This classic Beatles tune may feature open chords and an easy strumming pattern, making it relatively straightforward to learn.
Harrison recorded 13 takes of this track on 7 July – his debut as a solo artist on Abbey Road album!
D is one of the more complex open major chords and often the first that beginners encounter. While its shape can be difficult for newcomers to master, particularly when trying to fret it with their thumb! Pressing against strings may initially feel painful but will eventually become less so with practice.
The D chord can make for a powerful combination in any progression, particularly paired with G or A major. Furthermore, you might like combining it with sus chords – they may take more practice to play but once mastered they make for some amazingly cool tones when played alongside D!
A chord is an ideal starting point for new guitarists as it uses an easy strumming pattern of D DU UD and introduces the open A shape, a moveable bar chord shape which can be used to play any major chord on guitar.
To form an open A chord, simply leave the top two strings unplayed while barring the 5th fret of the low E string (which already contains an A note) at its 5th fret – you will hear an open A chord ring out when strumming all five strings at once!
This shape can be moved around the neck to create all major chords and serves as an effective power chord shape as well.
Beginners often begin their musical education with G, though it can be tricky due to requiring stretching across all fretboard. This may cause some buzzing, which is perfectly normal.
One effective strategy to avoid this issue is playing G with your fingers curved – this will prevent the meaty part of your finger from blocking other strings.
To do this, place your middle finger on the third fret of the low E string and index finger on the second fret of A string; move your ring finger up one fret until it reaches the third fret of B string.
If you’re just getting started playing guitar, this song is an ideal starting point as it does not necessitate high fretboard playing. However, to successfully attempt this song you will require knowledge of several chords.
Before moving forward with any songwriting endeavor, you should know how to form the A7 chord. It is relatively easy to learn and can be used in numerous songs ranging from funk and soul music to mainstream pop songs such as Here Comes The Sun where it provides extra flavor to songs like the bridge.
Learning Here Comes the Sun can be a rewarding way to expand your musical horizons and hone your strumming technique. Although more difficult than some other Beatles tracks, Here Comes the Sun will definitely pay dividends in your efforts!
Here Comes the Sun begins with two straightforward chords of D and G in its chorus, before transitioning to an inverted secondary dominant which adds some tension.
The final chord in the chorus is an Ab major. This chord adds energy and fun to your music and works well with most strumming patterns.
Here Comes the Sun is a song known for its strong vocal melody, making some chords difficult for beginners to navigate.
An effective way of playing this chord is with a C-major barre chord, created using your index finger on the third fret and barring it with it; this will mute the sixth string and allow you to strum four strings down from there.
You’ve likely encountered this type of chord before in many popular songs – often found in funk or metal music genres; and even heard on classic Beatles songs like “Rubber Soul”. It features a seven-semitone interval from C to G for easy listening pleasure.