Be My Baby
Live Band Backing Track
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Be My Baby Guitar Lesson and Backing Track
Learn how to play Be My Baby
In the step by step course, I’ll first take you through how to play each section, all over the neck.
There are four lessons and nine videos as well as TAB, and live band loops to practice along to.
Step by step, you’ll learn not just how to play the song, but also map out the fretboard with big barre chord shapes and Major Pentatonic scales.
After practicing all sections individually, including how to play the solo in different areas of the neck, I play the full song from beginning to end, in an improvised way. This way you can see all the ideas and concepts applied.
The final stage is for you to play with the band.
The chord progression of ‘Be My Baby’ is played in the key of E.
| E | E | F#m| B7 |
| G#7 | G#7 | C#7 | C#7 |
| F#7 | F#7 | B7 | B7 |
| E | E | C#m | C#m |
| A | A | B7 | B7 |
Big barre chord shapes on the electric guitar
Most songs in this style use small chord shapes and choppy rhythms, not so with ‘Be My Baby’.
To get anywhere near the huge sounding soundscape of the original Phil Spector recording, I decided to use big barre chord shapes and long sweeping rhythms.
For effects, there’s delay, tremolo, and reverb. Experimentation is the mother of invention so try stuff, I kept the backing track relatively sparse so there’s lots of room for you.
Since there is no real guitar part to follow on the original, you could try it the way I did it as well as come up with something else.
In the step by step course, I show you several different ways you could play each section, including how to play the solo all over the neck.
Be My Baby – Lyrics
For complete lyrics, go to Be My Baby lyrics.
Phil Spector – Biography
His most famous tunes include ‘River Deep, Mountain High’, ‘Unchained Melody’, ‘Be My Baby’, ‘The Long And Winding Road’, ‘My Sweet Lord’, ‘Let It Be’, and ’Imagine’.
To find out more, go to Phil Spector.
The Ronettes – Biography
The lead singer, Veronica Bennett, later known as Ronnie Spector, eventually married the eccentric producer who ended up taking her off a Beatles support tour only to lock her up in his mansion.
To find out more, go to The Ronettes biography.
These Motown/Soul songs require you to learn how to play fractions of barre chord shapes and build improvised licks using pentatonic scales.
To see all lessons, go to the Intermediate Electric Guitar Course
‘Be My Baby’, ‘Can I Get A Witness’, ‘Get Ready’, ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘Jimmy Mack’, ‘Master Blaster (Jammin’)’, ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’, ‘My Guy’, ‘Rescue Me’, ‘Respect’, ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’, ‘Soul Man’, and ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’.
To preview each song, go to Intermediate Electric Songs
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