I’ve compiled below my own personal Top 20 acoustic songs by the Beatles. They are in no particular order and I will be doing video tutorials on how to play them.
I could do the whole song, some parts of the songs or the main riff after all, this is a guitar riff website :) But since we all love The Beatles, I will try and cover the whole song.
Here are the Top 20 Acoustic Songs by the Beatles
Yesterday – Truly a Beatles classic. This is the most covered song in history. From the last count its almost 3,000. This song also has many versions in different language (just like George’s Something).
I’ll Follow the Sun
I’ve Just Seen a Face
- Two of Us – This song has a very simple signature riff in the intro. The strumming pattern is straightforward and I think this is one of Paul McCartney’s great acoustic song… and Blackbird.
- Norwegian Wood – A John Lennon classic and somehow of a true story – just like most of his songs. This song is in the key of E and is played with a capo on the second fret and chord shape in D. The melody of the song is played on the strings so this is a very recognizable tune when played for family or friends.
- Across the Universe – A masterpiece by John Lennon which he wrote during their retreat in India. They (John and Paul) actually wrote a lot of great acoustic songs while they were away in that retreat. This is for John and I think Blackbird was also written there.
- And I Love Her – An early love song by the Beatles. This was sung by Paul’s very lovely voice.
- Taste of Honey –
- You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – This is from their 1965 album, HELP! Which is also the title of their 2nd movie.
– Rocky Raccoon is one the acoustic song in The Beatles’ White Album. This is a country style finger picking song sang by Paul McCartney.
I Will – I read somewhere that this song is just a filler song for The White Album, but the song is so enchanting and good, it deserves its own recognition.
Blackbird – Masterpiece and the chord forms and progression is one of a kind to date.
Julia – A song John Lennon wrote for his mother.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George written only a handful of songs during he’s career with the Beatles but when he write something, it is his own signature and a true classic. This song is definitely one of them.
Hey Jude – Paul’s song for John Lennon’s song, Julian. This was during the divorce days by his parents.
Things We Said Today
I’m Looking Through You – This song has a great intro that every acoustic guitarists should know.
For No One – A sad song but a great acoustic song. Once again, sung by Paul. This was from their album Revolver, which is one of my favorite together with Rubber Soul
- Dear Prudence