McCartney on guitar

Kmaz

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Paul did some really good guitar work on several of the Beatles' recordings. In particular, I find the 1964/'65 era to be very interesting. His work on the 'Help' album has a sort of 'Country' feel to it, for instance, on a song called Another Girl. Makes me wonder about the artists influencing Paul at that time?

He showcases a pretty strong guitar style which is very cool knowing that he was also the bass player!?! Got some great sounds out of his Epiphone Casino, too.
 

StratoCraig

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I've read he played the lead solo on Ticket To Ride.
Yes, he did. The Beatles shuffled instruments more often than many people realize. Not only did all three guitar-playing Beatles play lead from time to time (though George was most often the lead player), all three played bass as well, and Paul occasionally played drums, particularly in '68 and '69 ("Back in the USSR", "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?", "The Ballad of John and Yoko", etc.).
 
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seltaeb

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Don't forget Taxman and Good Morning Good Morning -- Both very cool sounds. The intro to Drive My Car... The riff in Paperback Writer. He's no slouch!
 

strombie

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I also love his acoustic guitar tone. Very melodic and clever, not just background rhythm strumming. Blackbird, Mother Nature's Son, Calico Skies, Jenny Wren, etc. Great work.
 

Ringo

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Well Paul started off playing guitar in the Beatles he took over on bass when Stu Sutcliffe left the band. And he is great no matter what he is playing!
 

Kmaz

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Don't forget Taxman and Good Morning Good Morning -- Both very cool sounds. The intro to Drive My Car... The riff in Paperback Writer. He's no slouch!
Yes, the Drive My Car intro and solo is Paul as well. Is the Casino, no doubt, and slide during the solo?
 




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