Learn how to play the song Imagine by John Lennon with this free acoustic guitar lesson. Imagine is a song written and performed by John Lennon, one of the original members of The Beatles. This song is undoubtedly one of the greatest classic rock songs of all time. It received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and it was number 3 on Rolling Stones “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. Learn more about this song over at Wikipedia.
This song was of course originally composed on piano, but it sounds equally beautiful on an acoustic guitar. Marty Schwartz, the instructor in the video tutorial below, has prepared an excellent version of this song for you to learn. I do hope you enjoy.
This song has three parts: The verse, chorus and bridge.
For the verse, the chords you will need to know are : C Major, Cmaj7 and F Major (If you are unable to play the full F Barre, you can play an easy version of F Major Here.) There is also an easy lick to play within the verse that Marty will demonstrate below.
The chorus gets a little more involved with some chords that you may not be familiar with, but are very easy to play. Watch the video for the demonstration.
The Bridge is more straight forward and uses the following chords: F Major (Again,if you are unable to play the full F Barre, you can play an easy version of F Major Here.), C Major, G Major and E Major (E7 can be substituted here. It is up to you.)
Watch the video to learn more about how to play this song.
As Performed by John Lennon
Imagine Guitar Chords & Lyrics