Top 10 Beatles harmonica lessons

The Beatles are the biggest band in the history of popular music. The Fab Four have sold 600 million records worldwide, and some of their greatest hits contain pretty cool harmonica playing. Here's my rundown of the top harmonica lessons on songs by the Beatles. (Also be sure to check out my Beatles harmonica lessons YouTube playlist!)


LESSON #1: Love Me Do (The Beatles) harmonica lesson - intro

FUN FACT: 'Love Me Do' was written several years before the Beatles existed and three recorded versions have been released, each with a different drummer.


LESSON #2: Love Me Do (The Beatles) harmonica lesson - bridge


LESSON #3: Yesterday (The Beatles) harmonica lesson

FUN FACT: Paul McCartney is the only member of the Beatles to appear on 'Yesterday'.


LESSON #4: Hey Jude (The Beatles) harmonica lesson

FUN FACT: 'Hey Jude' evolved from "Hey Jules", a song McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon's son, Julian, after Lennon had left his wife for Yoko Ono.


LESSON #5: Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles) harmonica lesson

FUN FACT: 'Here Comes the Sun' is the most streamed Beatles song on Spotify with over 350 million plays.


LESSON #6: From Me to You (The Beatles) harmonica lesson

FUN FACT: Lennon and McCartney began writing 'From Me to You' while riding a coach heading to Shrewsbury as part of the Beatles' tour with Helen Shapiro.


LESSON #7: And I Love Her (The Beatles) harmonica lesson

FUN FACT: Paul McCartney has called 'And I Love Her' "the first ballad I impressed myself with".


LESSON #8: All My Loving (The Beatles) harmonica lesson

FUN FACT: Paul McCartney thought of the lyrics to 'All My Loving' whilst shaving.


LESSON #9: Yellow Submarine (The Beatles) harmonica lesson

FUN FACT: The US release of 'Yellow Submarine' coincided with John Lennon's controversial "more popular than Jesus" remarks, which led some radio stations to impose a ban on the Beatles' music.


LESSON #10: When I'm Sixty-Four (The Beatles) harmonica lesson

FUN FACT: 'When I'm Sixty-Four' was sped up at the request of Paul McCartney to make his voice sound younger.


What's your favourite Beatles song to play on harmonica? Let me know what you think in the comments!


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