Easy tutorial for beginners with some explanations, the tab, the lyrics and the chords to play the song Imagine by The Beatles, John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the guitar.
Imagine with chords
The three verses are played in the same way.
We will therefore only look at verse 1 and the chorus.
Verse 1 of this Lennon ‘s song
Here are the chords you will be using in verse 1:
When you master those, you can follow the next tab to play verse 1.
… and, following the same framework, verse 2 and 3.
Remember that the chords are written above the lyrics so that you can play them at the right time. Therefore, it’s better to play while singing. Chords that are to the right of a phrase (not above a word) are played between the two phrases.
Chorus of Imagine
For the chorus, you don’t need to know any new chords.
You can continue and play this tab :
Imagine video with tab
You can play try to improvise watching for the guitar blues scale.
The song Imagine by Lennon is composed of three verses and one chorus.
The structure of the lyrics is simple:
Verse 1 – Verse 2 – Chorus – Verse 3 – Chorus
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky Imagine all the people
Livin’ for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too Imagine all the people
Livin’ life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
If you are starting guitar, you can watch for any free lessons to learn the bar chords or the guitar strings notes.
Imagine is a song by John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in 1971.
The song, quite famous since the release of the eponymous single Imagine, became a hit ten years later, in 1981, after Lennon’s murder in New York.
Today, everyone has already heard once in his life Imagine that the music magazine Rolling Stone ranks as the third best Pop Rock song.
The lyrics of the song make us understand the humanistic dimension and the values that John Lennon and Yoko Ono defended. In Imagine, they talk to us about peace, a world without borders, whether physical (“Imagine there’s no countries“) or mental (“And no religion too“) and sharing (“Imagine no possessions“, “Imagine all the people , Sharing all the world“).
The song may seem utopian and Lennon already knew it (“You may say I’m a dreamer“). But we already know that a utopia, from the Greek for “place that does not exist”, is not a dream but that desire to create another world. And that’s why Lennon and Ono invite us to join them: “I hope someday you’ll join us“.