In this article, we are going to help you learn how to play Let It Be on ukulele by the Beatles. But before that, we have a brief history for you about the song.
Let It Be by the Beatles – Song history and inspiration
Many people thought “Mother Mary” was a biblical reference after they heard it. Since Let It Be was The Beatles’ final album, it made an appropriate statement about leaving problems behind and moving on in life.
Paul McCartney wrote this song and it was inspired by his mom, Mary, who died when he was 14. The album was supposed to convey a completely different message.
It was going to be known as “Get Back,” and so they were going to record it in front of an audience on live TV, with another TV special showing them practicing the songs in the studio.
It was going to be The Beatles getting back again to their roots and playing unadorned live music instead of struggling in the studio as they did for The White Album.
Once they began placing the album together, it became clear the project would not work, and George Harrison left the sessions.
When he returned, they abandoned the live idea and decided to use the TV footage as their last movie. While the film was being edited, The Beatles recorded and released Abbey Road, then broke up. Ultimately, Phil Spector was given the tapes and requested to produce the album, which was launched months after The Beatles broke up.
By then, it was clear “Let It Be” would be a better name than “Get Back.” Based on McCartney, this is a very positive song, owing to its inspiration.
One night when he was paranoid and anxious, he had a dream where he saw his mom, who had been dead for ten years or so – she came to him in his time of trouble, speaking words of wisdom that brought him a lot of peace when he needed it. It was this sweet dream that got him to start writing the song.
How to play Let It Be on Ukulele
As you already know today we are going to learn how to play “Let It Be” on the ukulele additionally in this post there will be a beginner version of the song for the players that are just starting.
Playing The Chords
In this song we will be using 8 chords:
When it comes to strumming patterns a lot of players have their own different methods or choose what is the best or easiest way for them.
The strumming pattern that we prefer with this song is DDUUDU-DDUUDU because it is really easy to maintain whilst singing and playing especially along with the actual song.
Another option that you might use is the following strumming pattern – DDU for the intro, verse, and outro a quick strum for F-Em-Dm-C, and DUDD for each “let it be” in the chorus.
“Let It Be” Ukulele Chords, Structure, and Lyrics
watch: Beginners easy version with chords and lyrics
In this song, we have 8 chords and it is not the easiest song you can find to play.
On the other side once you learn how to play this song properly it will bring you great pleasure and nice vibrations while you are playing it.
We hope you will enjoy learning this song with our tutorial. If you are looking for more lessons we suggest you check our “Jingle Bells”, “How to Play the Judge on Ukulele”, “How To Play Hallelujah”, and “How to Play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
watch: The Beatles – Let It Be (Remastered 2009)