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The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook
 
 

The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook [Kindle Edition]

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A fantastic and stupendous volume for fans of popular music and the Beatles! This comprehensive volume contains all and every one of the 194 songs that were written and sung by the Beatles during their prolific and productive career. Specially arranged in the original keys by Rikky Rooksby from the actual recordings, each song includes chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics and the band’s full discography is also featured.

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This volume contains over 120 songs written and sung by The Beatles, specially arranged from the actual recordings, in the original keys. Each song includes chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics. The book also includes a playing guide and full discography.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 28761 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Music Sales (13 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008X9376O
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,434 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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80 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars save years of fruitless chord rummaging... 2 Feb 2003
By Neil
Format:Paperback
At last, a properly worked-out Beatles transcription, of the kind the band deserves. Guitarists like me (ie not very good) will find it a massive boon. No more scratching about trying to transpose from the original recordings or the "Beatles Complete songbook" (what was it with them and E flat?). Wondering for years how the guitar part for "Dear Prudence" was done? Here's your answer. The author claims some of the chord structures have been simplified, but in reality most of it seems to be spot on.
The only question is - what took so long?
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - a proper chord-book 12 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback
It is an absolute disgrace that many Beatles music books actually bear little resemblance to the actual Beatles music the Beatles produced. This book is excellent - it tells you the chords, the positions, in fact everything you need to be able to 'have a go' at playing a Beatles number with some kind of authenticity. Well done.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Great book. Every song lyric, with chords above text. No music, so you need to know the source pretty well, but, well, you should know the source pretty well anyway. The keys all match the recordings, so you can singalongaRingo if that's your thang. Not for beginners - too many D#msus12ths for that, but fine if you've done a couple of "My First Guitar Book" type guitar books. The blame for all the D#msus12ths must go to John Paul and George (not Ringo tho' - Octopuss's Garden's a sinch) and not the editor...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected 19 Feb 2008
Format:Paperback
I've bought quite a few guitar song books in my time and must confess that this is the best to date. I've hardly stop playing these songs since it arrived. If you like the Beatles; like playing your guitar and want to progress from simple three chord songs, then you will not be disappointed with this. Have fun.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best I've found 19 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback
I have to say that this book is one of the most accurate tab books ive come across. Alot show chord positions that anyone who has seen any beatles concert can say they didn't really use. I would say that some songs like those composed on piano create difficult chord patterns on guitar but this is to be expected. Overall very good and accurate.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All You Need Is...This Book 29 May 2011
Format:Paperback
Length: 4:16 Mins
One of the best Beatles music books out there.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An indespensible guide! 17 Feb 2005
Format:Paperback
If you are a guitarist, who like the beatles do not hesistate to buy this book. It is fully comprehensive in providing the chord arrangements on guitar for every Beatles song released.
My only complaint is that some song are lead guitar based, or do not suit chord-playing (ie within you without you), but the book never claimed to cover lead playing only chords.
This book does exactly what it does on the tin, there are no hidden surprises inside; this should be enough for you to decide if yuo want this book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What is in the book is great. 27 Feb 2007
Format:Paperback
The songs are all in the orginal keys and all sound spot on. Unfortunately Twist and Shout is not in this complete songbook. If you are able to find Twist and Shout elsewhere then this is a great book to buy and learn from.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah Yeah Yeah!
Love The Beatles and their songs? Then this could be for you. All the songs with the chords in the right key. I love this book.
Published 18 days ago by Mr Muso
5.0 out of 5 stars A Complete Book of Beatles Chords for Guitar
An excellent book, unravelling the guitar chord sequences which are probably closer to those used by the Fab Four than any other chord book I've come across. Read more
Published 22 days ago by RingoT
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
A great book which is very well laid out. It has all of the lyrics and comes with pretty much every Beatles song you'll ever want to play from 'A Day In The Life' to 'Your Mother... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Matt Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't hesitate - just buy it
As a Beatles fan and guitarist for 20 years I can't believe I have only just recently thought to buy a book on the subject. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ms. H. Money
3.0 out of 5 stars Not always the best chord choice.
In fairness it has the words and a fair set of chords. However, I feel some are over simplified and do not produce the sound of the song. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Reviewer
4.0 out of 5 stars some songs overly complicated.
Some song tabulature is over complicated.. I find the chord changes next to impossible to make for a large majority of the songs.
(although I'm not a great great guitarist.. Read more
Published 7 months ago by bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
In a standard single album chord book you get about 10-15 songs. For roughly the same price I got this chord book which is absolutely packed with songs. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Karl W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Chord songbook
I didn't love this but the recipient, my grandson, certainly did. He has now passed it on to his younger brother.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. M. R. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars All the chords you never knew existed.
The reason why The Beatles still sould so good is because many of the chords were adapted by Lennon and McCartney for individual songs so that they created a sound like no other... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Richard M Raynor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for any guitarist mad about the Beatles
This seems to be a great book has nearly every Beatles song in it, and the chords are especially for guitars rather than transferable over a lot of different instruments which... Read more
Published 9 months ago by April Barton
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