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Just Breathe by Pearl Jam – Guitar Lesson Video Tutorial & TAB

Pearl Jam







108 BPM


C major

This is the full guitar lesson for Just Breathe by Pearl Jam.

This song was released in October 2009 as the second single from the band’s ninth studio album, Backspacer. In 2007 Eddie Vedder wrote the soundtrack to the hit film Into the Wild and this song seems to be somewhat reminiscent of the tunes on that album.

It’s a lot of fun to play and I think you’re going to enjoy it, so let’s pick up our guitars and learn Just Breathe!

Learn To Play Just Breathe


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The Lesson

OK let’s get into it! Just Breathe is pretty much straight up travis picking throughout played over basic open position chords. What is quite challenging is the tempo, at 108bpm it’s pretty fast and it can be demanding on the picking hand so you really need some stamina to get through the whole song. As always, just take your time with it.


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