Ex­am­ple PAULMcCARTNEYSTYLE

Guitar Techniques - - Paul Mccartney Gt Learning Zone -

[Bar1] Trycon­trastinga‘pima’pick­ing­han­dap­proach­with­the‘firstfin­ger andthumb’method­thatPaulwould­oftenuse.It’sac­tu­al­lyquite­lib­er­at­ing an­dor­gani­ci­fy­oudon’twor­ryabouthit­tingth­eright­stringsall­thetime. [Bar2] Thi­sis­mor­eredo­lentof­track­slikeYes­ter­day:playthe­bass­notes with­thep­ick­ing-handthumbthen­brush­down­thetopthree­stringswith the­back­ofthe­firstfin­gero­rother­pick­ing­hand­nails,ratherthanpluck­ing thiswith­a­s­tan­dard‘ima’pat­tern. [Bar6] The­bus­ier­na­ture­ofthis­bariswherethe‘thum­band­strum’pat­tern comesin­toit­sown.Usead­ow­nandup‘flick’mo­tion­fromthep­ick­ing­hand firstfin­ger.Makesurey­our­wri­s­tandfin­ger­sar­e­re­al­lyre­laxed­for­this­partin par­tic­u­lar,but­keepthat­bass­notepulsego­ing­per­fect­ly­in­time. [Bar9] Hereisade­scend­ing­basslinei­deaas­hear­di­na­piece­likeMichelleor (with­d­if­fer­entchords)MotherNa­ture’sSon.Again,you­canuse­thethumb and­flick­ap­proa­chor­stick­with­amore­con­ven­tion­althumpand­pluck­idea.

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