Pixies – Here Comes Your Man (Riff Lesson)

Learn to play the opening riff to Here Comes Your Man by Pixies


This is an iconic intro from the Boston band Pixies.

Let’s get to it.

This song will require:

  • Basic or intermediate guitar skills
  • Switching finger positions quickly
  • Crossing strings with a pick
  • Playing 1/4 and 1/8th note rhythms

Pixies – Here Comes Your Man TAB

Here Comes Your Man

Technical Guidance

Start  by playing the 5th fret with your middle finger. This allows you to play fret 4 without making a position shift.

The song starts on beat 2 – so if you’re playing with a band, the drummer would count in as follows:

1  2  3  4  1  [play]

For the second measure, you’ll need to play the 3rd fret with the middle finger. Use the time when playing open strings to make the shift.

You can glance at your fret markers if you’re not confident making position shifts without looking.

During the open string note (measure 2, note 3), shift up to fret 5 with your middle finger.

The last two measures are a repeat of the first two, with an extra note on the first beat.

Practice & enjoy!

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