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The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook [Paperback]

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Book Description

Dec 29 2000 Guitar Chord Songbook
(Guitar Chord Songbook). This great collection features all 194 songs written and sung by The Beatles, specially transcribed here for strumming guitarists, from the actual recordings, in the original keys. Each song includes chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics. Also features a helpful playing guide and a full discography.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! March 20 2003
By A Customer
As a guitar beginner PLUS a Beatles fanatic, I have been searching for a book that will not only improve my playing but will also allow me to learn the songs that are so much an integral part of my life.... this is that book. A little melodramatic I know, but this is the only book that I've found that contains almost all of the Beatles' songs - from Love Me Do to The Long and Winding Road. It's got all the tunes that you'd expect plus it's got the ones you wouldn't: "Christmas Time is Here Again" , "That Means A Lot" are just a couple. Bottom line: if you love the Beatles and you want to learn how to play their songs on guitar - This Is The Book For You.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This book advanced my piano and guitar playing more than several years of lessons; it essentially taught me how to play by chords vs. sight reading. I do, however, recommend a few improvements:
1) Eleven songs appear out-of-order [check out the Amazon pages above]. Here's a list:
Dear Prudence (off by 4 pages)
Golden Slumbers (off by a whopping 36 pages)
I Am the Walrus (off by 14 pages)
I've Got a Feeling (off by 24 pages)
Long, Long, Long (off by 12 pages)
Maxwell's Silver Hammer (off by 4 pages)
Old Brown Shoe (off by 24 pages)
Rain (off by 3 pages)
Sun King (off by 14 pages)
The End (off by 2 pages)
You'll Be Mine (off by 8 pages)
[Perhaps the songs should have been listed in order by album/recording date?]
2) The binding is poor, and cannot be used on a music stand.
3) The key transposition (on songs where the capo is recommended) is a bummer... to play the songs without a capo requires a re-transposition [not too easy to do on-the-fly].
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one gets it right. June 10 2002
If you're used to getting Beatles chords from the internet, save yourself a lot of time, effort, and printing and get this book. Its format is excellent, and the fact that the original keys are used makes the song sound right from first chord. There are almost no errors in placement of chord symbols, and the chord diagrams before each song means you're going to be playing the right form of each chord listed.
All that could be added to make it absolutely perfect would be the signature licks or intros, but often you can work these out from the intro chords given.
I have worn this book out, figuratively. It's the best value for the buck I've ever come across. It even helps you appreciate more the creativity the Beatles showed in their songwriting.
There is no way to be disappointed as long as you understand that this one if for chords and singing the lyrics; it only does that but it does it perfectly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book - A Must-have! Dec 14 2009
This is a fantastic product. I've been writing down my own chord charts and printing and modifying terrible files from the net to Beatles tunes for years, and this is exactly what I've been looking for: a simplified, easy-to-read collection of every Beatles song.

Some folks have complained that some songs are simplified too much, but for those folks there are the tab and piano and vocal books for the individual albums. This book is for folks who want to play and sing the tunes at parties or around the campfire.

My only complaint is about the format: it is very difficult to keep the book open to the page you are reading from. It eventually gets easier as you bend the pages, but my friend's book is now essentially destroyed after a year or using it.

Otherwise, this book is absolutely worth the low price, and is perfect for Beatles fans of any age who want to strum and sing along to their favourite tunes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buena edición. Jan. 1 2003
Este compilado de las canciones de los Beatles es realmente bueno, es fácil de ejecutar, y los acordes son casi exactos, sin embargo, no están todas las canciones y no presentan las partituras ni tablaturas para usuarios más avanzados. Pero lo recomiendo para uso personal o un regalo muy bienvenido.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Jan. 20 2011
By Jessie
Okay, So all the Beatles songs we know and love in one handy book is awesome and the price is right. However, as a person who reads music, I was dissapointed that the melodies where not written in. I often play with other people and find that it's nice when someone can take the melody... But this little book will keep us busy for a while with the original chords until we buy a more complete one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beatles fan? Gotta have it! April 16 2010
If you love to play guitar and can't read music, this is a fantastic book. Most Beatles's songs that I can think of are in this book and the chording is very accurate and you can play right along with your CD / mp3 / other media. the songs range in difficulty is good, there is a little bit here for every guitar player who enjoys the works of the Beatles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written May 6 2004
"The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook" is indeed a wonderful compilation of all of the Beatles original songs complete with the guitar tabs, chords and lyrics. The tabs are easy to read and are well placed. Highly recommend this book to any guitar playing Beatles fans!!!!
Brian R. Cunningham
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Well put together!
Published 1 month ago by Brian Hiltz
5.0 out of 5 stars good product. Thanks
Prompt delivery, good product. Thanks :)
Published 2 months ago by Adrian Hartery
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Exactly as expected
Published 2 months ago by Rick Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ever !!
Perfect. The budding guitarist and singer of the family has nominated this book as "Best".
Published 3 months ago by M. MacDonald
3.0 out of 5 stars The spine is a bad design. Hey, a rhyme :P
Like all the other reviews said...this book isn't designed to stay open and play guitar at once. Very bad design.
Published 6 months ago by Robert Bilodeau
3.0 out of 5 stars The Songbook was a perfect gift
I like the songbook because it has most if not all the songs/chords that I know from the legendary Beatles and the person who have received it is huge fan of Beatles thus it made... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Darlene Hilario
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty accurate chord book.
I was getting frustrated with all the poorly written tabs or youtube videos teaching the wrong chords for Beatle songs. I wanted all the songs in one place, and correct. Read more
Published 9 months ago by akaMarko
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book with good chord charts but could use riff details
Good book with good chord charts but could use riff details. Nice layout, would prefer a spiral binding so it can be used properly on a music stand.
Published 9 months ago by Ken Jorgensen
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
wish it was spiral bound though, very great for beginners right on up, fantastic price for such a collection. awesome.
Published 10 months ago by christina cromwell
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beatles Complete Chord Book
This is just what we were looking for, my husband is thrilled with it. The book is in excellent condition and the delivery was fast and efficient.
Published 10 months ago by judith gorman
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