Wherever You Will Go

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

Wherever You Will Go is a great song to learn for beginner guitarists and the song works really well played as fingerstyle.

The chords are very basic throughout but having said that, it really tests how well you can actually play them. It's absolutely vital that you let all the notes ring in to one another here. If you're accidentally muting a string with your fretting hand, you'll soon find out when you start learning Where You Will Go.

Song Details:

  • Written by guitarist Aaron Kamin and Alex Band
  • Key - D major
  • Bpm = 112
  • Capo - 2nd
  • Difficulty - Easy

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The intro and the verse of Wherever You Will Go are exactly the same. Remember to place a capo on the 2nd fret and to let the strings ring into each other throughout.

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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.

Let me know what you thought of the lesson in the comments section below. Tell me what you found hard/easy and add any song suggestions that you may have.

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  1. sofia left a comment on 10th August 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Chris, I was wondering what are the very lasts chords that are played at the end of the song.
    Thanks for the lesson!

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 14th August 2020 at 11:19 am

      Hi Sofia, the very last chord that you hear three times at the end of the song is just an F chord.

  2. aga left a comment on 6th February 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Man, you’re an amazong teacher! O’ve had my guitar for nine years now and never thought I’d get past drunken-campfire-level. Then I discovered your lessons and suddenly I can not only play a few songs, I am starting to feel confident enough to tell other people, “Yeah, I play the guitar.” Thank you so much for that!

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 14th February 2021 at 5:15 pm

      That’s really great man! Pleased I’ve been able to help you out.

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