- Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here Chords
Learn how to play Wish You Were Here!
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- Rhythm Lesson
Wish You Were Here Guitar Lesson
Wish You Were Here Lyrics
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- David Gilmour
David Gilmour Biography
Lead singer and guitarist of Pink Floyd!
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Pink Floyd Biography
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The greatest lesson when learning Wish You Were Here might be in playing something simple really well.
Wish You Were Here chords are simple and form this progression:
This simple variation drives the tune forward and makes playing the song meditative.
The opening licks Gilmour play use the minor pentatonic scale.
The Stadium meets campfire trick have been attempted by so many rock bands since Wish You Were Here, it’s actually difficult to think of one that doesn’t sound a bit like “the original”.
As you saw in beginner guitar songs, most classic guitar ballads use the chords of G Am C and D.
Classic Acoustic Guitar Tricks
It’s hard to imagine an epic “one acoustic guitar” kind of song before Wish You Were Here.
It is almost as if it is written to be played in a stadium.
Even the hammer on’s are classics, repeated many times since.
Copied by hundreds of other famous songs in progression, chord shapes and guitar style it is compulsory to learn a song like Wish You Were Here note for note.
The video lesson is as close as I could get.
No one can play it like Gilmour, but there’s a great lesson in trying!
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