Paul Style EXERCISE1
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[Bar 1] This is a study in intervals of 10ths (a 3rd plus an octave), which gave Paul a distinctive ‘Baroque’ sound. Fingerpicking allows you to pluck the bass and treble strings together; Paul would often also employ a down-up strum with the picking hand first finger while plucking the bass in time.
[Bar 5] The same techniques are being employed here, but watch out for some pretty big jumps up and down the fretboard at points like this. Try keeping the fretting hand fingers on or very close to the strings so you can move up and down the neck smoothly.
[Bar 9] A slower movement here, but you’ll still need to work to make sure all the chords are clean and the movement smooth.
[Bar 14] This dissonance acts as a great piece of tension and release. This type of sound is the hallmark of a songwriter at the top of his game.