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My Heart Will Go On

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I recently heard a super minimal version of My Heart Will Go On played with two cellos. I believe the duo’s name was literally 2CELLOS. It was beautiful and I wanted to create a subtle and minimal guitar version too.

Composer, James Horner, was such a tragic loss to film music. His wiki resume is unreal: Legends of the Fall, Braveheart, Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, Apocalypto, The Perfect Storm, The Devil’s Own, Apollo 13, Glory, and so on. If you’re around my age (mid-40’s) James Horner sound-tracked many pivotal movies of your adolescence.

To me, Horner specialized in the “Celtic” motif. I love the way his music plays out on guitar. I incorporate little trills to mimic the Celtic whistles.

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Gear used

For My Heart Will Go On, I used my Cordoba C7 Cedar. The cedar top is a naturally dark and deep sounding wood.

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How to play My Heart Will Go On | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for My Heart Will Go On is beautifully written across two pages. It’s relatively easy to play, and this is a perfect song for beginner and intermediate guitar players. I loved playing this. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The guitar tab is available below:

My order of play, in accordance with the guitar tab, goes like this:

Intro 1, Intro 2, Verse, Chorus

Intro 1, Verse 2x, Chorus

Intro 1, Intro 2, End.

Titanic: My Heart Will Go On | fingerstyle guitar

I’m playing My Heart Will Go On in a full step down tuning. From low to high: D G C F A D. However, this piece sounds amazing in standard tuning, or even capoed on the 2nd fret. Do what you like.

Written by:

Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.