Paul Style EXERCISE2
cd track 33
[Bar 1] Here we are focusing on the McCartney ‘thumb and strum’ technique on a long chord progression. The thumb plucks the bass string and then the first finger is used to strum the chord with a combination of down and upstrokes (though feel free to reverse the order if it feels more comfortable).
[Bar 4] Here’s another great use of dissonance as the normally major iv chord (F) briefly becomes minor – again, typically Beatle-y tension and release.
[Bar 5] The rhythm is slightly different here but you can still employ the ‘alternate flicking’ strumming pattern with the first finger.