Favourite Beatle Song for guitar playing?

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  1. TheGoodTexan

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    Can’t believe no one has said it yet. My favorite Beatles song...

    Don’t Let Me Down

    I play it for anyone who will listen. I know, I know, it didn’t come around until later... but the Beatles were over before I was even born, so I got them all at one time anyway.
     
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    More cowbell
     
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    Helter Skelter!!
     
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    So you're saying that we've all let you down?
     
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    Right now I'm struggling to nail the lead guitar part of the BBC live version of Till There Was You. Seriously check it out, it's George Harrison at his finest, I love that little song.
     
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    Guitar for the solo - "She's a Woman"
    Guitar for the strumming - Tie: "You're Gonna Lose That Girl"/"I've Just Seen a Face"
    Guitar for fingerpicking - "Blackbird"
    Bass - "Nowhere Man"
     
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    Dont let me down!
     
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    You have no idea.
     
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    “She’s a Woman”
     
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    I'll often play I Dig A Pony as part of my warm up.

    I do a version of I Want You that segues into M.O.'s The Dance Of Maya and then back again.

    I also play Get Back and I've Got A Feeling.

    As you've guessed by now, Let It Be is probably my favorite Beatles album.

    Oh, and occasionally I'll blow the dust off Norwegian Wood and give it a spin.
     
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    I’ve only ever learned 2 full songs
    “Norwegian Wood”. Picked it up after I saw some guy trying out acoustics in GC using that song and decided I should.

    “Drive My Car”. The church youth group has a big car show every spring, and a bunch of us in the praise band provide music. Misc 1960’s surf, car songs and some CCM/P&W done live. This was one of the “car songs” that we were practicing.

    A guitar instructor gave me the solo from “Let It Be” as an assignment. Learned that, and actually play it fairly often as a little exercise, but never actually learned the whole song.
     
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    Norwegian Wood
    Hide Your Love Away
    Blackbird
     
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    Here we go... I'm both surprised and not surprised at all that no one has listed mine.

    You Never Give Me Your Money

    One of my all time favorite songs in general and definitely my favorite song to play on guitar. It starts out so slow, I throw on the neck pickup with the tone knob down. Then you have that great chord section in the middle (neck and middle of course) and then I drop it to the bridge pickup and go all out for the guitar solo.

    John played some fantastic riffs in the outro that I've played along to more times than I can count. That's probably my most played riff too. Can't get enough of that song.
     
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    "Tomorrow never knows" -Just relax and float downstream...;)
     
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    Good opportunity for me to correct something I posted in a different thread a week or two ago, Here Coms the Sun is capo'd on the 7th fret, not 5th as I had said .... and playing an open D shape which puts the song in the 'correct' key of A. One of my favorites of theirs to play, along with so many others. In our current band, we play several, including...

    Michelle, in a sped-up instrumental Latin style
    The Night Before, instrumental surf
    One after 909, Archives early version
    And I Love Her, instrumental usually
    Yes It Is, instrumental
    Day Tripper, Latin instrumental with modified riff
    In My Life
    Leave My Kitten Alone

    In the all-Beatles band I was in, I liked in particular If I Needed Someone and Things We Said Today, both of which I added a solo in the middle.

    At home alone I like playing Prudence and Julia with the Donovan picking pattern that he taught to John.
     
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    NOT A SECOND TIME.
     
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    All in various stages of competence...
    Norwegian Wood
    In My Life
    Yesterday
    Let It Be
    Here Comes The Sun
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    Come Together
     
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    Great one, thanks for posting this!
     
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    Pulled this out for a listen, yeah really excellent and a true early acoustic-like jazz box sound, on the Gretsch I assume .... but what in heck is that one chord near the end of the solo on which he applies the Bigsby?! Great stuff by young George.
     
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