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How to Play Love Me Do Chords by The Beatles on Guitar

“Love Me Do” is one of the most iconic songs by The Beatles, and also one of the easiest to play on guitar. It was released in 1962 as their debut single, and it features a simple chord progression, a catchy melody, and a distinctive harmonica riff. In this article, we will show you how to play “Love Me Do” by The Beatles on guitar, using chords, tabs, and video lessons.

Chords

The song is in the key of G major, and it uses only four chords: G, C, D, and G7. You can play these chords with open or barre shapes, depending on your preference and skill level. Here are the chord diagrams for both options:

[Intro]
G C G C
G C G
 
[Verse 1]
G              C
Love, love me do
    G           C
You know I love you
      G        C
I'll always be true
   C            N.C.          G7
So pleeeeeease...     Love me do
C         G  C
Woah love me do
 
[Verse 2]
G              C
Love, love me do
    G           C
You know I love you
     G         C
I'll always be true
   C            N.C.          G7
So pleeeeeease...     Love me do
C         G  C
Woah love me do
 
[Bridge]
D                C        G
Someone to love, somebody new
D                C            G
Someone to love, someone like you
 
[Verse 3]
G              C
Love, love me do
    G           C
You know I love you
     G         C
I'll always be true
   C          N.C.            G7
So pleeeeeease...     Love me do
C         G
Woah love me do
 
[Solo]
D C G
D C G
G C G
 
[Verse 4]
G              C
Love, love me do
    G           C
You know I love you
      G        C
I'll always be true
   C            N.C.          G7
So pleeeeeease...     Love me do
C         G      C            G   C    G       C
Woah love me do, Yeah love me do, woah love me do...

Strumming

The song has a simple strumming pattern that you can follow along with the beat. You can use a pick or your fingers to strum the strings. The basic pattern is:

Down Down Up Up Down Up

You can repeat this pattern for each chord, or you can vary it slightly to add some interest and dynamics. For example, you can skip some strums, accent some strums, or mute some strums. Here is an example of a more advanced strumming pattern that you can try:

Down Down Up (mute) Up Down (mute) Up

Tabs

If you want to play the melody or the harmonica riff of the song, you can use tabs to guide you. Tabs are a way of writing music for guitar that use numbers to indicate which frets to press on which strings. Here is an example of how to read tabs:

E |——————| B |——————| G |——————| D |——————| A |——————| E |-3–2–0———-|

This means that you have to play the third fret on the low E string, then the second fret on the same string, then the open string, and so on.

Here are the tabs for the main riff of the song, which is played by the harmonica. You can play it on any string you want, but we recommend using the high E string for clarity and ease.

E |——————12h13p12p10h12p10p8h10p8p7h8p7p3–| B |—————————————————-| G |—————————————————-| D |—————————————————-| A |—————————————————-| E |—————————————————-|

The letters h and p indicate hammer-ons and pull-offs, which are techniques that allow you to play faster and smoother notes without picking each one. To do a hammer-on, you have to press down a higher fret with your finger while the lower fret is still ringing. To do a pull-off, you have to pluck a higher fret with your finger while releasing it and letting the lower fret ring.

Video Lessons

If you want to see and hear how to play “Love Me Do” by The Beatles on guitar, you can watch some video lessons online. There are many tutorials available for different skill levels and styles. Here are some links to some video lessons that we recommend

Conclusion

“Love Me Do” by The Beatles is a great song to learn and play on guitar, whether you are a beginner or an advanced player. It has a simple chord progression, a catchy melody, and a distinctive harmonica riff that you can play with chords, tabs, or video lessons. We hope this article helped you learn how to play “Love Me Do” by The Beatles on guitar, and inspired you to explore more of their music. Happy strumming!

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