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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