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Stairway to Heaven tabs are among the most requested and sought after tabs in the world! Almost every guitarist learns all or part of this song at some point in their guitar experience. The finger picking in this song is a great place to start in advancing your right hand skills. By working hard and putting in the time to go through the stairway to heaven tabs a guitarist can improve in their finger picking, barre chords, soloing using the Pentatonic scale, as well as improving your feel and touch when playing. Many guitarists don't put enough work into this song to really play it correctly. No other song has had such staying power among guitarists and become such a standard for all players. This site is meant to be a guide to finding multiple stairway to heaven tabs as well as give some additional information and background about this classic song. We will be adding tabs for bass guitar and drums soon as well.

Take this song one section at a time. First, work on the intro. Once you can play this comfortably at a slow speed move on to the middle section of the song. Once you have these down you can master the rhythm section of the guitar solo, and finally work on the solo, using the guitar tabs to pick the solo apart in sections. This solo is tough, but you can learn it with enough diligence. This is a great way to expand your ability to play solos using the pentatonic scale. Below you will find the guitar tabs for the instrumental intro.

Be sure that you don't try to progress to fast. Players that rush end up perpetuating mistakes in the playing of the song and never quite overcome them. Take it slow and easy until you have a section perfectly, then move on to the next. Some guitar players have trouble playing the Fmaj7 chord. That is normal and if you practice this chord over and over eventually it will become second nature. Keep your left finger nails clipped so that they don't get in the way too much and remember to keep your left thumb down! Enjoy!


Stairway to Heaven Intro Tabs



Am-------Cmaj7+5---C/G-----D/F#-----Fmaj7-------------G-Am

E-------5-7-----7-|-8-----8-2-----2-|-0---------0-----|-----------------|
B-----5-----5-----|---5-------3-----|---1---1-----1---|-0-1-1-----------|
G---5---------5---|-----5-------2---|-----2---------2-|-0-2-2-----------|
D-7-------6-------|-5-------4-------|-3---------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-0-0---0--/8-7-|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


Am-------Cmaj7+5---C/G-----D/F#-----Fmaj7-------------G-Am

E---------7-----7-|-8-----8-2-----2-|-0---------0-----|-----------------|
B-------5---5-----|---5-------3-----|---1---1-----1---|-0-1-1-----------|
G-----5-------5---|-----5-------2---|-----2---------2-|-0-2-2-----------|
D---7-----6-------|-5-------4-------|-3---------------|-----------------|
A-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-0-0-------0-2-|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



C-------D---------Fmaj7-----Am-------C-------G---------Dsus4--D

E-------0-2-----2-|-0-----0----------|---------3-----3-|-3p-2-2-2--------|
B-----------3-----|---1-----0--------|-1-----1---0-----|-3----3-3--------|
G-----0-------2---|-----2-----2------|---0---------0---|-2----2-2--------|
D---2-----0-------|-3----------------|-----2-----------|-----------------|
A-3---------------|---------0----0-2-|-3---------------|-------------0-2-|
E-----------------|------------------|---------3-------|-----------------|


C-------D---------Fmaj7---Am---------C-------D---------Fmaj7--

E---------2-----2-|-0-----0----------|--------(4)---2--|-0-0-0-----------|
B-------1---3-----|---1-----0--------|-------1-----3---|-1-1-1-----------|
G-----0-------2---|-----2---0--2-----|-----0-----2-----|-2-2-2-----------|
D---2-----0-------|-3----------------|---2-----0-------|-3-3-3-----------|
A-3---------------|---------0----0-2-|-3---------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


Notice the G note in the second to last measure of the intro. Most tabs don't reflect this, but if you listen closely with headphones you can see that the Dsus4 is played before resolving to the D in this measure. Although it is very subtle it is definitely there. I have put it in parenthesis to indicate that this is played ever so softly and is not meant to stand out. It does make sense that this chord would be played here since in the first half of the intro the Dsus4 to D transition was played.


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