images (3) “If you’re remarkable, then it’s likely that some people won’t like you. That’s part of the definition of remarkable. Nobody gets unanimous praise — ever.”  -Seth Godin

This post will only appeal a very small minority of people — and that’s probably a good thing. 

I often talk about the higher quality of viewers I receive from posts that reflect my interests — verses generalist posts designed to appeal to a larger audience. It’s true. Not to be snobby, but You Make Me Feel is going to generate an older and more musically savvy audience.

If you’re an artist, or creator  — this is the target.  Generating material that reflects your direct personal interests is how you develop true fans; people who are impassioned and become advocates of your work.

However, can you take specificity and quirkiness too far?  Absolutely. Behold, my least viewed post ever: Requiem For A Static King Pt 1 by A Winged Victory for the Sullen.  I should of know from the title that this would be a hard sell.

This is a beautiful song and one of my favorites.  However, the response has been crickets — almost to the point of where I wasted a week of my life generating the post and tab!  If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

So the lesson is: as an artist, you can follow your vision too far.  Its important to be true to yourself, but your material has to be accessible.  Otherwise, no one will be there to hear you.

(Note: You Make Me Feel is my premium content.)

How to play You Make Me Feel for classical guitar

Like many people, I was first introduced to this song from Guillaume Nery’s Underwater Base Jump at Dean’s Blue Hole.  By themselves, the video and song are good (and remarkable) — but together, they are bad ass.

Overall, this is very doable song for beginner and intermediate guitarists.  I’ve sectioned of each of the chord positions so the tab is easier to understand.  This will also make it easier to practice/play block by block.

I strum the chords of You Make Me Feel with (what can only described as) an open handed flick.  I’m not a very technical guitar player.  Whatever gets the job done, gets the job done.

Each of the classical sounding verse sections is followed by the main riff — indicated by a √ in the tablature.  The 2nd part of the chorus section reverts to a C Minor 7th rather than an E minor for the open-handed strum.

Good luck!  The tab is available below:

You Make Me Feel is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 1st fret.  Relative to the capo, the song opens with an E minor chord with a dissonant Bb note thrown in.  

You Make Me Feel (Tab)


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Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.