Do You Want to Know a Secret?

A step-by-step lesson on how to play the Beatles song

THE BEATLES blasted onto the world music scene almost 60 years ago as a rock ‘n roll band. But if you listen closely and analyze many of their songs, you’ll easily recognize the melodies and chord changes as being straight out of popular song, a derivative of the days of Tin Pan Alley.

This is why so many of their tunes lend themselves to being played as instrumentals and are even included in the “jazz standards” books.

This particular song is one my favorites. I’m including a step-by-step video tutorial here. I play the chords and the melody for each section, and then it’s repeated in slow-motion to give you extra time to learn it.

And here is the song played through just for reference:

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