Five Beatles favorites including Something, Two Of Us, Yellow Submarine, Yesterday and You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Lesson 1: Something - Guitar Lesson
The version of Something on Abbey Road is done in the key of C, modulating to A for the bridge. This arrangement we are looking at is based on George’s acoustic guitar demo of the song that was released on The Beatles Anthology III. This version is probably how George played it for his wife, Patti, in their kitchen in 1968. We are playing in the key of A, modulating to F# for the bridge. The intro riff, or melody is much easier to play in this key and leads me to believe that this is the key George wrote it in, if he wrote it on guitar. There are conflicting stories about this. Most composers who play the guitar tend to write things that lay comfortably under the fingers on the fretboard.
Lesson 2: Two Of Us - Guitar Lesson
Lesson 3: Yellow Submarine - Guitar Lesson
Lesson 4: Yesterday - Beatles - Guitar Lesson
The latest project has been Yesterday, where we take a look at both a guitar accompaniment version and a solo guitar arrangement. The accompaniment version is pretty much the way Paul played it and is a simple way to back up the vocal part. The instrumental arrangement is an intermediate-level fingerpicking piece that uses more of an arpeggio style than alternating bass notes.
Lesson 5: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Guitar Lesson