Boxing by Ben Folds

Difficulty: Intermediate


There are some exciting tempo changes in this song. If you haven’t heard it, it is actually played on piano, which is what Ben Folds is known for. If you need to work on some really cool jazz voicing, this song is one of the best! There are some very awkward chord arrangements in the song, but we included the video for the more challenging parts. Remember, watch closely for the tempo changes. You can play this loosely, because the song just has one thematic piano.

You will need to tune as followed :

D, A, D, G, B, E ( drop d tuning )


Verse 1

Notice in the first few measures of this verse, you will play the first
four measures, and then go back and play three measures of the same
part again. Then, you will pickup on the 2. and start from there. The
same applies in the second verse.

Verse 2 and 3


Pre Verse


Final Chorus


Riff Resources

Complete Transcription To
“Boxing” (PDF)

Complete Transcription To
“Boxing” (Power Tab)