Wish You Were Here

By: Pink Floyd

Hey guys. I am excited to let you all know that I have begun a long-term partnership with Blue Lava Guitars. They sent me Blue Lava guitar for my “Never Going Back Again” tab video and I fell in love with it! I am playing this guitar at the 2:24 and 4:08 mark in this video. I chose these sections for this guitar because it has some really cool effects built into it. The sound of these effects come out of the sound hole even when you play it unplugged! Very neat indeed. I am using it’s onboard chorus effect for the solos because I felt it complimented it considering I am not “scat singing” like Gilmour did on the original take. This created a doubling effect for the leads which I really liked. If you would like to learn more about Blue Lava guitars, there are links in the description of this video.

Also, I would like to give a special thanks to Patrons who recently voted for this song in a poll. Your support is greatly appreciated! Just a couple quick notes. I listened closely to the strumming patterns and could hear Gilmour strumming certain strings when he was feeling it out. I tabbed this out as closely as possible. I guess the general rule of thumb is to not do a full strum all the time. Just in certain parts. For the most part, a down strum would be the top strings, and an up strum would be the bottom.

Sometimes, there’s just a simple bass note. No need to be exact all the time. Simply use the tab as a guide line and feel it out! If your significant other tells you that it sounds good, you are doing something right. Also with regards the scat singing as I mentioned above for the guitar solos, I couldn’t hear much of the acoustic guitar in the studio take. It sounds pretty hidden in the mix. For this being a tab video, I made the guitar more prevalent and tabbed out more so what I’m hearing him sing. David Gilmour is a phenomenal player.

I think the page could use at least a couple more Pink Floyd tunes. What do you think they should be?

Original Artist: 
Pink Floyd
Release Date:
Wish You Were Here

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Backing Track Video

Here is the backing track video for Wish You Were Here, with my main rhythm and solo tracks removed. This will make it easier to jam along with the Pink Floyd cover recording lesson, and still be allow you to read the guitar tab. For even more control, check out the Wish You Were Here isolated tracks below. 

Wish You Were Here was recorded in Standard tuning.
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Tone Screenshots

Here are some of my screenshots, so that you can see exactly how I achieved my Wish You Were Here guitar tones. I matching the solo and rhythm section tones from the Pink Floyd recording as closely as possible. Patrons can reach out with any tone questions you may have.

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Isolated TRACKS (mp3)

Here are the drums, bass and other background tracks to jam along to Wish You Were Here. I've also included all of my isolated guitar tracks in case you really want to hear what's going on. Isolated tracks are normally very difficult to find online, and can be very helpful in cracking a difficult solo tab.
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