Imagine

by John Lennon • Lesson #235 • May 2, 2019

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Editor’s notes

In this lesson I’ll teach you how to play “Imagine” by John Lennon on the acoustic guitar. I’ll show you the intro & verse riff, explain the chords, demonstrate the strumming patterns, and teach you how to add some fun flourish to various chords in order to capture Lennon’s piano sound. I hope you enjoy!

Video timestamps:

  • 0:00 Preview & agenda
  • 1:50 Intro & Verse riff
  • 10:01 Pre-chorus chords & strumming
  • 14:27 Chorus chords & strumming
  • 17:17 Farewell & playthrough

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