• Song:

    Too Shy

  • Artist:


  • Album:

    The Greatest Hits

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Principal Key: Eb5  

F5                 G5  

Tyler?s Notes on Intro/Chorus  

      The Intro/Bridge is comprised of two minor chords in the key of Eb (Fm7 and Gm7)  

on top of a pedal note of Bb.  This Bb pedal note effectively transfers the Intro into the  

Verse, which starts on a chord with the same root note Bbm.  


Principal Key: 

Bb5                                    Eb5                                       F5  
Tongue tied or short of breath, don't even try  
Try a little harder  
Bb5                                   Eb5                               F5  
Something's wrong, I'm not naive, you must be strong  
Ooh, baby, try  

Tyler?s Notes on the Verse  

      The Verse consists entirely of minor chords.  Beggs? use of Ebm7 and, more  

specifically, Fm7, indicate his preference of the Modal Minor over the  

Classical Minor.  The fact this section is comprised entirely of minor chords  

helps distinguish it from other sections of the song.  


Principal Key: 

Ab5     Db5                       Gb5  Db5                     Ab5        Db5       Gb5
                          Hey girl,             move a little closer... 

Tyler?s Notes on the Pre-Chorus 

      The beginning of this section is somewhat harmonically ambiguous.  

The major chords should be played without the third, which stands for ?No Chord.?  

It becomes clear that we are in Db when we finally hear the implied Db7 chord 

as Limahl utters, ?You?re?? before the chorus begins.  


Principal Key: 

Eb5        Db5            B5  
Too shy, shy  
          B5               Bb5  
Hush, hush?eye to eye  

Last Chorus Variation:  

Eb5        Db5  
Too shy, shy  
Hush, hush???..  

Tyler?s Notes on the chorus  
      The chorus is comprised of a fairly basic descending progression.  
It is interesting, as it goes out of key.  The Bb7/#5 is an unusual chord for pop music...
but then again...Kajagoogoo were an unusual band!  
Unusually good, that is.
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