All My Loving chords
Key Signature: E Major Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 156 bpm
Guitar Chords: E, F#m, B7, D, C#m, G#7
|E: 022100||F#m: 244222 (B)||B7: x21202 / 221202|
|D: x00232||G#7: 464544 (B)||C#m: 446654 / x46654 (B)|
Chords and Lyrics
Please see below for song tips
Free Download: All My Loving chords and lyricsSong Tips
- Degree of Difficulty: Fairly Easy - you will need to know some barre chords. (C#m and G#7). These barre chords are some of the easiest to play.
- Song Key: E Major - 4 sharps F#, C#, G#, D#
Please Explain: | 1 2 3 4 |... 4 beats per bar
Firstly we divide each bar into quaver beats (8 beats per bar) so the bar count is | 1& 2& 3& 4& | so that each beat has 2 counts... 1&
A triplet means three evenly spaced notes played in the same time as two notes of the same kind.
Triplet timing in this case simply means we play 3 beat counts in the place of 2 beat counts, but still maintaining the duration of 2 beat counts, therefore the timing count is | 1&& 2&& 3&& 4&& |, where 1&& replaces 1&, 2&& replaces 2&, etc.
Let's recap: | 1 2 3 4 | = | 1& 2& 3& 4& | = |1&& 2&& 3&& 4&&|(John's strumming pattern)
Listen and watch John Lennon closely. As you become familiar with the chords, this will become easier.If you are a beginner, always start slowly. Become familiar with the tune and set a metronome or click track to a much slower tempo than the song, and practice your strumming. Once it becomes easier, speed up the metronome a little. Keep doing this till you reach the required tempo of the song... 156 bpm.
- A bar with the fermata symbol in this song, means you strum the chord once, and stop for the duration of the bar, then start playing again in the next bar. This happens often in this song.
- A bar with a simile mark % means you repeat the previous bar, e.g., | E | % | means you play an E chord for a bar and then repeat that bar.
- Further help with reading song charts on this site.
- The guitar chords page will be useful if you want to play any of these chords in a variety of positions. Note that George stums the C#m and E chords at the end of the song in higher positions up the neck. You may want to give this a try.