everything i wanted

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It used to be, in the early days of this blog, I would routinely perform Lana Del Rey’s music. At the time, she was the only stylistically (and melodically) compelling artist. Her music worked perfectly through the filter of my single acoustic guitar.

Then Billie Eilish came along and changed the game in every sense. At the time of this writing, she’s a mere 18 years old and has been a superstar for at least 2 years. The alt-pop music that she (and her brother, Finneas) create is mindblowingly good from every measure: musicality, production, lyrics, etc. As it currently stands, there is no one better. Even Thom Yorke is a fan.

The new-wave riff of ‘everything i wanted’ gives a late 80’s Human League vibe. I love the lyrics about quickly losing her anonymity to fame, and relying on the solace of her brother. You can watch the Billie Eilish directed video. It reminds me of OK Computer era Radiohead.

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Gear used

For this song, I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. It’s a beautiful sounding and easy playing guitar with very action. You can find a complete list of my current gear here.

How to play, everything i wanted | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for, everything i wanted, is beautifully written across two pages. I recommend this song for intermediate guitar players and up.

My order of play looks like this in accordance with the guitar tab: Verse 2x, Pre-Chorus, Chorus — Verse 1x, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, End.

I hope you enjoy playing this as much as I did. The guitar tab is available below:

Billie Eilish: everything i wanted | fingerstyle guitar

everything i wanted is in a double drop D tuning: D A D G B D. You’ll then put a capo on the 2nd fret.

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