This lesson has 7 chapters. The Performance shows you what Peter wants to have you learn in the lesson. The Overview tells you what you need to know to speak intelligently about the song at parties. In the Intro you learn a classic Boom-Chuck pattern to kick off the song. Notice that Peter has you using a “Left Hand Mute” here. This is a useful skill to develop. Next comes the Verse and a classic Bass Run to get you into that beginning C chord. The Circle of Fifths comes in here and you’ll probably benefit very much from learning to do this with ease. Next comes the Bridge, where Peter takes you into minor chord turf. There’s some tricky rhythmic Beatle-ness here at the end so you’ll want to pay close attention to our Strum Pattern Diagram. This will be good rhythmic awareness training for you. In the Slow Practice you get to put it all together. If you stay with Peter the entire time you’ll probably do more chord changing in this chapter than you’ve ever done in any one sitting. Peter takes you out with a Bonus Chapter where he shows you how to play the horn part on the guitar. You may not want to try this at home without a medical person present.
When I'm Sixty-Four
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|"When I'm Sixty-Four"|
|Song by The Beatles|
|Album||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band|
|Released||1 June 1967|
|Recorded||6 December - 21 December 1966: Abbey Road Studios|
|Label||Parlophone, Capitol, EMI|
|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track listing|
|Yellow Submarine Songtrack track listing|
"When I'm Sixty-Four," by The Beatles, was written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and released in 1967 on their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was one of McCartney's first songs, written when he was 16. His father had turned 64 the previous year, which may have inspired the song. It is sung by a young man to his lover about his plans of growing old with her and was aimed at parents. It did not appeal to The Beatles' generation in spite of innovative techniques applied to the song, such as the use of a clarinet trio and speeding up the recording to make McCartney's voice sound younger. "When I'm Sixty-Four" was used in the earlier years of the group when amplifiers broke down or the electricity went off during live concerts.
The song has been parodied and used in movies and television frequently, and parts of the lyrics have been referred to in the songs of other artists and in film. Additionally, artists who covered the song include:
- Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen (#43 in the UK charts)
- John Denver
- Keith Moon
- Frankie Howard and Sandy Farina
- Russell Brand with Oscar-winning composer, David Arnold.
- Branimir Krstic
- Arjen Anthony Lucassen
- Les Fradkin (instrumental) .