March 6, 2020 by Klaus Crow
Today we have 30 of the best songs from the most popular band of all time “The Beatles”. These songs are indispensable in the learning journey of every guitar student who wants to become an accomplished, allround pop musician.
From beautiful fingerpicking ballads, heavenly chord progressions, to icon rock ‘n roll tunes. It’s all here. Unlike a lot of popular music these days, not one song in this list sounds the same. They are all unique pieces of art with their own signature style.
Listen and learn from the musical legends Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. Practice and study their ingenious guitar composition skills and beautiful song melodies. There is a treasure of musical craftsmanship to learn from their repertoire. Soak it all up.
If you’re curious what kind of guitars The Beatles used for their recordings check out this extensive list of Instruments specific to Rubber Soul sessions.
Note: This list is in no particular order and far from complete. I create these lists to inspire and motivate, to make you pick up your guitar and explore the boundless creativity that music holds.
The song titles in the list below contain a YouTube link to the song, the Applemusic & Spotify links direct you straight to the song in the associated apps. I hope you like that. Finally the Chords links show you to the chords of the song.
A great app for iPhone to slow down or speed up the music (for transcribing songs or playing along) or change pitch (change keys) is the Amazing Slow Downer app. It’s not cheap for an app, but I really love it. There’s also a free lite version to try out. I’m not sponsored by this app in any way, I just like it a lot.
If you’re interested in the complete scores of the Beatles check out the book below. This hardcover edition features over 1100 pages with full scores and lyrics to all 210 titles recorded by The Beatles.
What is your favorite Beatles guitar song? Do you like the Apple Music and Spotify links that I added to the list? Who’s your favorite Beatles composer? Please share any comments you have below. I appreciate it.