Recorded for Harrison's All Things Must Pass triple album, "My Sweet Lord" went on to become the most successful post-Beatles song for Harrison.
I will be focusing on the chords George Harrison plays on acoustic guitar for this lesson. You won't find the slide guitar parts in this one.
"My Sweet Lord" uses a standard tuned acoustic guitar with a capo at the second fret.
The entire song is made up of 3 chord progressions. The opening chord progression uses at least one chord that you may not be familiar with. That chord is a fully diminished 7th chord. As I mention in the video lesson, George Harrison loved to throw dissonant chords into his songs, the augmented chord being a particular favorite of his.
After the first chord progression is played a few times, Harrison then moved to a bridge type section that eventually modulates the music up a whole-step.
After the modulation, the third chord progression is the same as the first one except that it is a whole-step higher in pitch. Most of the chords are simply played two-frets higher.
The strumming patterns are pretty simply as well. Those strumming patterns are based around a simple 8th note feel throughout.
I hope you guys enjoy learning this beautiful acoustic song from the late great George Harrison!
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