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Jealous Guy (John Lennon) – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB

John Lennon





Drop D - D A D G B E

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Jealous Guy.

John Lennon wrote Jealous Guy in the late ’60s and the song appears on his 1971 album Imagine. The song was never released as a single during Lennon’s lifetime but is still one of his better known solo songs and has been covered by artists such as Roxy Music, who took it to the number one spot in 1981.

This arrangement is really enjoyable to play but somewhat tricky at times. I’d say it’s best suited to the intermediate player and above.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Jealous Guy!

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Jealous Guy Performance


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


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Jealous Guy Guitar Lesson (Part One)


In this first lesson we learn how to play the intro and the first verse of Jealous Guy. The intro is quite intricate and therefore a little more complicated to play than the verse, so be patient when learning it. Don’t forget to tune your guitar to drop D – D A D G B E.

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Jealous Guy Guitar Lesson (Part Two)


Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let’s learn how to play the rest of the song. In this lesson we’ll cover the chorus, the second verse and the outro.

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