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Let It Be was written by Paul McCartney. It was released in 1970 – and was the last single released by The Beatles before the band broke up. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 7 different triads used in the song. Only one of them adds a “7” to make it a 4-note chord but two are played with bass notes other than the root – so we’ll cover slash chords. 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 your left hand is perfectly fitted to playing “the 5” as well as the name note. I’ll also be giving some coaching on rhythms and sustain pedal technique.