Wherever You Will Go

Wherever You Will Go by The Calling (Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson)

  • 18th January 2018
  • Songs

Wherever You Will Go is a great song to learn for beginner guitarists and works really well played as fingerstyle. The chords aren't too tricky but it really tests how cleanly you can play your chords as all the notes have to ring into one another. So if you're accidentally muting a string with your fretting hand, you'll quickly realise it when you play this song.

Wherever You Will Go is no. 7 on my Top 60 Fingerpicking Songs of ALL TIME list. If you've not seen the list be sure to check it out and subscribe to get weekly lessons for each song!

Wherever You Will Go Song Facts:

    • Written by guitarist Aaron Kamin and the singer Alex Band
    • Released June 4th, 2001
    • Key - D major
    • Bpm = 112

40% off ALL Courses!

Fingerstyle Bundle 40% OFF

Learn absolutely everything you need to know to master fingerstyle.

HUNDREDS of fingerstyle guitar lessons

If you really want to become a great fingerstyle player, take advantage of this unbelievable offer. 


The intro and the verse of Wherever You Will Go are exactly the same. Remember to place a capo on the 2nd fret.

Wherever You Will Go

Get the Complete Beginner's Guide to Fingerstyle Guitar today!

Complete Beginner's Guide to Fingerstyle Guitar

Learn all the essentials that you need to become a great fingerstyle player.

Over 80 fingerstyle video lessons.

If you really want to take your fingerpicking to the next level, consider taking one of my fingerstyle courses. In the School you'll find hundreds of in-depth video lessons, all aimed at helping you grow into a great fingerstyle guitarist.

By all means you can (and most people do) play this using a pick but it works really nicely when played fingerstyle. If you do choose to play this in a fingerpicking fashion, be sure to use the correct finger on each string as explained in the video lesson.

Chorus and Bridge:


For the chorus we use the same chords as the verse/intro but this time we don't alter them in any way, we just play them in their normal open positions. Really try to master the strum pattern taught in the video lesson because it is used so frequently in many pop songs.

The only new chord that is in the bridge is the E chord.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *