Mull of Kintyre Guitar Chords & Lesson with Video

While thinking about songs that I could do for my YouTube Channel. I remembered this Paul McCartney and Wings song. So I decided to do a lesson with the Mull of Kintire Guitar Chords.

What do you get in this guitar lesson? Mull of Kintyre Guitar Chords & Lesson with video:

  • Mull of Kintyre Guitar Chords
  • Chord Progression to Mull of Kintyre
  • Mull of Kintyre Strumming Pattern
  • Bonus Mull of Kintyre Video
  • Bonus 2-Mull of Kintyre Lyrics

If you want to learn a great Paul McCartney & Wings song then grab your guitar and lets learn the Mull of Kintyre Guitar Chords.

Mull of Kintyre Guitar Chords

The Chords in the song Mull of Kintyre are: D G and A.

Let me show you these chords with a chord diagram. This way if you don’t know how to make the chords, this will make it easier. The first chord is the D Major chord. Look at diagram to see where to place your fingers.

Basic D chord

If you don’t know how to read a chord chart here’s a fast review of How to read a chord chart.

To make a D Major Chord you are going to use the first four strings. But your fingers are only on the first three strings.

  1. Your first finger is on the 3rd string, at the 2nd fret.
  2. Place your second finger on the 1st string, at the 2nd fret.
  3. Then your 3rd finger is on the 2nd string, at the 3rd fret.
  4. When you strum the D Major chord, strum from the D string down. (4th string).
  5. Make sure you don’t play the 5th and 6th strings.

The second chord we need to play the song Mull of Kintyre. Is the G Major Chord. Look at the chord diagram, and the explanation of where to place your fingers.

There are several ways to play the G chord. Here is one of them.

  1. Put your first finger on the 5th string, at the second fret.
  2. Then your second finger is on the 6th string, at the third fret.
  3. Place your third finger on the second string, at the third fret.
  4. Your Pinkie is on the first string, at the third fret.
  5. You can strum all the strings on the G chord.

Okay so now we have learned two of the chords in Mull of Kintyre. Lets take a look at the last chord we need. And that’s the A Major chord. Look at how to play the A Major open chord.

A Major in Mull of Kintyre

As you can see all 3 fingers are on the second fret.

  1. Place your first finger on the 4th string, 2nd fret.
  2. Second finger 3rd string, 2nd fret.
  3. Then your third finger is on the 2nd string, at the 2nd fret.
  4. Strum from the A string down. (5th string).

Now that we know the chords to use. Lets take a look at the strumming pattern of the song.

Strumming Pattern for Mull of Kintyre

One of the great things about this song. That makes this song so much fun to play. Is the tempo is nice and slow. The strumming pattern of the song is a 3/4 timing, like a Waltz.

Most songs that you hear are 4/4 timing. So you are constantly counting the beat. 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4. But with the 3/4 time signature you count to three. 1,2,3, 1,2,3, one two three, one two three.

The way that we are going to do this is by picking out the bass note of the chord. Like this we start with the D chord. You want to play the lowest note in the D chord. Lowest in pitch. Which is the D string.

Just in case your not familiar with the strings. Here are the strings are named E A D G B E. From the 6th string to the first string. If you want to learn how to know the notes on the guitar and more. Take a look at the courses.

Take a look at the courses

Do you struggle with playing the guitar? Click to get a sneak peak at whats included in the course.

Click to get a sneak peak at whats included in the course!

After making the D chord. Then you want to pick the D string. Which is the fourth string. Then strum the chord two times. So you want to pick the D string, then strum down twice. Try that! Pick the 4th string, and strum down two times. Pick then strum.

Remember you don’t want to play the 5th or 6th string. It won’t sound good.

I would recommend doing that for a minute to get the hang of it. And then move on to the next chord. Which it the G Chord.

Place your fingers in position for the G chord. We want to play the lowest note of the chord which is the G. Your fingers are on the G note on the 3rd fret of the 6th string. We want to pick the 6th string and then strum down two times.

After you have practiced that and can play the G chord perfect. Then we need to see about the A chord.

Ready? Place your fingers in position for the A chord. We want to pick the A string. Since that is the bass note of the A chord. The A string is the 5th string. You want to pick the string and then strum down two times.

Once you get the strumming down next we need to know the chord progression.

Chord Progression to Mull of Kintyre

There are a couple of chord progressions to remember. First lets look at the intro to the song. It starts with a bar of A. Which is 4 of 1 2,3. So you do that 4 times. Then the verse starts. Which is A D A D A A.

The verse is two beats of each chord. 1, 23 and 1, 2,3.

The second verse is aanother bar of A which is 4 of the 1, 23. Then there is a walk up from the A to the D. Here’s how it goes.

Your strumming the A chord. You want to pick the A open string. Then place your finger on the second fret of the 5th string and play that. Next place your third finger on the 4th fret of the 5th string. Play the 5th string. Then pick the open D string (4th string). And play the D chord. Strumming down two times.

After the D it goes back to the A chord. Next you play another bar of the A chord. Then it walks up again to the D chord. Then back to the A chord.

Buy & Sell Music Gear Online | Reverb


Chord Progression for the Chorus of Mull of Kintyre

A D A D A A A D G G D G G D D Then the Verse again. Which is the same as the first verse.

Then the chorus again, but this time the progression is D G D G D. After that there are some more bagpipes and then you play D A D A. Then the third verse begins. After that there is another chorus which is the same as the very beginning of the song.

Then the Outro is D G D G D, D A D

Mull of Kintyre Lyrics

Lyrics

Mull of Kintyre oh mist rolling on from the sea. My desire is always to be here, Oh Mull of Kintyre.

Far have I traveled and much have I seen. Dark distance mountains with valleys of green. Past painted deserts the sun sets on fire. As he carries me home to the Mull of Kintyre.

Mull of Kintyre oh mist rolling on from the sea. My desire is always to be here, Oh Mull of Kintyre.

Sweep through the heather like dear on the glen. Carry me back to the days I new then. Nights when we sang like a heavenly choir. Of the life and the time of the Mull of Kintyre.

Mull of Kintyre oh mist rolling on from the sea. My desire is always to be here, Oh Mull of Kintyre.

Smiles in the Sunshine and tears in the rain. Still takes me back where my memories remain. Flickering embers grow higher and higher. As they carry me back to the Mull of Kintyre.

Mull of Kintyre oh mist rolling on from the sea. My desire is always to be here, Oh Mull of Kintyre.

Mull of Kintyre oh mist rolling on from the sea. My desire is always to be here, Oh Mull of Kintyre. Source

Bonus Mull of Kintyre Video

This exclusive video is from YourGuitarGuide . If you want to see how to play the song. Take a look at Mull of Kintyre by Paul McCartney & Wings Beginner Guitar Lesson.

Related Questions

What Key is Mull of Kintyre in?

Mull of Kintyre is in the key of D. If you want to learn how to know what key a song is in take a look at How to know if a chord is major or minor.

What is the Meaning of Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre is a Peninsula. It is the Southwest most part of Scotland. The song Mull of Kintyre is from the Brittish Rock band Wings. The song was written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine.

Paul McCartney owns Hyde Park farm on the Peninsula. This song is a tribute to Mull of Kintyre.