Photo by Lucija Ros on Unsplash


Salvatore is from Lana Del Rey’s 2015 album, Honeymoon. The melancholy pop ballad has a very “Italian” quality to it. The song worked out beautifully for guitar, and was a recommendation from one of my YouTube Listeners. It is Lana’s Del Rey’s usual crooning vocals with incredible lyrics; giving the sense of a young girl swept up in a romance with a foreign man.

I am continually amazed by Lana’s persona — and her ability to create music, over and over again, that constructs and deepens her identity. She’s hit upon this unmistakable style. We all know what it is, but there’s no word for it. It’s even difficult to explain.

You might also like to play…

Lana Del Rey: Video Games | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Lana Del Rey: The Young and the Beautiful | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Godfather Theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

How to play Salvatore | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 3 pages. I recommend Salvatore for intermediate guitar players and up. Enjoy! The guitar tab is available below:

My song structure looks like this, in accordance with the guitar tab:

Intro/Chorus, Verse #1, Chorus

Verse #2, Chorus, Bridge


**Lana Del Rey: Salvatore | fingerstyle guitar

This song is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 2nd fret.