The xx: Intro | fingerstyle guitar
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Intro by The xx

Within my lifestyle as a guitar teacher and guitar blogger, nothing is more apparent to me, then people's lack of self-confidence, or perceived status, as a guitarist. I'm not immune either. However, it's important to realize that it's often your identity as a guitar player, rather than your skill, that is far more important. The Xx is a perfect case in point.

The Xx's Romy Madley-Croft is one of my personal guitar heroes. From what I can tell, she largely makes her music with just a few notes on one or two strings -- yet Romy has a STRONG musical identity. It's what she plays, and how she plays it, that makes her sound (The Xx's sound) unmistakable.

I would encourage you to de-emphasize skill with regard to your guitar playing. It's highly overrated. However, you should be writing and creating your own riffs. Even if you're a beginner and you only know one or two notes -- the less bound by convention you are, the better. You can always use a black Les Paul and crank the reverb.

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How to play Intro, by The Xx, for classical guitar

Not surprisingly, Intro is very easy to play. The guitar tab is beautifully written across two pages -- and it's spaced out just right, to give you a feel for the timing.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

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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.