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Across the Universe (The Beatles) – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

The Beatles





D♭ A♭ D♭ G♭ B♭ E♭




75 bpm

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Across the Universe by The Beatles.

Although credited to Lennon/McCartney, this song was written by John Lennon. He wrote it in the late ’60s and it appears on the band’s 1970 album Let It Be and, like many of The Beatles’ song, it has stood the test of time and become a timeless classic.

This arrangement is really fun to play, tricky and intricate at times, but a lot of fun.

Alright, let’s start learning how to play Across the Universe!

Learn To Play Across the Universe

Across the Universe (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Across the Universe be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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Across the Universe Guitar Lesson

For the performance video I had the guitar tuned to D A D G B E (the original recording of the song was tuned down a half step). However, for the lesson I’ve put the strings back to standard and just dropped the low E to D, giving us dropped D tuning. Lowering the E to D is important but it’s totally up to you if you want to go further and down tune the rest.

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Across the Universe Guitar Lesson (Part 2)

Hopefully you were OK with the first tutorial. In this lesson we learn how to play the chorus, the cool harmonic section and finally the outro. Hope you enjoy!

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