In this tutorial, I show you how to play Here Comes Your Man by the Pixies on piano. There are so many guitar tutorials for this song that I thought it was time to show you how to nail this on piano.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ciwfsPXBI[/embedyt]
Here Comes Your Man was a huge hit for Boston-based alternative rock band The Pixies and was the breakout hit from their 1989 album Doolittle. I was a total punk rocker all through high school and I had this album on vinyl and eventually CD.
My method for teaching pop songs on piano is super simple. Watch this video to learn my simple 3-step method for creating great pop piano accompaniments.
How to Play Here Comes Your Man by The Pixies
In this tutorial, I am going to take you through my usual three step pop piano arrangement protocol.
Step #1 is to learn the chords, so you can sing and simply play the chords.
Step #2 is to figure out the “hook” and the groove.
Step #3 is to put it all together into an arrangement.
Ready? Let’s go!
Step #1 Learn the chords of Here Comes Your Man
Step #2: Figure out the hook
The “hook” of this song is definitely the iconic guitar line that repeats throughout the song.
Harmonizing the Guitar Hook
If you want to kick the guitar line up a notch, here I have added chords into the bass line. It approximates what the band is doing and fills it out a bit.
Chord Voicing Option
You are welcome to play the chords in root position for the whole song if that works best for you. If you want to kick it up a notch, try these voicings and rhythm pattern.
Step #4: Put it all together and play Here Comes Your Man
Take your time and make sure that you are keeping solid time. Use the metronome!!
Enjoy this lesson? Here Comes Your Man printable