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“I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts is the soundtrack of the massive hit tv series in the 90s called “FRIENDS“. That is one of the greatest show ever! At least in my opinion! FRIENDS is my favorite show then and now.
The theme was written by the songwriters Allee Willis and Michael Skloff.
How to play “I’ll Be There For You”
Says Willis: “I had seen the pilot, and that one line (‘I’ll Be There For You’) had been given to me by Michael Skloff, who had started on the music, and it was just supposed to be about the loyalty of friends. That no matter how screwed up your life was, I’ll be there for you.”
Anyway, this post we will try to learn how to play the song “I’ll Be There For You”. As soon as you hear that catchy intro riff, the rhythm part of the verse and chorus, you’ll know that every guitarist who grew up in the ’90s must know how to play this great song by The Rembrandt.
The Rembrandt also is the group that brought us the hit song “Someone”. Which we’ll also learn how to play in future post here at RiffRiff.com.
How to Play “I’ll Be There For You” Guitar Riff
The song is in the key of A major.
The chords that you need to know to play the whole song are:
- For the Verse: A—G—-, A—-C#m—–
- For the pre-chorus: G (pause), Bm (pause), A (pause), G (pause), Bm (pause), A (pause), E major ——
- For the Chorus: A—D—E— (3x)
- Bridge: F#m— D— E—