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Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB)

Yip Harburg







87 BPM


G major

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow was written by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen in 1939 for the classic film ‘The Wizard of Oz’. The song is a beautiful ballad and was sung by the starring actress of the film, Judy Garland. It quickly became Garland’s signature song and an instant classic across the world, and it went on to win the ‘Academy Award for Best Original Song’. I think you’ll agree, it is quite something.

Alright, let’s start learning how to play Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Guitar Lesson

The key thing to focus on when doing any fingerstyle arrangement is the melody. The melody is by far the most important part, and it needs to be played as if it were being sung. Really take it slow and focus on your accuracy over your speed.

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