Lana Del Rey: How to Play — Body Electric for Classical Guitar

Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 by in Film Score, Lana Del Rey, Method, Pop Music, Premium Tabs

Body Electric

“By lying, we deny others a view of the world as it is. Our dishonesty not only influences the choices they make, it often determines the choices they can make—and in ways we cannot always predict. Every lie is a direct assault upon the autonomy of those we lie to.”
― Sam Harris, Lying

Within my short 36 years on this planet, I have been at times, a liar. That is a difficult thing to admit. A quick self analysis reveals that my moments of dishonestly directly coincided with the trajectory of my life.

I believe that humans are natural artists, and as such, we are in a permanent state of creation. When you have dissonance between what you’re doing, and what you’d like to be doing — it’s often very easy to be “artistic with the truth” to achieve temporary satisfaction.

In that sense, a liar is first and foremost lying to themselves.  Let’s take Sam Harris’s quote, edit a few words, and direct the intent towards ourselves:

By lying to ourselves, we deny ourselves a view of the world as it is. Our dishonesty not only influences the choices we make, it often determines the choices we can make. Every lie is a direct assault upon our own autonomy.

Now, isn’t that the truth. We only become dishonest to others, when we first become dishonest with ourselves. Continuing to lie displaces the critical truthfulness required to take action with your own life.  

“My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation — as my two eyes make one in sight.”
–Robert Frost

For instance, between my physical teaching job and (most importantly) Intellimusica — I have personally designed a lifestyle so dynamic, that the truth is far more interesting than any lie I could possibly concoct. In other words, I’m happy, content, and confident. I don’t feel the need to fictionalize any aspect of my life.

Knowing this, it is important to realize that a lie directed towards you — really has nothing to do with you, but everything to do with perpetrator’s lack of confidence in themselves and their life circumstance. If you’re the perpetrator of lies, the only antidote is to relentlessly pursue your true life’s passion.


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(Note: Body Electric is my premium material. Please comment to let me know what you think, or if you have any questions. Special thanks to Chris Neel for the Robert Frost quote.)

How to Play Lana Del Rey’s Body Electric for classical guitar

Like most of you, I am insanely busy around this time of year (and a little under the weather). It was difficult to get this arrangement done and practiced enough for a blog post.

Body Electric is the main single from Lana Del Rey’s artsy short film, Tropico. My Lana Del Rey arrangements are some of the best material on Intellimusica. I knew Body Electric would be difficult to capture as an instrumental interpretation for guitar, but well worth it.

I’ve been working on this for 10 days, and I went through several edits before I settled on an appropriate version. The tab is spread out across 3 sheets, and my order of play looks like this: Intro 2x, Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus — Verse, Pre-chorus, Chorus — Bridge, Bridge (continued), Chorus, Intro 2x.

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3 Responses to “Lana Del Rey: How to Play — Body Electric for Classical Guitar”

  1. Tyler Bell

    21. Dec, 2013

    My absolute favorite in a while! Amazing job, man!

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  2. Agata

    25. Feb, 2014

    it’s so beautiful <3 I wish I could play this …

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