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Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty) – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB

Tom Petty







4th fret

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Free Fallin’.

Tom Petty wrote Free Fallin’ with Jeff Lynne and the song appears on Petty’s solo album Full Moon Fever. The song was released in October 1989 and has become Petty’s best-known song.

This arrangement is really fun to play, it’s not too hard and I’d say even if you’ve got just the basics of fingerpicking down you should give it a go.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Free Fallin’!

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Free Fallin' Guitar Lesson (Part One)

In this lesson we learn how to play the intro and the first verse. I’ve placed a capo on the 4th fret but this is optional really, you can place it on another fret if you want to change the sound.

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Free Fallin' Guitar Lesson (Part 2)

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let’s learn how to play the classic chorus. This section is a little harder and requires a little stretching.

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