Updated: Nov 29, 2022
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
LESSON #5: Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles) harmonica lesson
LESSON #6: From Me to You (The Beatles) harmonica lesson
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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