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Guitar Tab Penny Lane Chords

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Guitar Tab - Penny Lane - Rhythm Chords:

As with many of the Beatles songs, Penny Lane provides the rhythm guitarist with some challenges. If have browsed a lot of chord web sites and very very few of them provide an accurate representation of the chords for this beautiful ballad. I chose to rectify that. You fill find that this tabbed chord arrangement is very faithful to the original score of the 1967 release of this song.

The original song was recored in the key of B Major. This is not too friendly for the guitar player, so I have made my arrangement in a more guitar-friendly key of D Major. This still provides some challenges with several bar chords, but you will find it much easier to play. Also the Key of D Major is a great key for you to play the song as a solo.

True Bluegrass InstrumentalsAcross the Universe: One arrangement that I have found that I really love is Penny Lane played by Eric Hansen on the Classical Guitar. Eric's simplisity on his Beatles songs brings out the beauty of this incredible ballads and allows you to easily follow along without doing finger gymnastics

Michelle; Penny Lane; If I Fell; Strawberry Fields Foreve; (The) Fool on the Hill; In My Life; Girl; I Feel Fine; Across the Universe; She's Leaving Home; There and Everwhere; Eleanor Rigby

This lesson is available in the following formats:

    Penny Lane Guitar - Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you! The file has all of the notation, TAB, left hand fingering, rhythm chords and more. Turn on RSE and you can enjoy listening to the song as if it was really being played! Amazing sound.

    Penny Lane - PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you ! This will include the full tablature of the song, notation, rhythm tracks, fingering and lots more. Plus you can rearrange the song to suit your tastes and playing level. We also include the Tab Notes teaching system.


All of these files were authored in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. This is the favorite tab and notation authoring software for us here at Ultimate Guitar OnLine. It is filled with features and is simple to use - even without a manual. It is compatible with PC and Mac. We use it on the Mac here and it is a pleasure to use. To see a full review click HERE. Otherwise if you would like to try a free copy of it, you can download the demo HERE and use it for 15 days.

Penny Lane - Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:

If you are not familiar with reading Guitar Tab, click HERE for a quick tutorial. If you are not familiar with reading notation click HERE for some online lesson material we have put together. There are a few more areas that you can brush up on to really get going on this song. I have summarized them below. Just click the links and you can go to that particular article.

Having problems with that flat pick? This article gives you lots of info on proper techniques - Right Hand Techniques.

Having trouble with the fingering? Take a look at Left Hand Techniques and get some help there.

Note that this song sound beautiful played with either a Flatpick or Fingerstyle on either an Acoustic Guitar or a Classical Guitar.

Ultimate Guitar Tab Tips on Penny Lane - Rhythm Chords:
    The rhythm of Penny Lane is really quite simple. It is in 4/4 time and there is no syncopation to speak of. About the only surprise in this song is the shift from the key of D major, down 2 frets to the key of C major .
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:

Make sure to memorize your songs. What is the easiest way to do this? Unless you have perfect pitch, you will have to learn one section or measure at a time. Once you can play flawlessly move on to the next measure and add it to what you have memorized. Continue this and make sure you can play the first half of the song, including the second ending.

Once you have the first half memorized, move on to the second half, doing the same thing with the second half of the song.

Penny Lane Chords
Penny Lane Chords