You can learn how to play Be My Baby by The Ronettes!

For most songs in this style, I would recommend using small chord shapes and choppy rhythms, not so when it comes to 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 all inventions so do experiment with your effect pedals. As the band is playing relatively sparse, there’s lots of room for your guitar.

Since there is no real guitar part to copy from the original, first copy what I do, then develop it to make it your own.

When it comes to the solo, simply play the melody, perhaps adding some pentatonic licks.

In the course, you get a version of the song without guitar so you can play with the band, enabling you to try what I played as well as experiment with your own ideas.


Chords

The chord progression of Be My Baby is played in the key of E. Only the G#7 is outside the key, thinking in roman numerals, this is best described as an IIIx chord, a chord that should have been minor.

Verse

| E | E | F#m| B7 |

Bridge

| G#7 | G#7 | C#7 | C#7 |

| F#7 | F#7 | B7 | B7 |

Chorus

| E | E | C#m | C#m |

| A | A | B7 | B7 |


Be My Baby – Guitar Lessons

You can learn how to play Be My Baby by The Ronettes!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Bridge)Step 4 (Chorus)Step 5 (Verse, bridge & chorus)Step 6 (Solo)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


Be My Baby – Lyrics

The night we met I knew I, needed you so.
And if I had the chance I’d, never let you go.
So won’t you say you love me,
I’ll make you so proud of me.

Go to Be My Baby – Lyrics.


Phil Spector – Biography

Phil Spector is a guitarist, record producer, and songwriter who found fame working with The Crystals, The Ronettes, Tina Turner, and The Beatles.

His biggest hits include River Deep, Mountain High, Unchained Melody, Be My Baby, The Long And Winding Road, My Sweet Lord, Let It Be, and Imagine.

Go to Phil Spector – Biography.


The Ronettes – Biography

The Ronettes are the 60s vocal group behind one of Phil Spector’s biggest wall of sound hits, Be My Baby.

The lead singer, Veronica Bennett, later known as Ronnie Spector, eventually married the eccentric producer who locked her up in his mansion.

Go to The Ronettes – Biography.

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