Is there anybody out there? Guitar lesson with tabs

Is There Anybody out There? By Pink Floyd (Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson)

Is There Anybody Out There? is on Pink Floyd's hugely successful album 'The Wall'. It's a beautiful, haunting song that's fantastic for fingerstyle players to learn. In this lesson we're going to be learning this fine song from start to finish. 

Is There Anybody Out There? was played on a nylon strung guitar for the recording, which gives it a smooth and warm tone, but it works just as well on a steel strung guitar. 

Let's start learning how to play Is There Anybody Out There?

Song Details:

  • Key - A minor
  • Tuning - standard 
  • Tempo - 119 bpm
  • Difficulty - beginner-intermediate

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Is There Anybody Out There? Guitar Lesson

The entire of the first section of Is There Anybody Out There? is based around an A minor chord. The higher notes are constantly being arpeggiated and the bass notes are frequently changing on the bottom. Due to the moving bass line, some of the chords can be a little hard to grip, just hang in there and you'll get it!

Want to learn more fingerpicking songs of a similar standard?

Let me know what you thought of the lesson in the comments section below. Say what you found hard/easy, what level you're at and what your fingerpicking goals are. 

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  1. Dave left a comment on 16th March 2018 at 3:24 am

    Cracking track…..cracking solo guitar!!
    Clear n easy step by step lesson.
    Keep it up n thanks!!

    • C.H.Murrin left a comment on 16th March 2018 at 8:33 am

      Thanks a lot! Really glad you’ve enjoyed it. New song lessons every Thursday.

  2. Farris left a comment on 3rd April 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Still remember hearing this track for the first time and repeating it over and over again! It was one of the first more complex fingerpicking songs I learnt… beautifully played as are all of your videos.

  3. Michael left a comment on 19th June 2019 at 12:59 pm

    During the second part playing the 4th measure on the 2nd line, aren’t the two strings swapped? I think when I listen to you play the G string comes first but in the tab the B string comes first. I’m really confused!

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 25th June 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Hi Michael, yeah that part is tricky but I am playing it exactly as the score says.

  4. chris zangara left a comment on 1st September 2019 at 5:12 pm

    My version of Is There Anybody Out There inspired by your version. Thank you so much! (added a little Led Zep coda for good measure).

  5. Vangeli left a comment on 13th April 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Great song, great teacher. Thank you so much! You really helped me a lot. It is not an easy song to play (for me).

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 17th April 2020 at 11:02 am

      Thanks a lot, really glad you enjoyed it.

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