Birthday Beatles

Below is the lesson for ‘Birthday’ by The Beatles.

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This arrangement cycles through all the parts of the original recording including the drum breakdown. Here are the sections:

Riff
Verse
Drum Breakdown
Pre-Chorus
Chorus
Riff
Outro

The riff is based around a 12 bar blues chord progression. This means we will be using the 1 (A), 4 (D), and 5 (E) chord in A Major. Think of the verse as a variation of the riff. In the verse, we are adding the vocal melody to the riff. The drum breakdown incorporates some fun body hits on the ukulele before we dive into the pre-chorus. Try and build momentum in the pre-chorus and chorus and consider the second riff as our climax.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

Part 2 – For Premium Members

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