In this guitar course, we will be diving into the music of one of the most iconic and influential bands of all time, and learning to play three of their most beloved songs: “Eleanor Rigby,” “Let It Be,” and “All You Need Is Love.”
“Eleanor Rigby”, released on their 1966 album “Revolver”. The song is known for its unique structure, which features a string quartet playing throughout, and has been covered by many artists over the years. The song is the story of loneliness and isolation, the title character who is a lonely spinster and the song reflects the melancholic and lonely feelings with simple yet effective lyrics.
“Let It Be”, released as a single in 1970, and was also included on the band’s final album, “Let It Be”. Written and sung by Paul McCartney, it has since become one of the band’s most famous and enduring songs, known for its uplifting and inspirational message. The song was originally written to comfort McCartney’s older brother, Mike, during a difficult time in his life. The song’s structure is simple , including the opening verses , a chorus and the outro.
“All You Need Is Love”, originally released as a single in 1967. It was also included on the band’s album “Magical Mystery Tour”. Written by John Lennon, the song was commissioned by the BBC to be performed on the Our World, the first live global television link. The song has become one of the band’s most popular and enduring hits, known for its message of love and unity. The song’s structure is simple, opening verses and repeated chorus.