White Bird in a Blizzard

The ambient, dream-pop score of the 80’s set, White Bird in a Blizzard was created by Robin Guthrie, famously of the (ambient, dream-pop) band, the Cocteau Twins. 

Even though I’m playing this chorus, delay and reverb soaked song on a nylon-string guitar, it still sounds distinctly 80’s.

I’m not sure if it’s the context of the film — or if it’s actually the chord progression and melody that creates the 80’s “sound”. I suspect it’s the latter.

I’m Here, Kat, I’m Here was also an opportunity to get a free guitar tab to the masses. I’m still committed to free guitar tabs because, usually, its material that very easy for me to produce — which means it’s also easy to play.

I can populate my Easiest of Easy to Play category, while getting beginners slowly on board with reading my hand-written tabs at no cost to them. Most of the tabs in this category are free.

If interested, the guitar I’m using is a Cordoba Dolce, which is a smaller 7/8 size instrument. Classical guitars were traditionally this size at the turn of the last century. While finger-picking on the Dolce can be cramped if you have big hands — your fretting hand will have a really easy time playing stretched-out or difficult chord positions. For a list of all of my gear, click here.

White Bird in a Blizzard: How to play I’m Here, Kat, I’m Here for classical guitar

I’m Here, Kat, I’m Here is very easy to play, and the guitar tab is a single page. I’ve also given you the name of the chord above it’s relevant section in the tab.

You’ll notice within the guitar tab, that there are many two-note shapes on the B and high E strings. As I’m holding the principle chord down, I use a single finger to swipe, or upwardly strum the two-note shapes.

That is my personal preference, but you could just as easily pluck them with your first and second finger. 

I’m Here, Kat, I’m Here is played in standard tuning. Enjoy, the tab is available below:

I’m Here, Kat, I’m Here for classical guitar

Please comment to let me know what you think, or if you have any questions.

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