Happy Birthday, George (and George)…

Hey everybody knows it’s George’s birthday this week, right?

Rothermel portrait

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to You is the most recognized song in the English language. Let’s sing happy to Washington, the USA’s first president, and Harrison–no, not President no. 9 Harrison, George Harrison– the fabulous Beatles guitarist.

Song Challenge Task:

Get your 10 points this week by demonstrating your ability to play either the chords or the melody to Happy Birthday to You.

Happy Birthday to You (in C)
Happy Birthday to You (in G)
Happy Birthday to You (in F)

I Want to Hold Your Hand

This song in one of the Beatles’ early British chart-toppers–that means a song that was really, really popular! There’s so much great stuff going on in this one, beautiful singing harmonies, layers of signature rock and roll guitar riffs, and an overall sophistication in arrangement. They don’t make pop music like this anymore!

Advanced Song Challenge Task:

Get your 10 points this week by demonstrating your ability to play George Harrison’s guitar part on I Want to Hold Your Hand.

I Want to Hold Your Hand (guitar)

Good luck!

Neil

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