Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wish You Were Here - Guitar and Vocal Sections

Cover of Cover of Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd - Guitars Parts and Vocals by Ameen Jabbar

Wish You Were Here by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is always pleasing to the ear and is an inspiration for guitar players, because of it's soothing melody, guitar parts and wise lyrics. Many might think that it was made by and belongs to David Gilmour, but it is actually the band's song and most probably written by Roger Waters, the band's bass player, just like many other songs.

Wish You Were Here comes from the album of the same name, which is strongly dedicated to their very early band member, Syd Barrett. However, it is said by Roger Waters that Wish You Were Here is not entirely aimed at Syd Barrett, but it is about Waters's feelings of alienation from other people.

The first slight leap of the song was brought by David Gilmour playing a riff on his acoustic guitar which inspired the creation to Wish You Were Here for Roger Waters and the rest of the band. The melody, sound and feel of the song were mainly created by David Gilmour through his musical ideas coming from his guitar playing. The lyrics were already written by Roger Waters and then immediately put into use with this song.

Basically, David Gilmour wrote and played the introduction for Wish You Were on his acoustic guitar. He also sang the verse and chorus and also played the middle and acoustic guitar solos.

Wish You Were Here is well worth a listen and certainly needs to be played on guitar if you're a guitarist. Why not learn guitar from this very song with the chords C, D Am and G? If you would like to hear a sample of Wish You Were Here, or learn to play the chords and intro to Wish You Were Here by David Gimour of Pink Floyd go to

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