Rock Improvisation Level Three

Imagine Acoustic Guitar Lesson Video – John Lennon

In this Imagine acoustic guitar lesson video we will be covering a special guitar arrangement for the all time John Lennon classic.

I have a arranged the piano parts to be played easily on acoustic guitar with some basic chords and fingerpicking. Imagine is probably John Lennon's most popular song outside of his work with the Beatles. Luckily, even though it was recorded on piano, it fits quite nicely on the guitar as well.

In this Imagine acoustic guitar lesson video there are 3 parts to learn for the full song and each one is broken down for you.

This was a fun one to do.  I love the song and I know there are so many people around the world that would love to learn how to play Imagine on the guitar. So here ya go!!

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Imagine Acoustic Guitar Lesson


  1. Electric Guitar Builder says:

    Nice video. I have been looking for a good way to learn this song – Thanks!

  2. janet wilson says:

    Would love for you to play this song from start to finish and play along with you, love your version

  3. Pekay says:

    I have been wanting to learn this song for such a long time- an excellent tutor you are and you have made it so easy to learn. Keep up the good work.

  4. Mike says:

    Nice Carl, great tune!

  5. Brett (Merf) Murphy says:

    Oh wow, that’s nice man. thank you.

  6. Abraham says:

    Great, could you use a pick to play (arpeggiate)

  7. Robert says:

    Great lesson. Do you have notation or tab for the entire song Imagine. That would be very helpful in learning it while not at the computer.

  8. Anindya Das says:

    hi…first of all thanks for d grt guitar videos that u post….dey r really helpful for various n techniques n ur teaching style is also unique…
    my qstn may be slight out of d topic as i wanna know which guitar to buy..
    cort x1 or fender…price is a constraint n cort is available at a cheaper price…n i love to play pink floyd songs,some guns n roses like sweet child n few of john petrucci’s instrumentals like glassglow kiss…so can cort x1 give the satisfaction??
    pls pls pls rply…i m waintng for ur kind rply,,..

    thank u..
    Anindya Das

    • Carl Brown says:

      Well my opinion is a bit biased because I love Fender so much. The true decider is actually trying out the guitars and finding one that suits you the best in your price range.

      If it is a little to expensive it is best in my opinion to save your money a little while longer and get the one you want. That will inspire you to play more in the long run, which is what it is all about. So don’t think about brands, just go with the guitar that feels and sounds the best to you. Fender isn’t for everyone, but may be the perfect guitar for you.. 🙂

      Hope this helps! Carl..

  9. Hanna says:

    I really like your video and i’ve learned to play all 3 party by now. but i can’t figure out the order…could anyone explain?


    • Carl Brown says:

      Hey Hanna, glad you are enjoying the video.

      The best way to make sure you are playing everything the right amount of times and in the right places is just to play along with the song a few times.

      That will also develop your ear a lot better to. It should be pretty easy to know which part to play at each section of the song even though you are listening to piano.

      Give it a try and try not to think about how many times your are playing each part, just listen to the song a follow along naturally. 🙂

      Let me know how it goes! Carl…

  10. nancyjean says:

    Thanks for finger style lessons – I’m 60 years old and just starting my lifelong dream to learn guitar. You make me think it’s possible.

  11. hank says:

    carl could he also be doing a full strumming pattern beginning from F then proceeding to C and back to F?

  12. tony says:

    Can you teach Suite Madam Blue… I have been working on it but Im stuck or as far as I can get on my own ..Thanks

  13. Anonymous says:

    I have a lot of video tutorial on my external hard drive. But when i found this tutorial it was amazing it it is very helpful. Thanks a lot Carl!!!!

  14. David Baker says:

    His YouTube video sounds like key of B played on piano octave below middle C. Your opinion?

  15. Michael Roberts says:

    Do you have the tab for this?

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