Yearly Archives: 2019

How to Play Old Pine by Ben Howard

I’ve been listening to Ben Howard’s excellent album ‘Every Kingdom‘ which is jam-packed full of beautiful songs.

The opening track ‘Old Pine’ is particularly lovely and I’ve been learning how to play it using a great tutorial by Gareth at Goliath Guitar Tutorials.  On his website and YouTube Channel, you can find a selection of good quality guitar lessons that are well worth a look if you are into fingerstyle guitar.

Ben Howard Old Pine Guitar Tuning

Old Pine is played with the capo on the fifth fret in Open C5 tuning with the strings tuned as follows:

1—-  C
2—- G
3—- G
4—- C
5—- G
6—- C

Where 6= low E and 1= high E.

Ben Howard Old Pine Guitar Lesson Part One

Here is the first part of the tutorial for Old Pine by Ben Howard.

Old Pine by Ben Howard

And finally, here is the original song by Ben Howard.

How to Play I See Fire by Ed Sheeran

Everyone’s favorite ginger, Ed Sheeran, wrote and performed I See Fire for the second Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug.

There are several tutorials and tabs knocking around online that show how to play this tune many of which make it way more complicated than it needs to be.

After some searching, I found an excellent tutorial by Gareth Evans of Goliath Guitar Tutorials whose work I have previously featured in this blog with his amazing How to Play Old Pine by Ben Howard tutorial. Gareth is an amazing player and teacher, go check out his stuff he’s a real talent.

How To Play I See Fire by Ed Sheeran Guitar Lesson

The video below shows you exactly how to play I See Fire by Ed Sheeran

I See Fire by Ed Sheeran Guitar Tabs

You can find the guitar tabs for how to play I See Fire by Ed Sheeran here.  They are free but feel free to make a donation to support Gareth.

And Finally…

Here’s the official video of Ed Sheeran’s I See Fire.