Well everyone… this is it! This is the final step on my learning journey, and I just have to say, I had a lot of fun. As you can see from the title though, this is only part one. This post will be just like like my previous posts, where I will summarize where I am at up to this point, and part two will be an overview of my entire journey. With that being said, let’s jump right into it!
This last week or so, I knew exactly what song I was wanting to play because, first of all, I really like it, and also, it has a really cool tab for it. The song I am referring to is “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur, and if you listen to the first 10 seconds of the song, that is what I was learning to play as it repeats throughout the whole song. I chose it because I felt I gave a good summary of where I am at right now with the guitar. It also introduced a new skill that I had never tried before which was called a “Pull Off”, which in simple terms, and how I’ve come to understand it, is a way to change the note you are playing quickly without having to pick the string twice. (You will see this as a ‘p’ on the Tab). Here is a video demonstrating a pull off
I wanted to explore some new places online to find the tab, which led me to GuitarTabsExplorer.com which I believe is a great site. It has chords for a massive amount of songs, that are uploaded and ranked by its users, which is really great because, for some songs, there are multiple different versions. Because they are ranked though, you are finding the best one every time.
The link to the tab for “Say You Won’t Let Go” that I used is linked here
I must say coming into this project, I didn’t think I would be able to make it as far as I did, but I am super happy with what I’ve been able to achieve in such a short time, not just in my ability to play guitar, but also in my ability to find resources on how to learn and present my learning journey. With that being said, again, here is my video on how to play the song. I hope you enjoy!