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Visions of Gideon

Visions of Gideon is a song by the New York based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Sufjan Stevens. His songs from the film, Call Me By Your Name are atmospheric and layered. The soundtrack also features avant-garde classical works and music by composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant).

I prefer Visions of Gideon from the soundtrack. The chord progression ticks-all-the-boxes for me. The lyrics are delightfully weird — and I found this reddit comment explaining the meaning behind the, “is it a video” line.

Call Me By Your Name is an academy award nominated movie, by director, Luca Guadagnino.

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Gear Used

For Visions of Gideon, I used my Cordoba GK Studio. You can find a current list of my gear here.

My music

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(This is music that I’ve played and intend to play on Intellimusica. It flows beautifully — and additionally works as music for focus, meditation, and relaxation.)

How to play Visions of Gideon for classical guitar

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The guitar tab for Visions of Gideon is beautifully written across 3 pages. It’s very easy to play. At any given time, you’ll have no more than two fingers on the guitar. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

The guitar tab is beautifully written across three pages. My order of play, in accordance with the guitar tab is: Intro, Verse 1, Chorus 1 (2x), Chorus End — Verse 2, Chorus 2 (2x), Chorus End — Intro (2x), End.

Sufjan Stevens: Visions of Gideon for classical guitar

Visions of Gideon is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 1st fret. [I find the neck easier to read with the capo on an even fret, so I tuned my guitar down one 1/2 step and placed my capo on the second fret.]

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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.