“Hey Jude” by The Beatles

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Drop D Tuning

This song is in drop D tuning. In drop D tuning the low E string is tuned down one whole step to D. This enables the guitarist to play power chords with a single finger. If your favorite band uses drop D tuning and you want to experiment with this tuning, by all means do so. What ever you do, don’t learn the guitar in drop D tuning-you’ll get all mixed up.

To tune your guitar to drop D tuning, first make sure your tuned to standard tuning. Then you’ll want to tune your low E string down to D (we drop it down one step, hence the name). See the picture below. You can use the audio clip below to tune your low E string to D for drop D tuning.

Main Theme

Resources

Complete Transcription To “Hey Jude” (PDF)

Complete Transcription To “Hey Jude” (Power Tab)