Paul Style EXERCISE3
cd track 33
[Bar 1] Although the ‘thumb and strum’ technique is still in place, here we now have a bass run that punctuates the changes. For this example i would suggest plucking all the bass notes with the picking hand thumb, leaving the first finger free to strum the remaining strings that contain the chord.
[Bar 6] Each Beatle used chords wonderfully and even slight variations like this use of a major 6 instead of a standard major helped elevate their songwriting and give their playing more personality.
[Bar 16] As above, a major 6 chord finishes things off – if these chord types aren’t yet in your vocabulary then make sure you spend some time learning the shapes for minor and major 6ths (and get your ears used to how they sound, which will help in your own ability to work out the chords in other people’s songs).