“Get Back” is a song recorded by the Beatles, originally released as a single on 11 April 1969 and credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston.” A different mix of the song later became the closingRead More…
In this post we will learn how to play the song Dear Prudence as popularized by the Beatles from their “White Album”
Couple of things to mention before playing Dear Prudence on the guitar. First, the 6th string should be tuned 1 whole note lower from E to D. Second, the whole song uses the guitar plucking/fingerstyle of Donovan/Travis finger picking.
In this post, we will learn how to play “Wait” as popularized by The Beatles.
This song is included in their sixth studio album called Rubber Soul.
Here are a couple of fun facts about the song courtesy of SongFacts.
WAIT – Song Fun Facts
This is one of those songs of the Beatles that is unclear who wrote or composed the song. It’s known today to be credited to Lennon and McCarthy, but in his book Many Years from Now, McCartney credits the song entirely to himself, while another music publication of the time credits it entirely to Lennon.
Paul McCartney wrote this song in Hamburg, Germany while The Beatles were the house band at The Star Club, where they spent much of 1962 improving their skills with constant live performances. An early favorite, the band performed the song at their Parlophone Records audition on June 6, 1962.
This is a great example of how the group forged a very personal relationship with their fans through songs that spoke directly to the listener. The words “I,” “You,” “Me” and “Love” show up in many of their early hits, creating a strong connection between band and listener.
This was used as the B-side of “Love Me Do,” the first Beatles release in England. It was going to be their first single, but Peggy Lee had a song out with the same title so the record company decided to release “Love Me Do” instead.
“I Me Mine” is a song by the Beatles, written and sung by George Harrison and released on their 1970 album Let It Be. The song originated from the January 1969 Get Back/Let It Be sessions, and its lyrics serve as a comment from Harrison on the fractious situation within the band. Will post equivalent tutorial on Richard Riff’s website!
The Beatles rehearsed the song at Twickenham Film Studios that same month and formally recorded it a year later. It was the last new track recorded by the band before their split in April 1970.
“With a Little Help from My Friends” is a song by The Beatles, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney from the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band issued worldwide in June 1967. The song was written for and sung by the Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr as the character “Billy Shears”.
The song was reissued as a single – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends with B-Side A Day In The Life in the U.S. August 1978 and in the U.K. September 1978. With a Little Help from My Friends was ranked No. 311 on Rolling Stone ’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
“I’m Happy Just to Dance with You” is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by the Beatles for the film soundtrack to A Hard Day’s Night. Lead vocals are by George Harrison, whose performance in the film marked the first commercial music video segment with Harrison singing lead.