Beatles Piano Chords: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

The Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” is a great little song to learn on the piano, and it’s one I often play for my very first song of the evening at a piano bar. It gets everyone clapping and singing, and it’s an easy, fun little song.

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The piano chords for “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” are very simple, so to celebrate the release of all The Beatles’ music on iTunes this week, I decided to post this little video lesson and show you how to play this classic Beatles song on the piano for yourself.

Yes, this blog post has been a long time coming, since I’ve been busy with my Improvise Piano… FAST! online video course lately (among other things), so I wanted to make it up to you with this free lesson.

Be sure to check out The Beatles on iTunes, if you haven’t already, and enjoy this free video piano lesson on “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”!

16 thoughts on “Beatles Piano Chords: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

  1. ahh, the simple genius of The Beatles, good post…let’s have some Elton John !!! thx.

    • Bill said:

      Ooh… good idea, Earl! Lemme get back to you on that (it might be a couple of weeks) 😉

  2. Robert Briggs said:

    18Nov. I liked the Beatles’s Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.

    How about an oldie pop by Hawkshaw Hawkins called

    Lonesome 7-7203, I would like to learn that one for

    sure. I use to listen to that song when I was 15

    back in 62 63 along in there.
    Thanks
    Robert

  3. Gary Hewett said:

    Bill,

    Please count out separately and slowly the left hand and then right hand. I’m confused about the counting.

    Thanks, Gary

  4. Don said:

    good never get enough of the beatles

    thanks enjoyed very much

    don

  5. George said:

    Great lesson, the lighted keyboard is a good idea, makes the lesson easy to follow.

    George

  6. Lanny said:

    Very good, I will use this one, I can handle it.
    Thanks for your help Please keep up your good work

  7. Ezekiel said:

    Hello, i want to become a professional pianist just like you but my problem is i dont know any chord and the little ones i know is what i have been repeating for all the songs i have been playing. Can you please help me with chords to help me improve on playing the piano beautifully?

  8. Joy said:

    Thanks for such a great lesson. Really enjoyed it.

  9. Suzanne said:

    Really enjoyed your Beatles lesson –
    their music is timeless. Elton
    John would also be fab – and how about
    Billy Joel??
    Thanks

  10. Keith Finch said:

    What an excellent lesson. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you.

  11. Thanks for a great, practical method of mastering some chords and techniques that I can apply to many other songs as well. I think it may have been helpful to bung in the melody line as well as having just the accompaniment, as not all of us sing along and only need the accompanying chords. But many thanks — great stuff!! Robin Philbrick

  12. DENNIS said:

    Can’t wait to give this a try. Doesn’t appear to be much of a left hand challenge….which I’m still poor at.

  13. BRIAN said:

    I find it difficult to memorize all the cord changes.It would help if you could write the cords along with the words so I can print it out.

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