Tonic Solfa & Chord Progression of Memories by Maroon 5

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Memories was sung by Maroon 5, a popular American pop band. The song is among the others in their Album named "Jordi" and it was released in 2021. The arrangement of the song is quite simple.


Remember that in the tonic solfa of Memories, the notes with the apostrophe mark are to be played in the next higher octave than those without. Also, in the chord progression of Memories, the chords are placed near the syllable they were struck in the song. It is your knowledge of time signature that will assist you in timing your chords.


Solfa Notation or Tonic Solfa of Memories by Maroon 5.

Tonic Solfa of Memories by Maroon 5


Here's to the ones that we got

 s'       m'   f'      s'      m'   f'    s'

Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not

  m'        d'   r'     m'     d'    r'       m'     d'    r'     m'

'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories

   r'        d'      l           l         l        l  s       l   s    s

Of everything we've been through

 s    l   l      l         l         d'       t


Toast to the ones here today

   s'     m'   f'      s'      m'   f'   s'

Toast to the ones that we lost on the way

   m'     d'   r'      m'    d'    r'    m'   d'    r'     m'

'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories

     r'       d'       l           l        l       l    s     l    s     s

And the memories bring back, 

   s     s     l     l   l         t       d'

memories bring back yo

 t    t    t         t         d'    d'


There's a time that I remember, 

    d'      r'    m'      s'  s'  m'  l'   m'

when I did not know no pain

    r'   m'  f'   f'      f'      m'   d'

When I believed in forever, 

   r'    m'  f'    f'    f'   m' m' r' d'

and everything would stay the same

    l    d'   d'   d'       d'       m'    d'      r'


Now my heart feel like December 

   d'      r'     m'    l'    l'    m' s'   m'

when somebody say ode

   m'      m'  f'   s'     f'    m'  d'

'Cause I can't reach out to call you, 

r'  m'  f'         f'      f'   m' m'  r' d'

but I know I will one day, yeah

  d' d'   d'    r'  m'    f'    r'       d'


Everybody hurts sometimes

 d' d'  d' d'     m'      d'      d'

Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy

 d' d'  d' d'     m'     d'     t       t     d'

Everything will be alright

  d' d'   d'       d'  m'   d'  d'

Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

 d'    d'      d'   d'     s'      d'    t      d'



Here's to the ones that we got

 s'       m'   f'      s'      m'   f'    s'

Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not

  m'        d'   r'     m'     d'    r'       m'     d'    r'     m'

'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories

   r'        d'      l           l         l        l  s       l   s    s

Of everything we've been through

 s    l   l      l         l         d'       t


Toast to the ones here today

   s'     m'   f'      s'      m'   f'   s'

Toast to the ones that we lost on the way

   m'     d'   r'      m'    d'    r'    m'   d'    r'     m'

'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories

     r'       d'       l           l        l       l    s     l    s     s

And the memories bring back, 

   s     s     l     l   l         t       d'

memories bring back yo

 t    t    t         t         d'    d'



doo doo, doo doo doo doo

   s'    m'      r'      r'      r'     d'

Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo

  r'      m'    f'     m'     r'      r'     r'      d'

Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo

  r'      m'    f'     m'     r'      r'     r'    

Memories bring back, memories bring back yo

 d'   d'  d'       s'      d'        t     t   t        t         d'     d'



There's a time that I remember when I never felt so lost

     d'     r'    m'     s'  s'  m'  l'   m'      r'    m' f' f'      f'  m'   d'

When I felt all of the hatred 

   r'    m'  f'   f'  f'   m'   m' d'

was too powerful to stop 

  d'     d'    d'  d'   m'  d'   r'


Now my heart feel like an ember 

   d'     r'      m'     s'    s'   m'   l'   m'

and it's lighting up the dark

  r'   m'     f'   m'   f'    m'   f' m'

I'll carry these torches for ya 

 r'  m' f'     m'     f'    m'    m'  d'

that you know I'll never drop

  d'     d'      d'     d'  m' f'     r'



Everybody hurts sometimes

 d' d'  d' d'     m'      d'      d'

Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy

 d' d'  d' d'     m'     d'     t       t     d'

Everything will be alright

  d' d'   d'       d'  m'   d'  d'

Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

 d'    d'      d'   d'     s'      d'    t      d'



Here's to the ones that we got

 s'       m'   f'      s'      m'   f'    s'

Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not

  m'        d'   r'     m'     d'    r'       m'     d'    r'     m'

'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories

   r'        d'      l           l         l        l  s       l   s    s

Of everything we've been through

 s    l   l      l         l         d'       t


Toast to the ones here today

   s'     m'   f'      s'      m'   f'   s'

Toast to the ones that we lost on the way

   m'     d'   r'      m'    d'    r'    m'   d'    r'     m'

'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories

     r'       d'       l           l        l       l    s     l    s     s

And the memories bring back, 

   s     s     l     l   l         t       d'

memories bring back oh

 t    t    t         t         d'    d'



doo doo, doo doo doo doo

   s'    m'      r'      r'      r'     d'

Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo

  r'      m'    f'     m'     r'      r'     r'      d'

Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo

  r'      m'    f'     m'     r'      r'     r'    

Memories bring back, memories bring back yo

 d'   d'  d'       s'      d'        t     t   t        t         d'     d'


doo doo, doo doo doo doo

   s'    m'      r'      r'      r'     d'

Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo

  r'      m'    f'     m'     r'      r'     r'      d'

Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo

  r'      m'    f'     m'     r'      r'     r'    

Memories bring back, memories bring back yo

 d'   d'  d'       s'      d'        t     t   t        t         d'     d'


Memories bring back, memories bring back yo

 d'   d'  d'       s'      d'        t     t   t        t         d'     d'



Chord Progression of Memories by Maroon 5

Chord Progression of Memories by Maroon 5


The chord progression of Memories takes us back to one of the common and simple progressions in music. It is no other but the I-V-VI-III-IV-I-IV-V, which is further interpreted as (doh-soh-lah-mi-fah-doh-fah-soh).


Remember, as always, your knowledge of time signature is needed here in order to struck the chords at the perfect time.


Here's(doh) to the ones that(soh) we got

Cheers(lah) to the wish you(mi) were here, but you're not

'Cause the drinks(fah) bring back all(Doh) the memories

Of ev(fah) erything we've been(soh) through


Toast(doh) to the ones here(soh) today

Toast(lah) to the ones that(mi) we lost on the way

'Cause the drinks(fah) bring back all(Doh) the memories

And the me(fah) mories bring back(soh), memories bring back yo


There's a time(doh) that I remem (soh) ber, 

when I did(lah) not know no pain(mi)

When I be(fah) lieved in fore(doh)ver , 

and everything(fah) would stay the same(soh)

Now my heart(doh) feel like Decem(soh) ber 

when somebo(lah) dy say ode(mi)

'Cause I can't(fah) reach out to call(doh) you, 

but I know(fah) I will one day(soh)


(Doh) Everybo(soh)dy hurts sometimes

E(lah) verybody hurts some(mi) day, ayy ayy

(fah) everything gon' be(doh) alright

Go(fah) and raise a glass and(soh) say, ayy


Here's(doh) to the ones that(soh) we got

Cheers(lah) to the wish you(mi) were here, but you're not

'Cause the drinks(fah) bring back all(doh) the memories

Of ev(fah) erything we've been(soh) through


Toast(doh) to the ones here(soh) today

Toast(lah) to the ones that(mi) we lost on the way

'Cause the drinks(fah) bring back all(doh) the memories

And the me(fah) mories bring back(soh), memories bring back yo


Doo(doh) doo doo, (soh) doo doo doo doo

(lah) Doo doo doo doo (mi), doo doo doo doo

(fah) Doo doo doo doo (doh), doo doo doo

Me(fah) mories bring back(soh) , memories bring back yo


There's a time(doh) that I remem(soh) ber 

when I ne(lah) ver felt so lost(mi)

When I felt(fah) all of the ha(doh) tred 

was too po(fah) werful to stop(soh)


Now my heart(doh) feel like an em(soh) ber 

and it's light(lah) ing up the dark(mi)

I'll carry(fah) these torches for(doh)  ya 

that you know(fah) I'll never drop(soh) 


(Doh) Everybo(soh)dy hurts sometimes

E(lah) verybody hurts some(mi) day, ayy ayy

(fah) everything gon' be(doh) alright

Go(fah) and raise a glass and(soh) say, ayy


Here's(doh) to the ones that(soh) we got

Cheers(lah) to the wish you(mi) were here, but you're not

'Cause the drinks(fah) bring back all(doh) the memories

Of ev(fah) erything we've been(soh) through


Toast(doh) to the ones here(soh) today

Toast(lah) to the ones that(mi) we lost on the way

'Cause the drinks(fah) bring back all(doh) the memories

And the me(fah) mories bring back(soh), memories bring back yo


Doo(doh) doo doo, (soh) doo doo doo doo

(lah) Doo doo doo doo (mi), doo doo doo doo

(fah) Doo doo doo doo (doh), doo doo doo

Me(fah) mories bring back(soh) , memories bring back yo


Doo(doh) doo doo, (soh) doo doo doo doo

(lah) Doo doo doo doo (mi), doo doo doo doo

(fah) Doo doo doo doo (doh), doo doo doo

Me(fah) mories bring back(soh) , memories bring back yo


Doo(doh) doo doo, (soh) doo doo doo doo

(lah) Doo doo doo doo (mi), doo doo doo doo

(fah) Doo doo doo doo (doh), doo doo doo

Me(fah) mories bring back(soh) , memories bring back yo


Me(fah) mories bring back(soh) , memories bring back yo



So guys, there you have the correct and complete Tonic Solfa of Memories and also the Chord Progression of Memories by Maroon 5. Thanks for reading. God bless.

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