     6     9     6  |7        7                |        9 7 6      7 9
 |                     |                        |       7                  |               9 7
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 |                     |                        |                      8   | 8  7
 |7         -9     7   | 6              7   6   |7           7     9       |        9   6       7
 |                     |         9 7            |                          |

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