THE BEA­TLES while my gui­tar gen­tly weeps

Con­sid­ered to be one of the best songs George Har­ri­son wrote, and fea­tur­ing Eric Clap­ton on rhythm gui­tar, this easy-to-play track is one of the best-loved tracks from the White Al­bum

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Along with Some­thing, While MyGuitarGently

Weeps is one of George Har­ri­son’s finest song­writ­ing mo­ments. Recorded in July 1968, the orig­i­nal (and this tran­scrip­tion) fea­tures Eric Clap­ton on the arpeg­giated rhythm parts as well as a solo while George takes care of the strummed acous­tic gui­tar.

The song is sim­ple with the prom­i­nent de­scend­ing A G F# F bass line form­ing the repet­i­tive back­drop for most of the verses and so­los. The verses should ide­ally be played with a generic arpeg­giated idea sim­i­lar to the tran­scrip­tion. The verse fills oc­cur in bars 7 to 8 over the C-E and D-E chords, and gen­er­ally use the trusty Am pen­ta­tonic scale and a more chordal idea over the E, util­is­ing mov­ing 6th in­ter­vals.

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