Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place | fingerstyle guitar
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Everything In Its Right Place

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It’s hard to believe that Radiohead’s Kid-A was released exactly 21 years ago. The record is still one of the most futuristic albums you’ll ever hear. The opening track, Everything In Its Right Place, was also used as the opening of Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky (2001).

Stealing the scene is “the dream car”, a black Ferrari 250 GTO. If you know cars, the GTO is the dream car of just about everyone the world over. It’s the holy grail. Just 36 vehicles were made between 1962 and 1964. Owning one is to be a member of a very exclusive club. The last known sale was a private transaction in 2018 reported to be between 70-80 million. The car is expected to sell at auction for 100 million within this decade.

While the black 250 driven by Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky is replica, it’s arguably sexier than the original. That car reportedly sold in 2019 for $85 – $95k.

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Gear used

For this performance, I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

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How to play Everything In Its Right Place | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

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The guitar tab is for Everything In Its Right Place is beautifully written across 2 pages. You’ll play the tab straight through, taking care to repeat with the brackets. While the chord shapes are easy to play, the tempo and pacing will give beginner guitar players some trouble. I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players and up.

Radiohead is so otherworldly creative, that I’m at a loss for words. I mean, how do they arrive at riffs like these? The maturity of Thom Yorke to let his voice slink back into the rhythm and *not upstage the music. We can see why, at 30 years onward, Radiohead is still the standard of progressive alt-rock.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place | fingerstyle guitar

The arrangement is played with a capo on the 4th fret. If you’d like to be in the actual key of the song, use a capo on the 5th 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.