- Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here Chords
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Wish You Were Here Guitar Lesson
Learn how to strum and solo over Wish You Were Here!
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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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The strumming pattern is simple and repetitive, causing a meditative effect which works well with the longing lyrical theme of Wish You Were Here.
More detail for the right hand is found in David Gilmour‘s solo playing during the intro.
As well as the video, listen to the original recording and hear how much attention to detail there is in the guitar licks.
This is David Gilmour’s main strength, he makes every note sound like it came from the bottom of his heart.
Right Hand Dynamics
As well as focusing on vibrato and string pressure of the left hand when soloing, the right hand plays an important part too.
As you play slow blues licks, every aspect of the note is heard, this means that details down to pick angle and pressure makes a huge difference to the tone.
On electric this is even more apparent than on acoustic since volume knob and force of pick/fingers can move between clean and distorted.
But don’t underestimate this stuff on acoustic, for here it is all about actual technique.
Experimentation is the key.