How Far I'll Go

by Alessia Cara • Lesson #34 • Dec 16, 2016

Editor’s Notes

Here’s an acoustic guitar lesson for How Far I’ll Go from the 2016 film Moana. I’m teaching this song in the Key of C, which requires you to add a capo 4th fret if you choose to play along with the album version. Playing it in this key (C) allows you to use much easier chords than would otherwise be required. I hope you enjoy!

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Chord progressions

VERSE
"I've been staring at the edge of the water..."
C . . . Dm . . . Am . . . F . . .  
C . . . Dm . . . Am . . . F . . .

PRE-CHORUS
"Every turn I take, every trail I track..."
Am . . . G . . . C . . . Fm . . .

CHORUS
"See the line where the sky meets the sea..."
C . . . G . . . Am . . . F  . . .
C . . . G . . . Am . . . Fm . . .

Chords with lyrics

(capo 4)

C                                    Dm  
I've been staring at the edge of the water
                Am                          F
Long as I can remember, never really knowing why
C                             Dm
I wish I could be the perfect daughter
                       Am                         F
But I come back to the water, no matter how hard I try

           Am
.....Every turn I take, every trail I track
           G
.....Every path I make, every road leads back
           C
....To the place I know, where I cannot go
           Fm
...Where I long to be

        C                                    G
See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me...
           Am                  F
And no one knows... how far it goes
       F                                    G
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
             Am         Fm                                      C
One day I'll know, If I go there's just no telling how far I'll go

Post-chorus riff

Totally optional, but this captures the Alessia Cara post-chorus melody. See my video lesson for context.

E —––––0––2––5––0––––
B —–3––3––3––3––2––––
G —–2––2––2––2––2––––
D —–0––0––0––0––2––––
A —–––––––––––––0––––
E —––––––––––––––––––

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