The Beatles - In My Life
In My Life Guitar Tutorial
Welcome to my In My Life Guitar Tutorial by The Beatles. This is possibly one of the greatest songs ever recorded, and this lesson tries to capture everything that makes it great, while making it as easy as possible to learn. It uses one of the most iconic chord progressions, takes you through an emotional rollercoaster of musical feels and feelings, and is so good that Lennon and McCartney each take credit for writing the majority of it.
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!
‘Til next week!