Hey everyone! It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s time for a fan requested lesson. We get a lot of requests and I wish I had enough time to do them all, but drawing them out of a hat seems to be working pretty good so far! This was a good one, too: “In My Life” by The Beatles.
Throughout the video we demonstrate the chords, strumming and the lead guitar part that they play at the beginning as well as at various times throughout the tune.
As far as the chords go, it’s a mixed bag. There’s the A, E, D, Dm, G chords, which are all pretty simple (we go over them extensively in our rhythm guitar eBook). There’s also F#m, B and A/G which are barre chords and you might have to work them out a bit to get the changes perfect and clean.
The strumming isn’t so tough, and we go over a great way to make sure you’re staying on the beat as we demonstrate how to play the chorus. We also take you step by step through every single strum and show you how it all lines up with the chords so you won’t get lost.
Finally, we demonstrate the lead part (I guess it’s sort of an interlude, since it’s used as a buffer between the two parts) and explain it in a really simple way that’s very beginner-friendly.
Aside from the barre chords this isn’t such a tough song and I’m sure with a bit of practice you’ll get it together in no time!
In My Life Chords:
In My Life Strumming Pattern: