Welcome to my site and to this page on how to play My Love Is Alive by Gary Wright. Also on this page you'll find my demo video clip which will help with what I explain in this article and a free downloadable tab in the upper top left menu..
I should point out that the real name of this song is "Love Is Alive", which was Gary Wright's original title.
When the song was covered in 1984 by Chaka Khan, she renamed the song "My Love Is Alive".
Gary Wright was a broadway performer in his early days. Remember Florence Henderson from The Brady Bunch? Well Wright performed on Broadway in over 800 performances of the musical "Fanny".
While living in Europe in 1967, Wright performed in a few bands and ended playing in both bands at the same time
at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970. Attendance at this annual festival, which ran for 3 years, topped 700,000
which was larger than Woodstock. The Isle Of Wight is the largest Island in the English Channel and is located
a few miles off the coast of Hampshire.
During this time Gary Wright managed to meet George Harrison and played piano on one of Harrisons songs "All Things Must Pass".
He eventually began as a solo artist and released his first album in 1975 entitled Dream Weaver. Two singles, "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive", both went to $2 on the charts. Dream Weaver in 1975 and Love Is Alive in 1976.
This song Im playing with a Capo on the first fret AND with standard pitch tuning ... which allows me to
play this song in E instead of F. The intro chord here is a B7 formation without the index finger played
up on the 7th fret. If you want to, use the index finger to play the top E string on the 7th.
The chords for the remainder of the song are E, G, A, and D. When the song changes to the break part where Im singing "My Love Is Alive" ... Im playing a G and A chord with an open bottom string as I slide between these two positions. You can play the bottom string fretted if you'd like. (Grab The Free Tab in the top left menu).
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