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Lesson notes

Hey Jude was written in 1968 by Paul McCartney, it was recorded on July 31st of that year and released about a month later as a 45. It was the first single released under the Apple Records label. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 5 triads used in the song. Sometimes the chords add the 7 and sometimes they use a non-root bass note. All this is explained. As usual, we’ll first go through each part of the song with chords in root position – then follow that up by using the technique of finding the nearest inversion. In the song specific techniques section, I’ll show you how to play the verse several different ways, so the song can develop as you play it.