images (3)Once I found the capo position for Come Undone, this arrangement of Duran Duran’s 1993 hit, glided into reality within a matter of 10 minutes.

An interesting aspect of transcribing pop songs to solo guitar, is the illumination of the song’s underpinnings.  It’s like dissecting an organism, and looking at how each part works in synchronicity to create the living, functioning whole.

Having played in a rock band most of my life, I can tell you its not scientific.  It’s four guys standing around saying, do that riff again, and while you do that, I’ll sing this, then we’ll go in to the next part, etc….

Even Duran Duran may not be aware of the totality of their genius, but when you look at Come Undone for classical guitar, you’ll get a sense of the song’s Beatlesque sophistication.

How to play Come Undone for classical guitar 

 It’s pretty easy to play as there’s no difficult chord positions.  Enjoy, the tab is available below:

Come Undone is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 3rd fret. 

Come Undone (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.