For Who You Are

Here are the tabs for 'For Who You Are' by Hillsong. I did a little improvisation at the end as well (no video for that though, was just jamming to the instrumental!).




I've tried to do both guitar parts on one guitar for the verse, thus there is the percussive sounding, palm muted note, together with the lead guitar's melody. Also, I used a stereo delay for both the verse and prechorus sections.

Intro/Verse (mute the B string):
---7------------------------------
--------0-0-0---0--0-0-0--0-0-0---
-8---8--------------------------8-
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---7------------------------------
--------0-0-0---0--0-0-0--0-0-0---
-9---9----------------------------
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Pre-Chorus (with palm mutes):
-----------------|-----------------
-------12-----12-|-------11-----11-
----13-----13----|----11-----11----
-13--------------|-11--------------
-----------------|-----------------
-----------------|-----------------

---------------|-----------------
-------9-----9-|-------11-----11-
----9-----9----|----11-----11----
-9-------------|-11--------------
---------------|-----------------
---------------|-----------------

-----------------|-----------------
-------12-----12-|-------11-----11-
----13-----13----|----11-----11----
-13--------------|-11--------------
-----------------|-----------------
-----------------|-----------------

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-12--------------------
-9---(strum)-----------
-9---------------------
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Chorus (stum the chords)
-7---7-7-7-------------
-7---5-4-5-(x2)--------
-4---4-4-4-------------
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-6-------7-------------
-7-------5-------------
-6-------4-------------
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Instrumental
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-9-9-9-9s8-8--8s6-6--6s4-4-4
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-7-7-7-7s6-6--6s4-4--4s2-2-2
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-9-9-9-9s11-11-8s6-6--6s8-4-4
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-7-7-7-7s9--9--6s4-4--4s6-2-2
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--------------------------12-14-
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-9s8--8--8-4-4-4----11s13-------
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-7s6--6--6-2-2-2----------------

-----------14----14-------------
-14b15-12-----12----11-12-------
--------------------------11-9-8
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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could anyone help:

I need the above transposed for the key of A, so that would be going down two semitones.

kenny said...

Transpose everything down by two frets, except for the following:

verse:
instead of the B string palm mutes, use the 7th fret of the D string.

instrumental:
change all --4-2- octaves into ---7-5 octaves.

Tom said...

Hey Kenny, good job! You were also able to nail the sound pretty close. Can you share the details? Did you use neck or bridge humbucker? What amp did you use, etc. Thanks mate!

kenny said...

Hey,
my gear can be found under the 'gear' section in the guitarpraise forum. Generally, I use the neck pickup for clean sounds, and for really fast runs, and the bridge for rhythm and general lead sounds.

Robert said...

hi mate i have to firstly commend you on such a great site.

secondly, what delay times are you using for the intro?

kenny said...

I think i used a stereo delay, with either a quarter or an eighth note settings, tap tempo.

Erick said...

on that last part you strum for the prechorus, shouldn't you be playing this...
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-12--------------------
-9--(strum)------------
-9---------------------
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kenny said...

You're right.. thanks!

Trevor said...

what patch do u use for that?
amp model?
stomp box?

Anonymous said...

How did you get the sound for the instrumental?

Anonymous said...

Is that note on the b string on the 15th fret suppose to be there?the part on the solo..

Anonymous said...

Is that b note on the 15th fret suppose to be there?the part on the solo

Anonymous said...

Okay...Kenny could u please help me here.Do you play the samething on the video as u do in the tabs?If you could please respond it would be alot of help...I posted the last two comments...Thnx man...

kenny said...

Hi,
Apologies as I get quiet a number of comments each day.. the b string 15th fret is correct, it is supposed to have a blues feel. you can use 16th fret too if you like.

Anonymous said...

Kenny, this is the 2nd time your transcriptions have been a huge help when I was struggling with getting something right for our team. (The published music for this song appears to be a classic example of having a piano player attempting to notate guitar voicings and missing a couple pretty badly.) Thanks! Chuck

jepoy said...

hi guys,
can i have the chords for this song?

tnx a lot.Godbless

Anonymous said...

Hey Kenny, do you think you can post your version of For Who You Are solo? It would be so awesome if you could. Well anyhow God bless you dude and thanks for all the help. :D

alvin_saLise-FrOm-Phil.-UMC said...

hi kEnnY, it's a big Help For me.. tNx a LOt.. ContinUE wOrhipINg God...:D..I am So blEsSed when I saw thIs Site...hey It's My first Time..:D... mOre Power Guys anD God BleSs!!

jer said...

THX SO SO SO SO SO MUCH!!! Helped me once again!God Bless!!!

john said...

hey kenny! how much distortion do you use for this song?

Irek said...

Hi! :) Amazing blog! Thank you very much for your effort. I'm trying to put my first steps with electric guitar. This song was posted looong time ago but I hope you have some kind of reply notification here ;) I'd like to learn this song because it has been translated to our language and can be used during worship events (youth group).

There was already a question about 'the sound' but I'd like to ask once again if you don't mind - how to get a sound similiar to the last part (improvisation)? I have Vintage V100 guitar (LP) + Roland Cube 20XL amplifier and have no idea how to tune it to sound like that. I can get nice clean guitar or use some built-in effects like distortion or overdrive with adjustable gain plus delay/reverb etc. Nothing sounds similiar :-/ Is that any kind of additional foot-effect?
Irek

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