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Wish You Were Here tab : Intro and Rhythm

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 Song Wish You Were Here                                  

 

 Album: Wish You Were Here

 Rated Easy/Intermediate

 Practice Time 20 mins per day


 

Wish You Were Here gives a nice bluesy acoustic guitar sound in both chords and single notes. Here I shall so you how to play the solo which is the offcial sound and solo that David Gilmour plays and one of the best ones that you can find on the anywhere!

The Wish You Were Here tab solo consists of 3 solo parts. An intro guitar solo that plays over the first guitar during the intro, after the first verse, in the middle of the song and at the end of the song.

The hardest skill about playing this solo would be the speed and how long to hold particular notes and the timing of the bends. The notes are quite simple but it requires good tone from your own fingers but the best thing for this is time and practice and naturally you will improve.

The whole of the song is performed on an acoustic guitar both solo and chords.

The intro is played on a 12 string guitar and the solo uses a 6 string high strung guitar. If you don't have either of these then just use your electric guitar but on CLEAN mode. Do not use distortion.

You can mix and match these tones between your amp and effects processor if you have one.

Before you get started, here is the key, notations used to express the technical playing skills.

Key  
p pull-off
h hammer-on
b bend
/ slide up
\ slide down
~ vibrato
r release
x muted note
1/2 half bend
1/4 quarter bend

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wish You Were Here tab

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This is the introduction solo and acts as the melody of the song and sounds great when played. It is a mixture of singlur notes and double and triple stops. This is played on the first guitar and it ends at number 3.

 

Wish You Were Here tab : Intro2

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Wish You Were Here tab : Intro3

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Wish You Were Here tab : Intro4; Second guitar

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Ok lets kick off... Here, I will help you with playing the solo by explaining the tabbed diagrams to make it easier where need be.Start off the first solo by playing the 2nd fret on the 3rd string and slide up to the 4th fret. Then play the 3rd fret on the 2nd string, 5th fret 2nd string, 4th fret 3rd string, 3rd fret 2nd string, 4th fret 3rd string, 2nd fret 3rd string, and then play the open 3rd string which means pluck the string with your plectrum without doing anything else. Do the same again on the 4th string. After, slide up to the 2nd fret on the 5th string and then play the open 4th string twice.

This next part involves some unique playing which includes all slides. Slide up from the 3rd fret to the 5th fret on both the 1st and 2nd strings at the same time and then slide back down to the 3rd fret again. The next slide is slightly different. Slide up from the 3rd fret again to the 5th fret on the 2nd string whilst at the same time using the 3rd string slide up from the 2nd fret to the 4th fret and back down again and play the open 3rd string on release. Perform the last two slides again.

 

Wish You Were Here tab : Intro Solo 5; Second guitar

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The first four or five notes on this part is the same as the start of the solo expressed above. When you get to the 5th fret 2nd string bend all the way up and then release the bend down and play the 3rd fret. When you get to the bend on the 4th fret 3rd string, bend all the way up and cut off the play when releasing the bend. After playing the bend mute the string with your hand whIch. Do the same again on the 3rd string after playing the 3rd and 5th frets on the 2nd string.

 

Wish You Were Here tab : Intro Solo 6; Second guitar

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Here, the first part is the same as the start of solo. Approaching the 5th fret 2nd string, perform the bend at this fret twice and mute the string on releasing the bend as before. Play this bend once more time and play it returning the bend down before hitting the 3rd and 5th frets. The intro solo ends with a bend on the 3rd string. Bend at the 4th fret, return it and play the 2nd fret.

Achieved playing the solo?!!

Great....Your technical, speed and timing skills should now be good. Remember it doesn't just mean that you can play this solo but you have added more talent to your overall playing ability, which means that you should be a touch better at playing anything from now on

 

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