A Hard Days Night

A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles Preview Guitar Lesson

Lesson Overview

A Hard Day’s Night is the self titled song from The Beatle’s third studio album released in 1964. This song opens with a really cool suspended chord that’s almost impossible to play on one guitar. The recording actually uses two guitars, but I’ll show you a way to get around it and make it work on one. From there it picks up into the iconic 60’s guitar style of playing, with very bouncy open chords with incorporated common notes to make some interesting suspended and add9 chords. The bridge in particular is interesting because it shifts to a minor key which really changes the mood from the uplifting groove from before. The lick that George Harrison plays in the interlude is really cool and uses an ostinato pattern that has interesting phrasing that I’ll show you how to get under your fingers.

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