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The End is a beautiful and incredibly sad song recorded by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. It’s the final track of their ninth studio album ‘Backspacer’, which was released in 2009.

It features relatively easy chord shapes with the main melody notes of Eddie Vedder’s vocals incorporated, and moderately fast fingerpicking, which should be doable for most guitar players. The song is in the key of G and although the lesson is presented in standard tuning, on the original recording the guitar is tuned down a half step.