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RHYTHMSFORBEATLESSONGS part 1

I recommend The Beatles Complete

SONG

Across the Universe


All my Lovin
All You Need is Love
And I Love Her
Another Girl
Anytime At All
Baby Youre a Rich Man
Back In The USSR
Ballad of John & Yoko
Because
For the Benefit of Mr Kite
Carry That Weight
Cant Buy me Love
Bungalow Bill
Cry Baby Cry
A Day in the Life
Day Tripper
Dear Prudence
Dont Pass Me By
Eight Days a Week
Fool On The Hill
For No One
For You Blue
From Me To You
Golden Slumbers
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Get Back
Girl
Glass Onion
Good Day Sunshine
Got To Get You Into My Life
Hard Days Night
Help
Hello Goodbye
Here, There & Everywhere
Hey Jude

1st Chord

C
Dm
G
Fm
G
Gm
G
G
C
Am
Cm
C
C
C
G
G
C
G
C
G
C6
C
C
G
C6
Am
D?
Am
Am
G
C
C
Dm
F
F
C

RHYTHM

SPLIT CHORD
TWIST
HALF BEAT BOUNCE / BASSRUN
BALLAD / BOSSANOVA
TWIST
BOSSA NOVA
BOSSANOVA
STRAIGHT EIGHT BOOGIE
TWIST
SPLIT CHORD
HALF BEAT BOUNCE
BOSSA / Cluster chords
TWIST
HALFBEATBOUNCE
STRAIGHTBEAT / BASSRUN
HALF BEAT BOUNCE (slow then fast)
TWIST
HALF BEAT BOUNCE
TWIST
TWIST
(see page 14)
(listen to the original)
12/8 BOOGIE SHUFFLE
TWIST2
BALLAD
BOUNCE 1 / UM PAH
12/8 BOOGIE SHUFFLE
OOMPAH (think Russian)
BOSSA
OOMPAH
BOSSANOVA
TWIST
TWIST
HALFBEATBOUNCE
SPLIT CHORD
HALFBEATBOUNCE / Slash
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RHYTHMSFORBEATLESSONGS part 2
SONG

Here Comes The Sun


Honey Pie
I Feel Fine
I Me Mine
I Need You
I Saw Her Standing There
I Shouldve Known Better
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
I Will
I Am The Walrus
If I Fell
If I Needed Someone
Im Looking Through You
Im Only Sleeping
Im So Tired
In My Life
Its Only Love
I Wanna Be Your Man
Julia
Long And Winding Road
Lovely Rita Meter Maid
Lucy In The Sky
Martha My Dear
Maxwells Silver Hammer
Michelle
The Night Before
Nowhere Man
Ob La Di
Piggies
Run For Your Life
Sexy Sadie
Sgt Pepper
Something
Strawberry Fields Forever
Sun King
When Im Sixty Four
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Yesterday
You Cant Do That
You Wont See Me

1st Chord

G
Dm
F
Am
G
C
C
C
F
A
Gm
G
C
Em
A
G
C
F
D
Am
C
A
C
C
D
G
C
F
F
G
F
C
G
A
C
C
Am
F
F
F

RHYTHM

BOSSANOVA
OOMPAH
TWIST
3 BEATBOUNCE
BOSSANOVA
TWIST
TWIST
TWIST
SPLIT CHORD
STRAIGHTBEAT / Think Oasis
SPLIT CHORD
BOSSANOVA
TWIST
HALF BEAT BOUNCE
BOUNCE / TWIST
HALF BEAT BOUNCE
BALLAD STYLE
STRAIGHT EIGHT BOOGIE
HALF BEAT BOUNCE
HALF BEAT BOUNCE
STRAIGHTBEAT
HALF BEAT BOUNCE / Str8
OOMPAH
OOMPAH
SPLIT CHORD
TWIST
OOMPAH
(listen to the original)
STRAIGHT 4 BEAT
TWIST
STRAIGHT 4 BEAT
TWIST
SPLITCHORD
HALFBEATBOUNCE
SPLIT CHORD
OOMPAH
HALF BEAT BOUNCE
SPLITCHORD
TWIST& BOUNCE
TWIST

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BEATLESSTYLINGS
You can have great fun practicing your favourite Beatles songs
and the rhythms in this book will help you play most of them. There are some
stylings that we havent covered that can make all the difference to your sound.

SEVENTHS
They used sevenths a LOT! Play any chord slowly and then move your thumb to
the maj7 or the 7 and you will hear a Beatles song in your head.
BASSRUNS
They also made good use of bass runs. Try the following tune in the style of
Penny Lane then go listen to the actual song and try to figure it out.
HAPENNYLANE

G Middle
Marching Rhythm
G

F#

Gm Middle

etc

You can do something similar with FIXINGAHOLE


Rhythm - fast Half Beat Bounce

C
Cm7

Cm/B

Cm/Bb
F7

Cm/A Cm/G

Cm/F# F7

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BEATLESSTYLINGS

BLUES & ROCK ANDROLL


The Beatles covered a lot of Blues and Rock and Roll songs
and wrote many of their own. See how many Blues rhythms
you can match up to Beatles songs.

Try the Blueberry Hill rhythm with OH DARLING and the 12/8 Jerry Lee Lewis
style Boogie rhythm with BACKINTHEUSSR.

Or modify the standard Blues rhythms to suit. Try this tune in the style of
LADYMADONNA then work out the REALsong!

Bkwards

G G Bb B C C D C

(Bb)G

etc

Eb

Bb

Middle

Backwards

Left hand octaves

C C Bb G

Bb

Bb

C C Bb Bb A A Bb Bb F F G G Ab Ab A A Bb Bb A A G G A A

Backwards

A G

Eb

Bb

Middle

C C Bb Bb A A Bb Bb F F

G G Ab Ab A

Bb

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YOU ARE NOW


READY FOR BOOK 5