BREATHE IN THE AIR [ACOUSTIC] by Pink Floyd
When you think of Pink Floyd, what do you think of? For a band that’s been around for so long and means so many things to so many people, Pink Floyd’s sound has proven to be both progressive and timeless at the same time.
With this acoustic version of “Breathe,” I wanted to give you the option of a slightly softer version of the song. It’s a great sing-a-long-around-the-campfire type of tune, so I thought an acoustic version would be nice for some of you. In my opinion, it works pretty well! Some of the more intricate finger patterns translate over nicely from the electric version, too.
Pink Floyd’s not really know for simplicity, though. Of course, this is what gives their music that unmatchable, distinctly Pink Floydian quality. I’ve done my best to break it all down for you, though. If you give it a shot and take it slow, you’ll find that the fingerings are not too far off from what you may already be used to, maybe with just an added finger here or there.
The strumming can really transform this tune, though. Here, you have the option to play it with a simple strum pattern, or you can include in some accented notes on the upbeats. They can make a big difference in the overall sound of the song, and they can get you closer to Pink Floyd’s psychedelic sound even without all of the electronics and lights.