Andy McKee Drifting

Andy McKee is an amazing fingerstyle player. I have been spending the last two weeks getting myself up to speed with some of these accomplished fingerstyle guitarists. I decided to work on a couple of pieces and, even for the advanced player, some of these arrangements are very challenging.

One of the tunes I am working on, Drifting, is available on YouTube here. For those of you who play, you can try the tab here. Be warned however. He makes it seem easy to play the song. But learning his tapping and fingerstyle technique is a little more involved.

Andy McKee

13 replies
  1. Gabriel
    Gabriel says:

    Hello Richard,
    I saw in you blog you left a link to Andy Mckee’s drifting tab, but the link is broken. I am looking for this tab but can’t find it. Can you send me or fix the link?
    Thank you!

  2. tomas
    tomas says:

    I’m quiet an advanced player but I just can’t seem to tab this song and the link doesn’t work for me either, can you send it to me too?? thx in advance

  3. jann
    jann says:

    a great song ! unfortunately the link doesn’t work for me either 🙁 could you please send me a copy too ?

    tanks in advance !


  4. Ben James
    Ben James says:


    I’m sure there is a problem with the link still (somehow) – I’ve tried it both in ie and Firefox hand-typed and pasted and it still doesn’t work for me.

    Would it be possible to send me this tab? I really like the style of the piece and want to learn it.

    keep up the good work

  5. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    Hello Ben,

    The link is there. Works fine. I’ve tried it from 8 different browsers and five different computers through 5 different ISPs.

    Here is the tab. Cut and paste and format with a monospaced font.

    Both E”™s and the B are dropped down.
    It is tuned as follows













  6. Josh Kaufman
    Josh Kaufman says:

    I am the webmaster at It worries me that so many people are having trouble accessing the link. I think it might be a problem with my hosting company. Are the people who are having trouble in countries outside the US?

  7. Mitch
    Mitch says:

    Hi there, ive been learning Drifting off a guitar pro file and its not as accurate as id like it to b. Could u send me a copy of ur tab, the one u got posted is kinda hard to read!! thanks

  8. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    Hi Mitch. Try the link in the post first. The link is up and the tab and video are on the site. If not, cut and paste the tab into a word processor and format with a mono space font (courier). Best of luck learning the piece. It is a bit challenging.

  9. Reno
    Reno says:

    Thanx for drifting-tab richard, i like this song very much, and i spent 2 weeks trying to conquer this song, but i failed so your tab very helpful.


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