Hey You Guitar Lesson Videos – Pink Floyd

These Hey You guitar lesson videos will take you note-for-note through Pink Floyd's classic song!

Hey You is not only one of Pink Floyd's most popular songs, it also contains some of David Gilmour's finest guitar work.
The acoustic parts were originally performed on a guitar with the lower tuned strings tuned up either 1 or two octaves. David Gilmour replaced those strings with much lighter gauge strings in order to accomplish this goal. Because of that David Gilmour was able to perform the song in open position.

In these Hey You guitar lesson videos however, we will learn how to play Hey You on a standard tuned acoustic.

The solo that David Gilmour plays in Hey You is also one of the most well know of all classic rock solos. It is simple, direct and flat out epic.

There are no real technical surprises in this song except for two issues. First, we have quite a bit of barre chords that are played on the acoustic. That can be an issue if your hand gets tired easily. In these Hey You guitar lesson videos I demonstrate the way I switch from chord to chord which I feel will make it quite a bit easier on you.

Second, the solo contains LOTS of bending. You need to really listen to the notes to keep them in tune, especially those half step bends which are always easy to over bend.

This is a great song to learn no matter what ability level you are at. Even the most advanced players should find a lot to take in from David Gilmour's incredible taste and musicality, with absolute control over his bends.

Enjoy these Hey You guitar lesson videos, I had a blast playing it and I hope you will too! Cheers, Carl 😀

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Hey You Guitar Lesson - Intro & Chords

Hey You Guitar Lesson - Solo


  1. Anonymous on August 31, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Good song. Great teaching. Best instructor I’ve come across. Learned a lot from you. Thanks a lot, man. Take care. Marc

  2. Diesel Trowbridge on July 6, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I got a great song Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts.

  3. ronnie sampson on July 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    carl what do u have reverb and delay set at?

    • ronnie sampson on July 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      ops forgot something I use a peavey 6505 112 combo with a zoom ms70 stomp box for effects prob not gonna get the sound u have with this. so any pointers how to get that sound without spending millons lol

  4. Kenneth Breedlove on March 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Great lesson. Could you do Learning To Fly by Pink Floyd?

  5. Custom.08 on October 7, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Hey Carl, Thanks for the great lessons as usual. Any chance you could do the solos from “Sorrow” by Pink Floyd at some point.

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