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Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« on: May 09, 2006, 10:50:33 PM »

I used to play guitar and now Im trying to get back into it. What are the easiest Beatles songs to learn how to play?
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006, 11:22:36 PM »

Years ago, I bought The Complete Beatles Songbook Volumes 1 and 2 which was a nice way to start.  Prior to that, I would just play the chords in the key the song was in.  The earlier songs were easy that way.

The first Beatles song I played on guitar was I'll Cry Instead:


                 G         C9          G     C9       G     C9   G   C9
     I've got every reason on earth to be mad,
               G       C9       G     C9     D       Dsus   D
     'Cause I just lost the only girl I had.
        C7
     If I could get my way, I'd get myself locked up today
              G               D      G
     But I can't, so I'll cry instead.


                        Bm
     Don't want to cry when there's people there
              A
     I get shy when they start to stare,
              D                                    E7                    A7            D7
     I'm gonna hide myself away, but I'll come back again some day.


Give it a try.  Sing like John.  You'll sound great!
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 07:27:08 AM »

Tomorrow Never Knows is just one chord.
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 11:44:28 AM »

Love Me Do is about their easiest I'd say!

I would love to hear Tomorrow Never Knows played acoustically - those backwards bits might be a bit tricky though! ;)

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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 11:49:39 AM »

I used to sing Tomorrow Never Knows sometime. I made the strange sounds with my voice and thought it sounded really alike. ;D
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006, 03:41:27 PM »

Eight Days a Week and Twist and Shout are both easy. They are also easily recognized.
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2006, 04:04:54 PM »

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Eight Days a Week and Twist and Shout are both easy. They are also easily recognized.

When I first learned to play Twist and Shout, for some strange reason I found it very difficult co-ordinating the chord changes to the singing!!

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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2006, 06:12:59 PM »

Well I might be playing it in a different key than the recording.
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2006, 02:01:14 AM »

Yes, Eight Days A Week is pretty easy too.

Fade in:  D   E   G   D

D                        E                G                          D
Ooh, I need your love, babe,  guess you know it's true

D                          E                G                     D
Hope you need my love, babe,  just like I need you  

Bm         G            Bm         E
Hold me, love me, hold me, love me.
   D                          E              G                  D
I ain't got nothin' but love babe, eight days a week.


Bridge:

A                          Bm
Eight days a week, I love you
E                         G                      A
Eight days a week is not enough to show I care


Fade out:   D   E   G   D




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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2006, 03:11:57 AM »

when i first picked up the acoustic guitar given to me (granted, it was out of tune) i tried my luck doing Across The Universe using tabs i got online. it wasnt great but for someone that had no idea what the christ he was doing, it sounded similar to it
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2006, 11:50:53 PM »

Does anyone have a link to some diagrams of chords. Im trying to learn how to play F#m, C#m, A, B7, B, ect. But I cant find any good chord charts on the internet.
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2006, 02:48:33 AM »

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Does anyone have a link to some diagrams of chords. Im trying to learn how to play F#m, C#m, A, B7, B, ect. But I cant find any good chord charts on the internet.


Try this site:  http://www.crossroads-guitar.com/



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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2006, 03:34:59 AM »

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Try this site:  http://www.crossroads-guitar.com/





Thanks that seems to be working well :)

I'm working on playing Here Comes The Sun at the moment but on the tab when it tells me to play just an empty 4th string 4 times in a row, it just doesn't seem to sound right. Could I have a tab thats not right?
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Re: Easiest Beatles Song to Play
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2006, 03:52:45 AM »

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Thanks that seems to be working well :)


Anytime at all!

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