Lesson Plan

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Lesson notes

In 1970 George Harrison released All Things Must Pass, a double album full of songs that there was no room for on Beatles albums over the years. It was chock full of incredible tunes, including two versions of 'Isn't It A Pity.' The original arrangement was mostly a piano accompaniment but the voicings used transfer over to the guitar very well, and make for a fairly easy set of chords.
The song is in the key of G but the best way to duplicate the voicings is to do it with a capo at the fifth fret, playing in the relative key of D. This lesson starts with that approach, throws in a fair measure of theory about the chords, and then includes a challenge for the student to figure out how to play it an octave lower without the capo.