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Yea, I'll second the Day Tripper! It's a sweet riff...check out how Hendrix does it on the BBC Sessions...
Also, I think "Here, There & Everywhere" is a really great song, and has a great chord progression, although it might be a little hard (I remember I learned it a while ago, although I don't remember it anymore).
I think I learned some of "No Reply" at one point, but not all of it...hmm...some of the chords are really nice on that one, too.
The Beatles used a lot of really great, unconventional (for rock songs) chords.
My favorite Beatles songs to play acoustic (beside Blackbird):
In My Life Here, There, & Everywhere Mother Nature's Son (I do it Travis picked) Things We Said Today Two of Us Ballad of John & Yoko Hard Day's Night If I Fell (Needs second vocal part) I Feel Fine (better with second guitar & vocal)
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Learn there early stuff. In my opinion, it is more challenging to play than their later stuff because their later stuff relied less on straight up guitar and more on studio musicians. If you can get past what some feel are 'teenybopper' lyrics, there are some great guitar parts in songs like Ticket to Ride, She Loves you, and other early songs. Just learning these songs you'll learn a lot about chords.
Most of their early stuff is electric but it's clean electric so it sounds good on acoustic too.
I had a guitar teacher that wanted me to play it for the hammerons etc, and he took pity on my natural baritone voice and taught it to me in E. It really sounds great on my 12 string and I usually do it as a solo number between sets at gigs. The crowds seem to always like it and hell they don't know it's supposed to be in D.
It's in E.
It's easier to play capoed on the 2nd fret with an open D chord shape. Here's another trick if you have a Kyser-type capo, just capo on the first five strings and let the low E string ring free.
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Originally posted by alexslashaxel I am interested in learning something from the beatles, mainly acoustic. I have learned most of black bird, but i was wanted something. Im not really a huge beatles afficanado, so Im looking for suggestions.
How about the one Richard Starkey wrote called "Kobe the Rapist Averages 45 ppg and the Lakers Still Blow!"