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Welcome to this Wish You Were Here Guitar Tutorial by Pink Floyd!
This has been perhaps the most requested song I’ve had. I’ve always wanted to do teach it but wanted to make sure my videos were at a high enough quality to do this song justice. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best and easiest way to teach thing song which is why it took so long, but here it is! Every single guitar part is taught in this lesson and broken down step by step.

At it’s core this song is structurally very simple. Rhythm wise, you only need to learn the main riff in the intro and then the verse chords. The trickiest part is perhaps learning all 3 solos included in the song. This is a COMPLETE lesson so this is the only video you’ll need to watch in order to learn everything.

Big thanks to Eric Ben for his vocals on this track, check out his Youtube channel here – https://www.youtube.com/user/ericbengayomali

Enjoy! Like this #wishyouwerehere video by #pinkfloyd and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave Tran (Your online guitar teacher 😁)

[Intro Rhythm]
                        Em7                              G                              
e|------------|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
B|------------|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
G|------------|---------0---------------0------|---------0----------------------|
D|---------0--|-2-------2-------------------2--|-0-------0-------------------0--|
A|-----0h2----|---------x----------------------|---------2---------------0h2----|
E|-3----------|---------x----------------------|---------3-----------3----------|
   + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                        D   D U   U D                    D   D U   U                      

                        Em7                              G
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             G|---------0---------------0------|---------0-----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-------------------2--|-0-------0-------------------0---|
             A|---------x----------------------|---------2---------------0h2-----|
             E|---------x----------------------|---------3-----------3-----------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                         D   D U   U D                    D   D U   U                  

                        Em7                              A7sus4 
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
             G|---------0----------------------|---------2----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-----------2---0------|---------2-------------------0--|
             A|---------x-------------------2--|-0-------0---------------0h2----|
             E|---------x----------------------|--------------------------------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                        D   D U   U                      D   D U   U D             

                        Em7                              A7sus4                           
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             G|---------0----------------------|---------2-----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-----------2---0------|---------2-----------------------|
             A|---------x-------------------2--|-0-------0-----------------------|
             E|---------x----------------------|---------------------------------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 
                        D   D U   U                      D   D U   U D   D U D U 

                        G
             e|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             B|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             G|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             D|-0------------------------------|-----------------------------0--|
             A|-2------------------------------|-------------------------0h2----|
             E|-3------------------------------|---------------------3----------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                D - - - D – D U – U D – D U D U  D - - - D – D U – U 

                        Em7                              G                              
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
             G|---------0---------------0------|---------0----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-------------------2--|-0-------0-------------------0--|
             A|---------x----------------------|---------2---------------0h2----|
             E|---------x----------------------|---------3-----------3----------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                        D   D U   U D                    D   D U   U                      

                        Em7                              G
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             G|---------0---------------0------|---------0-----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-------------------2--|-0-------0-------------------0---|
             A|---------x----------------------|---------2---------------0h2-----|
             E|---------x----------------------|---------3-----------3-----------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                         D   D U   U D                    D   D U   U                  

                        Em7                              A7sus4 
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
             G|---------0----------------------|---------2----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-----------2---0------|---------2-------------------0--|
             A|---------x-------------------2--|-0-------0---------------0h2----|
             E|---------x----------------------|--------------------------------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                        D   D U   U                      D   D U   U D             

                        Em7                              A7sus4                           
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             G|---------0----------------------|---------2-----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-----------2---0------|---------2-----------------------|
             A|---------x-------------------2--|-0-------0-----------------------|
             E|---------x----------------------|---------------------------------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 
                        D   D U   U                      D   D U   U D   D U D U 

                        G
             e|-3------------------------------|
             B|-3------------------------------|
             G|-0------------------------------|
             D|-0------------------------------|
             A|-2------------------------------|
             E|-3------------------------------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                D - - - D – D U – U D – D U D U   

[Verse]
C                           D/F#
So, so you think you can tell
              Am
Heaven from Hell
                   G
Blue skies from pain
                       D/F#
Can you tell a green field
                    C
From a cold steel rail
                Am
A smile from a veil
                       G
Do you think you can tell
                       C
Did they get you to trade
                    D/F#
Your heroes for ghosts
                  Am
Hot ashes for trees
                       G
Hot air for a cool breeze
                    D/F#
Cold comfort for change
               C
Did you exchange?
                      Am
A walk on part in the war
                      G
For a lead role in a cage

[Solo 2 Rhythm]
                        Em7                              G                              
e|------------|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
B|------------|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
G|------------|---------0---------------0------|---------0----------------------|
D|---------0--|-2-------2-------------------2--|-0-------0-------------------0--|
A|-----0h2----|---------x----------------------|---------2---------------0h2----|
E|-3----------|---------x----------------------|---------3-----------3----------|
   + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                        D   D U   U D                    D   D U   U                      

                        Em7                              G
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             G|---------0---------------0------|---------0-----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-------------------2--|-0-------0-------------------0---|
             A|---------x----------------------|---------2---------------0h2-----|
             E|---------x----------------------|---------3-----------3-----------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                         D   D U   U D                    D   D U   U                  

                        Em7                              A7sus4 
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3----------------------|
             G|---------0----------------------|---------2----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-----------2---0------|---------2-------------------0--|
             A|---------x-------------------2--|-0-------0---------------0h2----|
             E|---------x----------------------|--------------------------------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                        D   D U   U                      D   D U   U D             

                        Em7                              A7sus4                           
             e|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             B|---------3----------------------|---------3-----------------------|
             G|---------0----------------------|---------2-----------------------|
             D|-2-------2-----------2---0------|---------2-----------------------|
             A|---------x-------------------2--|-0-------0-----------------------|
             E|---------x----------------------|---------------------------------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 
                        D   D U   U                      D   D U   U D   D U D U 

                        G
             e|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             B|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             G|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             D|-0------------------------------|-----------------------------0--|
             A|-2------------------------------|-------------------------0h2----|
             E|-3------------------------------|---------------------3----------|
                1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  
                D - - - D – D U – U D – D U D U  D - - - D – D U – U 

[Chorus]
C                              D/F#
How I wish, how I wish you were here
            Am                                    G
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
                 D/F#
Year after year.
                                  C
Running over the same old ground.
                                  Am
What have we found the same old fears
                             G
Wish you were here...

[Outro Rhythm - same as Intro Rhythm]

Solo 1

Solo 2

Solo 3