Lead singer and guitarist of Pink Floyd!
David Gilmour is an English musician, best known as the lead guitarist, primary singer and one of the main songwriters in the band Pink Floyd.
Known for his melodic ability and fantastic tone, David Gilmour has always been up there with the great British guitar players like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Peter Green, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck, Brian May, and Mark Knopfler.
A genuine collector, David Gilmour is the proud owner of the first Fender Stratocaster ever made, aptly named Number One. It is said to be very sensitive indeed.
Pink Floyd in the studio
As Pink Floyd produce their own records, the process they use is not widely known.
Stories about what goes on are always vague, such as the one of a late night when David Gilmour was mixing Shine On You Crazy Diamond and the former front man of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, just walked in.
At first, nobody even recognized him. He spoke for a while with the band and left later that night. None of the band members ever saw him again.
David’s guitar work is immense, his touch is instantly recognizable, as are his note choices.
The genius opening chord of Shine On You Crazy Diamond was actually a mistake, one that they built the entire song from!
Rolling Stones magazine placed Wish You Were Here on their list of Greatest Albums Of All Time.
Wish You Were Here – Chords & Guitar Lessons
The Stadium meets campfire trick that Wish You Were Here pull off has made it immortal and as a consequence, often plagiarized.
This is not a song to jam and improvise over, so legendary are the licks you simply must learn each and every one of them, note for note.
Wish You Were Here – Lyrics
So, so you think you can tell, heaven from hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field, from a cold steel rail,
a smile from a veil, do you think you can tell.
Go to Wish You Were Here – Lyrics.