“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by The Beatles

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Difficulty: Intermediate

George Harrison of the Beatles died of cancer on Thursday November 29th, 2001. He was 58 years old. In tribute to this fallen hero here is an arrangement for a classic Beatles tune that Harrison penned.

The chord progression is as follows: Am, Am/G, Am/F#, Fmaj.7, Am, G,D, E. As you can see, it is a fairly involved progression. If you don’t know how to play all of these chords that’s okay. Here they are in tab:

When you’re playing the riff below, just keep the chords in mind when you’re trying to determine the best way to finger it. To hit the low notes on the 2nd and 1st fret of the low E string in the Am/F# and Fmaj.7 chords I use my thumb.