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Ticket To Ride – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson & TABs

The Beatles







125 BPM


A major

Ticket To Ride is one of many Beatles’ classics and, like so many of their songs, it works great as a fingerstyle arrangement.

The song was released as a single in 1965 from the album ‘Help’ and quickly reached the number 1 spot in the UK and US, amongst other countries.

The song itself isn’t particularly hard to play but this version of Ticket To Ride does have its challenges. For instance, you may find it hard getting the melody to sync well with the chord changes, and some of the techniques will likely take some work, but this is typical of many fingerstyle arrangements.

Learn To Play Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride (Performance)

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


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In this first lesson we look at the intro and verse of Ticket To Ride.

In the lesson I play the song in its original key of A major. However, I often play it with a capo on the 2nd fret, I find that this really sweetens up the overall sound of the song. Something you may want to play around with.


On to the chorus of Ticket To Ride now and there’s a lot of chord movement going on here. I’ve added a percussive tap on some of the beats to add a little rhythmical dynamic.

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The tricky part in this section is getting the right hand picking speed up, the melody moves really fast at times.


Just the ending left now. Feel free, as always, to play around with it and make it your own as much as you want to.

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