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A Hard Days' Night Guitar Lesson

Learn To Play “A Hard Day’s Night”

“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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How To Play “It Wont Be Long”

“It Won’t Be Long” is the opening track on With the Beatles, the Beatles’ second UK album, and was the first original song recorded for it. This particular song is mainly composed by John Lennon and credited as Lennon-McCartney with Paul McCartney assisting with the lyrics and arrangement.

Just like “She Loves You”, “It Wont Be Long” also has the melodramatic ending and their early signature style of call-and-response yeah-yeahs and scaling guitar riffs.

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How To Play “I Want To Hold Your Hand”

“I Want to Hold Your Hand” is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and recorded in October 1963, This song is the first Beatles record to be made using four-track equipment.

“I Want To Hold Your Hand” is the song that breaks their way in the United States of America. In 1963, the Beatles became stars in England, but couldn’t break through in the US. They couldn’t get a major label to distribute their singles in America, so songs like “Love Me Do” and “She Loves You” were issued on small labels and flopped, even though they were hits in England.

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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 “Please, Please Me”

Please, Please Me




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“Please Please Me” is a song and the second single from their United Kingdom released album of the same name. In the US, this is the first single relased.

It was originally a John Lennon composition, but of course during their early years and specially during the production of the Please Please Me Album, George Martin has a lot of say and influence.

According to John Lennon: “Please Please Me is my song completely. It was my attempt at writing a Roy Orbison song, would you believe it? I wrote it in the bedroom in my house at Menlove Avenue, which was my auntie’s place”

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How To Play “I Feel Fine”

“I Feel Fine” is a riff-driven rock song written by John Lennon and released in 1964 by the Beatles as the A-side of their eighth British single. The song is notable for being one of the first uses of guitar feedback in popular music.

I Feel Fine was recorded during the sessions for the Beatles For Sale album, although it was a stand-alone release.

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