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The Final Countdown By Europe – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB








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This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for The Final Countdown.

This song was written by Swedish rock band Europe and it was released as a single in 1986. It became an instant hit for the band and went on to reach the number one spot in 25 countries, and has been used in countless TV series since.

This arrangement is suitable for anyone that is around the early intermediate level and above.

OK, let’s learn how to play The Final Countdown!

Learn To Play The Final Countdown


Due to a small amendment on this TAB, it’s currently being edited and will be available soon. You can still buy the original TAB, which is 99% correct, the only changes are to bars 36 and 37 where I’ve changed the melody ever so slightly. I apologise for any inconvenience whilst this is updated.

Original Tab
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The Final Countdown Guitar Lesson (Part One)

In this first lesson we learn how to play the intro on The Final Countdown. There’s some tricky little twists and turns to watch out for but I’m sure you’re going to love playing it once you’ve got your teeth (fingers) stuck into it!

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The Final Countdown Guitar Lesson (Part Two)

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson. Now let’s continue and learn how to play the rest of the song!

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