Get Back Guitar Lesson – The Beatles

In this guitar lesson I will show you note-for-note how to play "Get Back" by The Beatles.

This legendary song by The Beatles contains lots off cool guitar chords and licks. In this Get Back guitar lesson, you are going to learn all of them quickly and easily.

There are basically two different sections to the song, the verse and the chorus. The verse chords are very simple and are suitable for the beginning level guitarist to learn. For both the verse and the chorus we will have to learn both George Harrison's and John Lennon's guitar parts separately since they are quite different even they compliment each other very well.

The trickiest part of learning "Get Back" on the guitar will be the chorus. John Lennon's guitar part here can be a bit of a challenge since you have to go from playing a single note bass line into a quick chord change with a fast strumming pattern.

Take it slow when learning this part and wait till your hand gets used to the chord shapes before trying to get it up to speed. George Harrison's rhythm part for the chorus goes through the chord progression twice, but the second time around he adds some A7 chord stabs in there. The timing of those chords is essential, so make sure you are very familiar with the sound of the original recording before attempting to learn it on the guitar.

After all of this we begin our look at the guitar solo. The solo repeats the same melodic figure a lot with a different ending each time. It has a very country guitar vibe about it and it and is very fun to play after you get it up to speed. I will also go through the outro solo which is very similar to the main solo except for a different ending. Very easy to memorize. 🙂

Have fun with this classic from The Beatles!


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Get Back Guitar Lesson - The Beatles


  1. Andrew Witts on August 9, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks Carl for another great lesson!

  2. Brian Turnbull on September 10, 2020 at 10:46 am

    wicked Carl

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