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 all of my gear recommendations here.

How to play Visions of Gideon for classical guitar

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Visions of Gideon is very easy to play. At any given time, you’ll have no more than two fingers on the guitar.

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.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

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.]

Sufjan Stevens: Visions of Gideon for classical guitar

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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.