Pink Floyd Wish you Were Here Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd with this free guitar lesson. Wish You Were Here is the title track from the album Wish You Were Here released in 1975.  It is by far one of Pink Floyd’s most popular and well known songs. It is such a great song that it made Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  To learn more about this song, check out the article on Wikipedia.

This song is fairly easy to play.  You will only need to know the following chords: C Major, D Major, A Minor and G Major (Click each hyperlinked chord for a lesson on how to play it). The only other thing you will need to practice is the introduction and the strumming pattern which is demonstrated in the following videos.


Video Lessons

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

These videos were created by one of my favorite guitar teachers on YouTube, Justin Sandercoe. Justin is an excellent teacher.

I highly recommend you visit Justin’s YouTube Profile for more awesome video lessons like the one below:

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As Performed By Pink Floyd

Additional Resources

Click here for more information on this song from Wikipedia

Wish You Were Here Guitar Tab

Wish You Were Here Chords and Lyrics

Download the song “Wish You Were Here” from iTunes

Download the album “Wish You Were Here”

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14 Comments on "Pink Floyd Wish you Were Here Guitar Lesson"

  1. Kimanshu on Sat, 1st Aug 2009 2:44 pm 

    You are awesone! I am beginner and I wished you were around in NJ here so I could learn from you…the reason is make it simple…and show patience…

  2. Don on Tue, 10th Nov 2009 12:10 am 

    Not bad for a amature musican but you need to go to and learn how to play wish you were here the correct way as David Gilmore wrote and plays it. Your version is o.k. playing around a campfire, but thats were it ends

  3. Jack on Sat, 2nd Jan 2010 3:07 pm 

    Hi I watched this video, and I love it! I have just started teaching myself guitar songs and I am trying this. Just wondering if you have a part two because I cannot find it anywhere or how do I play the rest :S Thanks!

  4. rserpe on Sat, 2nd Jan 2010 5:16 pm 

    Hi Jack,

    I am glad you are enjoying the lesson.

    Yes, I just noticed that there is no part 2 to that video lesson. I searched YouTube and found a 4 part complete lesson on playing Wish You Were Here. I updated the post here to include those videos. Hope that helps!

  5. Jack on Wed, 13th Jan 2010 8:01 pm 

    rserpe !
    Thank you so much for this! You have really helped me on this :) I tried to go on your page or something but it wouldn’t let me, HOPE THIS GETS TO YOU! THANKS!

  6. rserpe on Thu, 14th Jan 2010 4:19 am 

    Hi Jack!

    You are most welcome. I am glad you found the videos helpful.

    Real thanks goes to Justin Sandercoe, who actually created these videos. Justin has a YouTube Channel filled to the brim with excellent instructional videos on guitar.
    Highly recommended.

    Here is the link to Justin’s Channel:

    Thanks for stopping by Jack and for your comments. I really appreciate it!

    All the best..

    – Ralph

  7. Jack on Thu, 14th Jan 2010 9:00 pm 

    Again… :)

  8. Yeshaan on Tue, 19th Jan 2010 12:37 pm 

    Hi Thanks soo mutch!!
    ur lessons ar very easy to learn!!
    The way you teach the lesson is easy to learn!!
    hw aver thanks!!
    Keep it up the good worck!!

  9. Lou on Fri, 5th Feb 2010 1:49 pm 

    Thanks for the great lessons. I’m slower than the pace of the lessons comming in, but will get around to working with them in time. Some times, in order to successfully download the lesson I right click the lesson title then open in new window. It usually works for me. Thanks again. Lou

  10. Christine on Mon, 5th Apr 2010 4:46 am 

    Thanks! I had one guitar lesson and then my instructor has been gone for 2 weeks. I have learned the first two parts and am loving it! Great instructions for an awesome song:)

  11. Kyanne on Tue, 12th Oct 2010 3:31 am 

    Well first of all I want to start off by saying thank you! This lesson was so simple and fun to learn! I hadnt ever picked up a guitar before until i was inspired by my dad to play this song. I didnt know any thing about playing the guitar, but now I can play this whole song! You are an amazing teacher and I enjoyed learning from you. Once again thank you so much, you really helped me out!

    P.S. I like your accent! haha(:

  12. Daniel on Mon, 9th Sep 2013 7:55 am 

    Hey Justin,
    Thanks for the great lessons. Well this is my first song that i learn from you (wish you were here by pink floyd) and it is as easy as amazing. Thanks again.

  13. prickly pete on Wed, 11th Sep 2013 5:17 am 

    Keep it up justin,great lesson,again.Pete

  14. greg on Fri, 18th Apr 2014 8:46 pm 

    It’s also great lesson for me :-) Step by step, there are no more not sites like this on the net.

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