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Welcome to this Sound Of Silence Guitar Tutorial by Simon & Garfunkle!
This is an all time classic folk/country song and just has such a great melody to it. In the lesson I’ll teach you a nice and easy fingerpicking pattern you can use for the verse/intro and then some nice and easy strummed chords. The trickiest part about this song is the small variances in timing between verses to suit to vocals.

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 #soundofsilence video by #simonandgarfunkle and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave Tran (Your online guitar teacher 😁)


TABS/CHORDS

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      CAPO ON 6TH
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[Intro]   
   Asus2                 
e|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|
B|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
G|-2-------2-------|-2-------2-------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   

[Verse 1]
   G                 G                 Am                Am                
e|---3-------3-----|---3-------3-----|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|
B|-------3-------3-|-------3-------3-|-------1-------1-|-------1-------1-|
G|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
E|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

   F       C                           F       C                          
e|---1-------0-----|---0-------0-----|---1-------0-----|---0-----|
B|-------1-------1-|-------1-------1-|-------1-------1-|-------1-|
G|-----2-------0---|-----2-------0---|-----2-------0---|-----0---|
D|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|---------|
A|---------3-------|-3-------3-------|---------3-------|-3-------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 

   F                                   C                         Am                
e|---1-------1-----|---1-------1-----|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|
B|-------1-------1-|-------1-------1-|-------1-------1-|-------1-------1-|
G|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------2---|
D|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-3-------0-------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

   C         G                  Asus2             Am 
e|---0-----|---3-------3-----|---0---0---0---0-|-0---------------|
B|-------1-|-------3-------3-|-----0-------0---|-1---------------|
G|-----0---|-----0-------0---|-2-------2-------|-2---------------|
D|---------|-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|
A|-3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
E|---------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


[Verse 1]
                        G
   Hello darkness, my old friend,
                           Am
I've come to talk with you again,
                     F       C
Because a vision softly creeping,
                       F       C
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
        F                             C
And the vision that was planted in my brain
  Am
Still remains
C           G        Am
Within the sound of silence.

[Verse 2]
                        G
In restless dreams I walked alone
                        Am
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
                   F        C
'neath the halo of a street lamp,
                          F        C
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
        F                                        C
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
Am
That split the night
 C              G        Am
And touched the sound of silence.

[Verse 3]
                         G
And in the naked light I saw
                           Am
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
                   F       C
People talking without speaking,
                   F        C
People hearing without listening,
               F                       C
People writing songs that voices never share
  Am
And no one dare
C           G        Am
Disturb the sound of silence.

[Verse 4]
                         G
Fools said I, you do not know
                      Am
Silence like a cancer grows.
                     F           C
Hear my words that I might teach you,
                    F           C
Take my arms that I might reach you.
       F                           C    Am 
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
   C
And echoed
       G        Am
In the wells of silence

[Verse 5]
                         G
And the people bowed and prayed
                     Am
To the neon God they made.
                         F      C
And the sign flashed out its warning,
                      F     C
In the words that it was forming.
                       F
And the sign said, the words of the prophets
                           C
Are written on the subway walls
             C      Am
And tenement halls.
         C           G         Am
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.
[Outro]   
   Asus2                 
e|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|-0-|
B|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-1-|
G|-2-------2-------|-2-------2-------|-2-|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-2-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|---|