Hey guys, today we’re learning one of the most classic acoustic tunes ever, “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd. It’s one of the most classic acoustic tunes of all time!
In this lesson, we’ll break down the intro, chords, and strumming patterns. You’ll need to know E minor, G, and A7sus4 chords for the intro. Keep your pinky on the 3rd fret of the high E and your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the B string throughout the intro. Start by playing the open A and hammering on the 2nd fret of the A string, followed by the open D and 2nd fret of the D string. Then strum the E minor chord.
Switch to the G chord, and play the same pattern with an added 3rd fret on the low E. Next, play the A7sus4 chord. The intro will repeat, but with a few variations. After mastering the intro, let’s move on to the chords and strumming patterns for the rest of the song.
For the verses, we’ll use C, D, A minor, and G chords. The strumming pattern is down-down-down-down-down-up-down-down-down-down-down-up-down-down-down-up-down-up-down-up-down-up. Start with the C major chord, followed by D, A minor, and G. Repeat this progression, and then finish with the intro riff.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this lesson on “Wish You Were Here.” Take care!