Here Comes The Sun was written by George Harrison in 1969 for The Beatles and the song appears on their iconic album Abbey Road. In this lesson we're going to be learning my fingerstyle arrangement of this great song in full.
Here Comes The Sun is such a beautiful song and it's also incredibly enjoyable to play on the guitar. If you're playing the song as it was originally recorded it isn't too tricky but having said that, it's no walk in the park. With this lesson being a fingerstyle arrangement it inevitably brings challenges and complicates the song somewhat. However, these challenges are well worth the extra work and once you do master them you'll likely be very pleased for putting in the extra effort.
Alright, let's pick up our guitars and learn how to play Here Comes The Sun!
- Key - D major (without a capo)
- Capo - 3rd fret (optional)
- Tuning - standard
- Tempo - 128 bpm
- Difficulty - high intermediate - advanced
Here Comes The Sun (Performance)
As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Here Comes The Sun, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
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The Intro Lesson for Here Comes The Sun
The intro of Here Comes The Sun is the verse and the chorus. Here, I'm fingerpicking my way through the changes.
Feel free to mix things up if you want to. You don't have to play it exactly the same way as I have, so long as you're true to the melody then you should be fine.
If you want the lyrics of Here Comes The Sun and just the chords in their most basic form, then you can find them here on Acoustic Binder.
How to Play the Verse and Chorus
The good thing here is that you've already learnt all the chords and the melody, all that you have to do now is apply the new techniques taught in this video.
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Here Comes The Sun Bridge Lesson
There's just the bridge to learn now and if you're now OK with the rest of the song then this section shouldn't be too much of a struggle for you.
Structure of Here Comes The Sun
Intro (verse), Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Verse, Chorus x2
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Want to learn more fingerstyle arrangements of famous songs?: Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley), Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver), Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis), Ticket to Ride (The Beatles), Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival).
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