Posted by: Glenelg Guitar Studio | May 24, 2016

Wish You Were Here

There are many songs that you hear and immediately recognise the band and probably remember the song’s name. Well for those of us who were there in 1975, or have discovered the bands of that era, this is certainly one of those pieces.

“Wish You Were Here” is the title track on the studio album by the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material the group composed while performing across Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded in numerous sessions at London’s Abbey Road Studios.  Although it initially received mixed reviews, the album has since been acclaimed by critics and appears on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

This is a good piece for modern guitar students as the song can be learnt in 2 sections as your skill progresses. The Introduction is for late beginner onwards and the rest will come at around grade 2 standard. It’s a nice piece to learn so check out my video on the Introduction part as well as the video of the song. Hey, that could have been filmed at Glenelg this summer and that’s probably me on the SUP board.

Why not talk to me about it at your next lesson and give it a go.


PS. If the video is not shown below then follow this link or view in your browser



  1. You make me feel old! I first heard them around 1970 and became an instant fan. They evolved form very experimental to remarkably melodic in songs such as this.

  2. HI Leigh. I think this piece will be on my list as I like the idea of playing acoustic with a mix of notes and chords. Should be able to manage at my level with a little work and hopefully can get the whole song underway. I’ll talk to you next week about it . Cheers Ian

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