Below is the lesson for “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.
Featured in the motion picture, Twilight, this hauntingly beautiful melody is an excellent study for the intermediate to advanced fingerstyle player. This arrangement is a condensed version of the song (the original clocks in at close to 5 minutes in length). Thus, the majority of the song is contained in this arrangement, although the bridge is significantly shorter than the original and is unique to this arrangement. Feel free to repeat sections to lengthen the arrangement. For example, double the second verse and add a third verse and another chorus before playing the bridge and final chorus.
Played in 6/8, this song should be counted as: 1 2 3, 4 5 6. Some of the rhythms are tricky in this tune, thus, we will be discussing ways to count and “feel” the beat in the lesson videos.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson