How to Play: All You Need Is Love



I have always been a fan of The Beatles. I join multitudes of folks in celebrating this
enormous wave of popularity in the songwriting team of Lennon and McCartney. The
Beatles music is timeless. Awhile back, I blogged about a song Let It Be. You might want
to check it out.

So, I got to thinking about special needs children and how they have Special Olympics
for them. It's wonderful to cheer folks on to victory. Everyone needs love... that's what I think. Another song that comes to mind, All You need Is Love, is a good one. Do you remember it?

The song has some bass walk ups and walk downs. A walk down involves starting on the
 first chord, then playing a transitional chord, and then arriving at the destination chord. When
 I play this particular Beatle song in my l.h., I'm playing G, F# then E. Sometimes the walk will
be these single notes, A, G, to F#. Other times, listen and you'll hear a longer walk down, like A,
G, F#, E, D, C.


The guitar chord chart goes something like this:

G                                    D/F#                 Em
There's nothing you can do that can't be done

G                                   D/F#                    Em 
Theres nothing you can sing that can't be sung

D7/A                   G                      D/F#                    
Nothing you can say but you can learn to
               D7/A
play the game

D7/A      D7
It's          easy


There's nothing you can make that can't be made
No one  you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy


CHORUS:

G          A7       D7
All you need is love

G          A7       D7
All you need is love

G          B7       Em         G/D 
All you need is love        love

C             D7      G
Love is all you need


There's nothing you can know that isn't known
Nothing you can see that isn't shown
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
Its easy

CHORUS

C           D7      G
Love is all you need   

G          A7       D7
All you need is love

D7                         G          A7       D7
All together now   All you need is love

D7                        G          A7       D7
Everybody now   All you need is love 

G      D     G  
Love is all you need   (repeats a few times)

I'm playing these chords:

L.H./R.H.


G/BG                                    F#/DA    E/BE
There's nothing you can do that can't be done

G/BD                    F#/ADA             E/BE
Theres nothing you can sing that can't be sung

A/CDF#          G/BDA            F#/CD                    
Nothing you can say but you can learn to
            E/CDF#A
play the game

D7/A      D7
It's          easy


There's nothing you can make that can't be made
No one  you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy


CHORUS:

G/DGB    A/EGAD    D/F#AD
All you need is love

G/GBD    A/EGAD    D/F#AD
All you need is love

G/DGBD   B/F#AD#   E/GB        D/DG 
All you need is love        love

C/CEG     D/CA    D/CDG
Love is all you need


There's this cool intro:
 
Pick up notes(single notes in r.h. D, then CD)
 
G/BDG, G/BDG
 
D/DF#A, D/DF#A
 
G/GBD, B/BDG, B/BDG, D/DGB, B/BDG
 
C/ACE, D/DF#AC... then play a trill (you know, a rapid moving back 
and forth of two separate notes. At this point in the music, move notes 
A and G back and forth in your right hand. 
 

There's another cool part in the song that has a triplet 
(using three notes in the place for two. It's after the part, 
"All you need is love" and you hear "Everybody". It goes rather quickly 
like this:
 

D/CF#A

D/DF#, E/C#F

Triplet: G/CE, A/CEb and G/BD
 

The outro or ending just repeats and fades away.
 
Looking to play along and having your practice time not 
be boring? Visit,  
 
The Back Pocket Band Video 
 
Enjoy! 






"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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