“Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen

Below is the lesson for “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley.

Helpful Tips

‘Hallelujah’ is a song originally written by Leonard Cohen, but most famously covered by Jeff Buckley. Our arrangement is based off of Jeff’s interpretation. This piece is purely about emotion and the way notes are articulated. Dynamics play an important role throughout the entire song. Think of it this way: Our intro starts off subtle, while momentum begins to build during the verse and climaxes at the chorus. We then begin to ease up as the outro concludes the piece. The reason Jeff’s version resonates with people is because of the feeling he put into his playing and singing. If you want to learn more about playing with feeling, check out the article I wrote in Technique & Theory 101 on Playing with Feeling.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

Part 2 – For Premium Members


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