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In our previous practice session I gave you a strumming version of the song Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley.  In case you’ve never heard the song, or the artist, here he is performing the song in a music video:

I’ve broken the lengthy verse up into 4 parts. Use finger picking throughout.

Part 1

1 Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley


Part 2

2 Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Part 3

3 Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Part 4:

4 Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Full Guitar Tab For Hallelujah

Download the full guitar tab here:

Complete Transcription To “Hallelujah” (PDF)

Complete Transcription To “Hallelujah” (Power Tab)

Here’s the original studio performance that the tab notates.

Did You Solve The Riddle?

In our previous practice session I asked you to add Roman numerals to the songs chords. Below you’ll find the correct answers:

hallelujah-with roman numerals


This first verse explains a lot of what makes chord progressions work. Take a look starting at the 4th line. The word fourth refers to our fourth chord or the IV of which we’re playing on the guitar. Then there’s the “fifth” which is our fifth chord and is also be played in the music. Next line finds us with lyrics that describe the “minor fall” which is sung over the relative minor or vi chord. Lastly the “major lift” has a major chord.  It’s a nice little summary of what we’ve been studying.