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Thread #142129   Message #3274794
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
16-Dec-11 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: First chord of 'A Hard Day's Night'
Subject: RE: First chord of 'A Hard Day's Night'

1. It's not the first chord of the SONG, it's an introductory sound played by itself before the song begins. Thus:

"It's been a hard day's night..."

2. The notes are F,G,C and D. To put it simply, somebody's playing an F chord while somebody else is playing a G chord, but they are using the common technique of leaving out the third. They are playing open fifths.

3. They are playing all the above at a low pitch, because high is simply too irritating.

Interesting and effective.