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How To Play “Dear Prudence”

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.

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How To Play “I, Me, Mine” on Guitar

“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.

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How To Play “Across The Universe”

Across The Universe

“Across the Universe” is a song recorded by the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song first appeared on the various artists’ charity compilation album No One’s Gonna Change Our World in December 1969, and later, in different form, on Let It Be, the group’s final released album.

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How To Play “Back In The U.S.S.R.”

Back In The U.S.S.R.

“Back in the U.S.S.R.” is a 1968 song by The Beatles. It is credited to the songwriting partnership Lennon–McCartney, although it was actually written by Paul McCartney. The song opens the double-disc album The Beatles, also known as the White Album, and then segues into the album’s next song, “Dear Prudence”.

The opening track on the White Album, Back In The USSR was written by Paul McCartney and inspired by Chuck Berry’s Back In The USA and the Beach Boys’ California Girls.

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How To Play “Come Together”

Come Together

“Come Together” is a song by the Beatles written by John Lennon but credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song is the opening track on the album Abbey Road and was released as a double A-sided single with “Something”, their 21st single in the United Kingdom and 26th in the United States. The song reached the top of the charts in the US[2] and peaked at number four in the UK.

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How to Play “Two Of Us”

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Two of Us

“Two of Us” is a 1969 song written mostly by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney). An early performance of the song, in a guitar-driven rock style, can be seen in the Let It Be film. Unsatisfied with this style, which McCartney described as “chunky”, the band reworked the song around acoustic guitars. The Beatles performed a finished version of the song live at Apple Studios on 31 January 1969; this performance was included in both the Let It Be film and album.

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How To Play “Get Back”

“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.”[3] A different mix of the song later became the closing track of Let It Be (1970), which was the Beatles’ last album released just after the group split. The single version was later issued on CD on the second disc of the Past Masters compilation.

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How To Play “Dig A Pony”

“Dig a Pony” is a song by the Beatles, originally released on their 1970 album Let It Be. “Dig a Pony” was the penultimate song played at the concert on the rooftop of Apple Studios in Savile Row, London on 30 January 1969.

This song was originally titled “All I Want Is You” and is written mostly by John Lennon and credited to Lennon-McCartney. According to Lennon, he thought that this song was a “Piece of garbage” although he wrote this for his soon to be wife, Yoko Ono.

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How to Play “Across The Universe”

“Across the Universe” is a song recorded by the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song first appeared on the various artists’ charity compilation album No One’s Gonna Change Our World in December 1969, and later, in different form, on Let It Be, the group’s final released album.

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How To Play “Blackbird”

“Blackbird” is a Beatles song from the double-disc album The Beatles (known as the White Album). The song was written by Paul McCartney, though credited to Lennon–McCartney.

McCartney explained on Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, aired in 2005, that the guitar accompaniment for “Blackbird” was inspired by J.S. Bach’s Bourrée in E minor, a well known lute piece, often played on the classical guitar.

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