That's What Friends Are For Fingerstyle TabsGuitar Arrangement: That’s What Friends Are For Fingerstyle Tabs
One of the fine compositions of Burt Bacharach is the song called “That’s What Friends Are For”. The song was first recorded by Rod Stewart but the popular rendition of the song is the cover version of Dione Warwick and Friends in 1985.

Lyrics:

And I never thought I’d feel this way
And as far as I’m concerned
I’m glad I got the chance to say
That I do believe, I love you

And if I should ever go away
Well, then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today
And then if you can remember

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

Well, you came and opened me
And now there’s so much more I see
And so by the way
I thank you

Oh and then for the times when we’re apart
Well, then close your eyes and know
The words are coming from my heart
And then if you can remember

Keep smiling and keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
In good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
‘Cause I tell you, that’s what friends are for
Whoa, good times and the bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

The arrangement that I have here for That’s What Friends Are For is in C Major key. On the intro part, I tried to imitate the famous intro of the song. But it is kinda hard to finger on the higher octave, and so I decided to use the lower octave. In that manner, the player would have an ease on the fingering since it is on the C Major chord 1st position. Notice the easy fingering of the intro in the structure of C chord:

That's What Friends Are For Intro

On the latter part of the intro, measure 3, here you’ll encounter the musical grace note Acciaccatura. To play this, you must strike the note as quickly as possible before the principal note to achieve an almost simultaneous sound. Then you have to prepare your left hand finger for a full barre on the first fret, measure 4.

Acciaccatura

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That's What Friends Are For Fingerstyle Tabs
That's What Friends Are For Fingerstyle Tabs
That's What Friends Are For Fingerstyle Tabs
That's What Friends Are For Fingerstyle Tabs