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?
- 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?
Want to learn some fun fingerstyle arrangements of famous songs?: Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley), Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver), Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis), Ticket to Ride (The Beatles), Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival).
Alternatively you can browse the whole song catalogue: Song Lesson Library
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