The magical mystery chord

Guitarist Randy Bachman (Guess Who and Bachman-Tuner Overdrive) explains how one of the most distinctive opening chords in popular music that most people will recognize immediately (at least those above a certain age) was constructed. You can read more about how it was done in the description to the video by clicking on the ‘share’ link here.


  1. Johnny Vector says

    I’ll just be back here in the rhythm section playing my D. Then I’ll spend the rest of the song trying to keep up with Sir Paul.

  2. Holms says

    Was this actually a mystery that bothered people? I listened and thought ‘yep, that’s a chord’ and wondered why everyone cheered.

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