A Day In The Life by The Beatles

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Difficulty: Easy

In this lesson we’ll learn the intro and verse┬áriff. Here’s what both the intro and verse sound like all together:



Intro Riff

Here’s what the riff sounds like with guitar and bass:



Guitar

When strumming this song you should accent the
notes on the the upstroke:

Bass

Verse Riff

Both guitar and bass:

Guitar

Bass

Strum Version

A Day In The Life Chords And Lyrics:

A Day In The Life

|G Bm| Em Em7|C  |C  |


[Verse 1]

G          Bm            Em    Em7
I read the news today oh boy

C        C/B          Asus2
About a lucky man who made the grade
G              Bm              Em   Em7
And though the news was rather sad
C           F       Em    Em7
Well I just had to laugh
C         F       Em   C  D
I saw the photograph

Riff Resources

Complete Transcription
To “A Day In The Life” (PDF)

Complete Transcription
To “A Day In The Life” (Power Tab)