Gravity for guitar

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Gravity is typical fare for Intellimusica: an ambient movie theme that would be difficult to imagine as a solo guitar piece — yet it worked out perfectly for my guitar.

In that sense, Intellimusica is an excellent resource for you to learn guitar, and have fun doing it too! I’m huge believer in learning by doing, and I don’t get bogged down in theory, or over-complicated guitar pieces.

Don’t cultivate music theory angst

I run into a fair amount of adults who develop an angst and dissonance over not learning theory.  Whereas, kids and teenagers are care-free and only interested in learning songs. As you can imagine, young people learn guitar way faster than adults.

My full-proof analogy is this: before you learned to drive a vehicle, did you go to mechanic school and take apart  the engine? No, you drove the car — and maybe you learned to change the oil, and a tire along the way.

Guitar is about playing, trying new things, and experimenting. Like driving, it becomes innate. The more you do it, the better you’ll get.

How to Play Gravity by Steven Price

(Note: Gravity is my premium material.)

I would characterize Gravity as easy to play. I don’t have a specific set of criteria for what is easy — it’s more of general feeling I get when a play a song and draw up the tab. In the case of Gravity, there’s only a single bar chord in (usually difficult for beginners), two thirds of the song is strumming open chords, and the tab is very minimal and simple to read.

After the soft intro, I use a pick for the strumming section of Gravity. Each of the chords is played 16 times unless contraindicated in the tab. 

Enjoy, the tab is available below:

Gravity is tuned one half-step down. The tuning is as follows from low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. 

Gravity (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.