Yiruma – River Flows In You (Tab)

Yurima – River Flows in You (Tab)


I’ve done plenty of TV, book and game themes but I think this is the first book theme I’ve done. There seems to be a fair bit of confusion about what constitutes Bella’s/Edward’s Lullaby which I got caught up in. When I was working it out, as a very cheap Christmas present for a friend, I thought I was working out the song from the film. But it turns out this version is in the film and Yiruma’s River Flows In You was decided to be the theme by a bunch of fans. And I think the fans got it right. River Flows in You has a very sweet catchy melody. And the official piece, well, it’s a bit shit.

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  1. Daniel September 8th, 2012 2:41 pm

    When strumming, the down arrow means that you strum it downwards? I’m asking because the tabs are “upside down”, compared to the strings of the ukulele and that would also be logic if the down arrow meant that you strum it upwards. Thanks in advance.

  2. Jk September 8th, 2012 8:33 pm

    You should get rid of the “Japan” tag and replace it with korea

  3. Woodshed September 9th, 2012 1:53 pm

    Daniel: Yeah, the strums are upside down too. So an up arrow is a down strum and vice versa.

    Jk: Thanks. Fixed it.

  4. Andrew January 2nd, 2013 6:01 pm

    Woodshed, how do I navigate to only your videos?

  5. Woodshed January 3rd, 2013 12:21 pm

    Andrew: You can’t on the site. But they’re all here.

  6. Andy February 19th, 2013 11:34 pm

    Can you please do a video cover on this? I think that would help a lot!

  7. Woodshed February 20th, 2013 8:15 am

    Andy: I have been meaning to but it requires learning it again as I’ve completely forgotten it.

  8. Vic February 27th, 2013 7:27 am

    Wow this is awesome. I loved playing it on the piano, but it seems much harder on the uke… So fast.

  9. Vic February 27th, 2013 7:29 am

    Not really related to this song but… Have you considered doing a tab for the Game of Thrones theme song? I noticed that you did tabs for a lot of other shows/movies, and the Game of Thrones song is pretty epic…

  10. Woodshed February 27th, 2013 12:43 pm

    Vic: Thanks! I haven’t but Uke of Carl has done a tab for it.

  11. peter May 9th, 2013 4:38 am

    it’s cool, but some chords in the song does not sound like the original one. btw, ur book is awesome.

  12. Woodshed May 9th, 2013 9:46 am

    peter: Thanks very much.

  13. Haley August 17th, 2013 3:18 am

    This song is beautiful…..

  14. Nicholas November 26th, 2013 2:27 pm

    I don’t really get it… What is this (x) in the tab and should we do that??

  15. Woodshed November 29th, 2013 2:45 pm

    Nicholas: They’re muted notes. You stop the string from ringing by muting it with your fretting hand.

  16. Lauren December 28th, 2013 1:49 am

    This has been a favorite song of mine for years. Whenever I need to unwind, I put this song on repeat. Glad to find tabs for it so I can finally learn to play it myself! Thanks so much!!

  17. Woodshed December 28th, 2013 8:10 am

    Lauren: You’re very welcome!

  18. Andy January 13th, 2014 10:38 pm

    great song, great tab. Just asking though are you playing the song exactly how it is in the tab? not sure if its just me but it sounds a little different in some areas, but nevertheless great tab i am trying to master!

  19. Woodshed January 14th, 2014 8:04 am

    Andy: It’s possible there are some differences. But those will just be embellishments to the tab or slightly different ways of playing the same thing.

  20. Andy January 14th, 2014 11:49 pm

    do you play bar 11 how it is? could you give me a little help with the bar, i am having some difficulty playing the bar how it is in the tab, do you have any pointers?

  21. Woodshed January 15th, 2014 8:30 pm

    Andy: I can’t remember for sure but it sounds like it’s played how it’s written in the tab.

  22. jean January 18th, 2014 7:11 am

    what are you doing differently thats not in the tab? when i compare my playing to your recording of the song yours sounds alot nicer to me playing the tab exactly how it is.

  23. Woodshed January 18th, 2014 11:16 am

    Jean: I’m pretty sure there isn’t much if any difference between them.

  24. Ziko May 19th, 2014 2:02 pm

    How do you make strumming sound while pushing a particular fret on a given string too?

  25. Woodshed May 20th, 2014 8:08 am

    Ziko: Where there just one note played with a strum? I just strum as normal but stop the other strings from ringing by resting my other fingers on the fretting hand on the strings.

  26. Chloe August 16th, 2014 1:32 pm

    Thank you so much for all this! Just wondering, you’ve done lots of movie and TV series tabs, could you do musical music like Phantom of the opera or les miserables?

  27. Woodshed August 17th, 2014 10:50 am

    Chloe: I’m not a fan of musicals. So probably not, I’m afraid.

  28. Roriefel December 31st, 2014 4:06 am

    Could you also make a tab of Canon in C. Pls. :)

  29. Alfian March 2nd, 2015 1:20 pm

    How to the 4th verse… i cant seem to understand…… (._.) how bout you do a video of strumming of this song?

  30. eric January 8th, 2016 12:53 am

    totaly amazing!The only thing this can be described is amazing.

  31. Matthew Geiger August 20th, 2016 6:06 am

    Can you please do a tab for Bella’s Lullaby like the official one by Carter Burwell? I have tried but I can find a good tab

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