A few weeks ago, I decided to learn how to play the typical acoustic guitar players’ song: Hallelujah. I chose Jeff Buckley’s version as it is the one that I prefer.
Because it is a song that a lot of guitar players know, I thought it would be an easy one to learn. Actually, it was harder than I expected and it’s probably the most difficult song that I’ve learned so far. I think it might be because Jeff Buckley’s version is a bit more demanding guitar-wise. I could thus probably have learned an easier version.
I started by playing the intro for a few days, then, progressively added the verse and the chorus. I only started singing a week later. It’s funny how something can seem hard at first but, when you break it down and take it step by step, it becomes easy.
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley