Titanic: My Heart Will Go On (James Horner) for classical guitar + TAB

Posted on 29. Aug, 2018 by in Best of Intellimusica, Easy to Play, Film Score, Modern Classics, Pop Music, Premium Tabs

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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 (I’m 41 at the moment) James Horner soundtracked 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. I’ve used this guitar on my last three posts. I have no idea why it’s resonating with me now. I didn’t even like it that much when I first bought the guitar last year.

The cedar top is a naturally dark and deep sounding wood. At first, I felt it didn’t record well because the low end of the guitar booms. However, I’m starting to accept and even prefer it’s deep resonant tone.

You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play My Heart Will Go On for classical guitar

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My Heart Will Go On is relatively easy to play. This is a perfect song for beginner and intermediate guitar players.

The guitar tab is beautifully written across two pages. My order of play, in accordance with the guitar tab, goes like this: Intro 1, Intro 2, Verse 2x, To Chorus, Chorus — Intro 1, Verse 2x, To Chorus, Chorus — Intro 1, Intro 2, End.

I loved playing this. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The guitar tab is available below:

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