“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.
This post and video tutorial will try teach you how to play “I’ll Be Back”. This is the final song on A Hard Day’s Night. I’ll Be Back was written mostly by John Lennon, and was a reworking of the chords to Del Shannon’s 1961 hit Runaway.
The Beatles recorded “I’ll Be Back” in 16 takes on 1 June 1964. The first nine were of the rhythm track, and the last seven were overdubs of the lead and harmony vocals, and a guitar overdub by Paul McCartney.
The Anthology 1 CD includes take two of “I’ll Be Back”, performed in 6/8 time. The recording broke down when Lennon fumbled over the words in the bridge, complaining on the take that “it’s too hard to sing.” The subsequent take, also included on Anthology, was performed in the 4/4 time used in the final take.
“I Should Have Known Better” is a song by English rock band the Beatles composed by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney), and originally issued on A Hard Day’s Night, their soundtrack for the film of the same name released July 10, 1964.
This particular song was issued as the B-side of the U.S. single A Hard Day’s Night released July 13, 1964. An orchestrated version of the song conducted by George Martin appears on the North American version of the album, A Hard Day’s Night Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
On this tutorial post, you will learn how to play “I should have known better”. You will learn the guitar chords and strumming patter which is the two important things to know. You will also learn the licks used or the little solo.
“Can’t Buy Me Love” is more of Paul McCartney’s song and credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was released by the Beatles on the A-side of their sixth British single, “Can’t Buy Me Love”/”You Can’t Do That”.
While in Paris, the Beatles stayed at the five star George V hotel and had an upright piano moved into one of their suites so that song writing could continue. It was here that McCartney wrote “Can’t Buy Me Love.” The song was written under the pressure of the success achieved by “I Want to Hold Your Hand” which had just reached number one in America. When producer George Martin first heard “Can’t Buy Me Love” he felt the song needed changing: “I thought that we really needed a tag for the song’s ending, and a tag for the beginning; a kind of intro. So I took the first two lines of the chorus and changed the ending, and said ‘Let’s just have these lines, and by altering the second phrase we can get back into the verse pretty quickly.'” And they said, “That’s not a bad idea, we’ll do it that way”.
The song’s verse is a twelve bar blues in structure, a formula that the Beatles seldom applied to their own material
Any Time At All was in an unfinished state when John Lennon brought it to the studio on the afternoon of 2 June 1964. The Beatles initially recorded seven takes of the rhythm track, plus vocals by Lennon.
Incomplete when first brought into Abbey Road Studios on Tuesday 2 June 1964, Paul McCartney suggested an idea for the middle eight section based solely on chords, which was recorded with the intention of adding lyrics later.
But by the time it was needed to be mixed, the middle eight was still without words and that is how it appears on the LP. These few notes were influential in sections of Xanadu, I Say a Little Prayer and Tonight I’m Yours.
McCartney sings the second “Anytime at all” in each chorus because Lennon couldn’t reach the notes. “Any Time at All” reprises a George Martin trick from “A Hard Day’s Night” by using a piano solo echoed lightly note-for-note on guitar by George Harrison.
“If I Fell” is a song by English rock band the Beatles which first appeared in 1964 on the album A Hard Day’s Night in the United Kingdom and on the North American album Something New.
The video below from Beatles Lead Guitar Secrets, will show you the guitar part that George’s played on the record. The second video tries to explain how to play If I Feel – One of the Beatles’ best ballad.
It was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. “That’s my first attempt at a ballad proper….It shows that I wrote sentimental love ballads way back when”, Lennon stated his 1980 Playboy Magazine Interview.
“A Hard Day’s Night” was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney, it was released on the movie soundtrack of the same name in 1964. It was later released as a single, with “Things We Said Today” as its B-side.
The song featured prominently on the soundtrack to the Beatles’ first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night, and was on their album of the same name. The song topped the charts in both the United
Kingdom and United States when it was released as a single.
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“And I Love Her” is a song recorded 25-27 February 1964 and was released in the UK 10 July 1964 and June 26, 1964 in the US.. Written mainly by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney), this is the fifth track on their third album, A Hard Day’s Night. With “If I Fell” as a single by Capitol Records in the United States “And I Love Her” reached 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On this post, you will learn how to play the nylon guitar part of the song which was played by George Harrison. Important to remember here is the chords.