THE OPENING CHORD TO THE BEATLES’ “A HARD DAY’S NIGHT”

WHILE OUR NEXT INTERVIEW IS COMING TO LIFE…

Hirth From Earth

While our next interview is coming to life and we’re waiting for the smoke to clear to get that hot interview up by Ed Huerta, I thought I’d put up a little post which is about a very cool chord that begins a song that has always been one of my favorites in its particular place in the history of music.

THE OPENING CHORD TO THE BEATLES’ “A HARD DAY’S NIGHT”

A Hard Day's Night

This audio file has been floating around the internet since before I put up my first Jackaboutguitars.com post back in January of 2012.  I was considering posting it at that time but never did.

Randy Bachman, known for his many accomplishments with The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, was invited to Abbey Road Studios a few years back and offered the opportunity while visiting London , to hear any Beatles‘ song that he wanted from the master tapes by Giles Martin, the son of George Martin, who is known by many as the man who recorded The Beatles.

Being a guitar player, Randy Bachman was most curious about hearing that famous opening chord to The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night.

The opening chord to The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” has always been a little bit of a mystery to most, but usually guitar players can get pretty close to something that sounds fairly right. There have been so many different interpretations as to what that famous chord really might be.

Another thing, I mean really, who hasn’t, when holding an electric 12 string in their hands, not tried playing that opening chord. That chord is where most of us first heard an electric 12 string guitar.

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George Harrison’s Rickenbacker 360/12

Here’s a little video just for fun…it should bring back a few memories to most who are my age and more.

The audio recording is fun and any Beatles’ fan who is a player will take great joy in listening to Randy Bachman’s interpretation of what appears to be the pieces put together to make up that famous ringing chord.

As many times as I have heard it, it’s always a joy to hear it again and again as I really take pleasure in hearing that song period!

It always takes me back to the excitement of that time in the history of music and the beginnings of my guitar playing life.

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By the way, any of these YouTube postings concerning The Beatles are always subject to getting pulled by YouTube without notice at any time for whatever reason as I have learned in the past. I hope that you get a chance to enjoy this one before it gets “the yank”.     –   Jack

 

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