The Opening Chord Of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

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Guitarist Randy Bachman (even he, in a 2011 clip from his radio show) deconstructs the mysterious opening clang of the Beatle’s 1964 hit.

We always thought it was an A polytriad ii7/V in Ab major.

*strums yukulele abstractedly*

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(Pic: filmforum)

8 thoughts on “The Opening Chord Of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

  1. Odockatee

    Class, its a famous chord musically. I think Jimi Hendrix had it on Purple Haze and the Thrills had it on one of their singles

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