I've Just Seen a Face

by The Beatles • Lesson #298 • May 4, 2020

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Here’s my full-song lesson (#298) – I also have a lesson just on the intro riff further down on the page.

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Editor’s notes

Hey friends! Here’s my lesson for The Beatles classic “I’ve Just Seen a Face” from their album “Help!” (1965). I’ll teach you a no-capo version of this song (key of G), which keeps all chords easy and allows plenty of opportunity to utilize fun walking bass lines throughout the verse. Whether you want beginner-friendly campfire version, or something more advanced & up-tempo matching what The Beatles play – this tutorial has you covered.

Note, I teach the intro to this song in a separate video lesson (#299) – which should be released by May 6, 2020.

Timestamps for my full-song lesson (#298):

  • 0:00 Lesson preview & talking
  • 1:41 Chord shapes needed
  • 2:23 Chord progressions & rhythm
  • 4:05 Strumming pattern, simple
  • 5:30 Strumming pattern, advanced
  • 6:46 Verse walking bass-line tab
  • 10:29 Instrumental verse solo tab
  • 11:41 Intro riff, crash course
  • 13:22 Farewell

Intro riff lesson (#299)

Timestamps for my intro riff lesson:

  • 0:00 Lesson overview
  • 1:50 Chord shapes & finger positions
  • 6:10 Intro chord progression
  • 8:55 Intro picking sequence, with tab
  • 10:10 Adding accents & dynamics
  • 16:57 Fingerstyle or using a pick?
  • 19:33 Farewell

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