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Lesson: How to Play John Lennon's "Jealous Guy"

Here’s a cool, easy lesson brought to you by Alfred Music.

It’s a tutorial of how to play John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.”

This song was originally demoed for the Beatles’ White Album. It didn’t make the cut! After some revisions, it was released on Lennon’s Imagine album.

“Jealous Guy” is one of the most commonly covered Lennon songs, with at least 92 recorded cover versions, the most notable being Roxy Music's version, which reached number one in several countries three months after John Lennon's death.

The lesson gives you a bit of background and then breaks down what you need to know to strum the verse and chorus, with plenty of explanation of any fingering variations and anomalies.

So sit down, grab your six string and some herbal tea and let’s get started!

Official matching TAB with free video lesson available here.

This song may also be found in collections found on alfred.com

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.