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How to Play "My Heart Will Go On" on Guitar?

How to Play “My Heart Will Go On” on Guitar?

Celine Dion, a Canadian singer, recorded the song “My Heart Will Go On.” The song serves as the major soundtrack to James Cameron’s hit movie Titanic, which is based on a true story of the same-named transatlantic ocean liner, which sank in 1912 after striking with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. James Horner created the song’s music, Will Jennings wrote the lyrics, and Walter Afanasieff, Horner, and Simon Franglen oversaw the production.

On November 24, 1997, “My Heart Will Go On” was released as a single from Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love album. It peaked at the top place on the RPM Top Singles Chart. The song went on to become a global hit. It was additionally able to reach the top spot in various other countries, such as the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

“My Heart Will Go On” is widely recognized as Celine Dion’s signature song. It is the second most successful physical single by a woman in music history and one of the best-selling physical records of all time, with over 18 million copies sold worldwide. Bille Woodruff directed the music video, which was released towards the end of 1997. On May 21, 2017, Dion sang the song to commemorate the film’s 20th anniversary at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

Who is Celine Dion?

Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a great singer who is from Canada. Dion is the best-selling Canadian music artist and the best-selling French-language performer of all time, known for her strong and technically talented vocals. Pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music have all been included in her work.

She was born into a big family in Charlemagne, Quebec; she rose to prominence as a teen star in her homeland with a string of French-language records in the 1980s. She originally attracted worldwide attention when she won both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. In both of these contests, she represented Switzerland. She signed with Epic Records in the U. S. after learning English. Unison, Dion’s debut English-language album, was released in 1990, establishing her as a credible pop artist in North America as well as other English-speaking countries of the world. Her subsequent albums have primarily been in English and French, though she has also sung in Latin, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.

Dion is also among the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide. Despite receiving conflicting reviews for her albums, Dion is acknowledged as one of pop music’s greatest successful and influential vocalists. She has received five Grammy Awards, including Album and Record of the Year. Dion has been dubbed the “Priestess of Pop” during her four-decade career. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) honored her in 2003 for selling over 50 million records in Europe. Dion was named the best-selling foreign musician in South Africa in 2008. Dion was named the top-earning artist of the decade by the Los Angeles Times at the end of 2009, with total record sales and concert earnings topping $747 million.

How to Play My Heart Will Go On on Guitar?

It was the best-selling single in the world in 1998. The song was also named one of the Recording Industry Association of America’s and the National Endowment for the Arts Songs of the Century. In this lesson, we’re going to show you how to play the Titanic theme song My Heart Will Go On. This song is widely known and one of the most popular songs in the world. This melody is on standard tuning. So, we will stay the same on our guitar’s tuning. The most incredible part is that you can play this song with every instrument. Today, we examined guitar chords. Now, after this lesson, you can create your digital studio on Deplike and start practicing immediately.

How to Play My Heart Will Go On – First Part

In the first part of this melody, we take a C major chord in our first bar. Index finger on the second string first frets, middle finger on the fourth string second fret, and ring finger on the fifth string third fret. We play two strings together, five and second. Then, we play four, three, and then two. 

In the second chord and second bar, we take our ring finger on the sixth string and third fret, and we play the sixth and second strings together. Then, in the second string, we take on the first fret and play the second string. Then, we play three and open the second string.

After that, we take our ring finger on the fourth string and third fret, and we play the second and fourth strings together. Then, we take the index finger on the second string’s first fret and play the second string four and two together after that third string on the second fret. Then, the pinky finger on the second string third fret. At this chord, we hold our pinky finger and change our chord; we take six strings by ring finger on the third fret. Here we play six and first string together. After that, we play the third string, six and one together, third, and after that, the second string and second string on the first fret. We take it by index finger on the first fret.

Back to the First Chord

We play our first chord the same; we play five and second string together, four, three, two, then second chord, we play six and two, second string on the first fret, and after that, we play open third string. And after that, we play the second string on the third fret. Then, we take the sixth string first fret by the index finger, and we play here the sixth and third strings together. Then, we take the ring finger on the fifth string, the third fret, playing here. After that, we play four open and then again five. Then, we take the G chord ring finger on the sixth string third fret and middle finger on the fifth string second fret, and we play here 6-5-4-open and 5-6-5-4-5. That was the first part of the song.

Second Part of the Song

In the second part, we play four bars. Our first chord is A minor chord, index finger on the second string first fret, middle finger on the fourth string second fret, and ring finger on the third string second fret. We play here fifth and second strings together. Then four, three, four, again five and two.

The second chord is a G; we take the pinky finger on the second string, third fret, ring finger on the sixth string, third fret, and middle finger on the fifth string second fret. And we play here six and two together. After that, five, then four and three again, we play six and second string together. Then, the fifth string, fourth string open, and third string open.

For the second chord, we take the fourth string on the third fret and the first string on the third fret pinky finger. We play the fourth and first strings together, then we take the third string on the second fret and play. After that, the first string on the first fret, and then we play the open first string together. Then, G chord, we play six and the second string on the third fret. After that, we play to open the third string and then open the first string. Index finger on the first string, first fret.

A Minor Chord Guitar

The next chord is A minor. We play open fifth string and open first string together. Then, we play the fourth string on the second fret. After that pinky finger on the second string and third fret, we play the second string and the second string on the first fret. After that, the G chord is just one string on the six-string on the third fret; we play six and open the second string together. Then, the second string on the first fret after the open third string and the second string on the third fret.

F Major Chord Guitar

The next chord is F major chord. We take the index finger on the sixth string first fret, the ring finger on the fifth string third fret, the pinky finger on the fourth string third fret, and the middle finger on the third string second fret. We play six and third strings together; after that, we play 5-4-5. After that, we play six and third string open. Then, the fifth string on the second fret and the fourth string on the second fret. Six and three together, five, four, and when we play fourth string, we make pull off our ring finger.

How to Play My Heart Will Go On – Last Part

In the last part of the song, we repeat the five chords; after that, we play A minor chord. After that, we play six and second strings open together. Then, the second string on the first fret, the third string open, and then open second string. After that, we play the fourth string on the third fret and open the second string together. Then, the second string on the first fret, the third string on the second fret, and the pinky finger on the second string third fret. When we hold our pinky finger and take six-string, the third fret here we play six and first string, first is open, then open third string. After that, we play the second string and second string on the first fret. 

Then, we play the C major chord. We play here five and second strings together, then four strings, and open the third string. After we play the third string open, we make a hammer on the third string’s second fret. Then we play the second string, and we make a hammer-on by pinky finger on the second string third fret. After that, we play the open first string, and then we make a hammer-on on the first string third fret.

In the last chord, we take the index finger on the fifth string on the third fret, the middle finger on the third string fourth fret, the second string on the fifth fret, and the fourth string on the fifth fret by pinkie finger. We play here finger roll, 5-3-2-1. Then, we move our pinky finger on the fifth fret and add our fingers.

How to Play “My Heart Will Go On” on Guitar? | Conclusion

“My Heart Will Go On” is an excellent song to have in your repertoire, and we realize how challenging it is to learn a new chord sequence with a new melody on top. But it’s playable by everyone; there’s nothing too technically difficult going on, nor are there any rapid or long passages. It’s just a terrific chord sequence with a lovely melody. So, we hope you liked this lesson and enjoyed playing Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” on guitar.

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