Paul's technique

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  1. trainwrecker

    trainwrecker Member

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    Anybody able to mimic McCartney's acoustic style, picking thumb, middle and ring finger whilst (yes whilst) strumming the index finger? Amazing and to my knowledge totally unique. Thoughts?
     
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    I thought this was going to be about Paul Gilbert, I was totally all ready to show you some string skipping licks, I'll let myself out.
     
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    I thought this was going to be about Pawl Stanley working a crowd.
     
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    skhan007 Supporting Member

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    I thought this was going to be about Ru-Paul.
     
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    i thought this was about paul kossoff.
     
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    ER… My first thought was Paul Westerberg.
     
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    Ah! The dinner show!
     
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    I was afraid it was about me.
     
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    His style is pretty unique. I don't know of any other players who have his technique and use it on their own material. The only one I can think of is Joni Mitchell. I've been able to cop a few of his songs in that style, Mother Natures Son and Junk are two that come to mind.
     
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    There are YT videos explaining the technique and how to use it but it's definitely QUITE different from what I'm used to.
     
  12. Hand of Doom

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    I too thought this was going to be about Paul Gilbert, but hoping is was about Paul Di'Anno on Killers.
     
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    I thought it was going to be about Paul McCartney

    And I was right. Don't know about the technique though, never noticed. Sounds interesting, I'll pay attention now.
     
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    It's unique. I've tried it, but it'll take a lot more woodshedding to get it to feel natural.
     
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    can you post some link? I'm curious.
     
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    Same here and I'll bet when Paul started doing it, it was one of those semi unorthodox things that was completely natural to him
     
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    Agreed. It is probably just how he started naturally, and for the rest of us it requires work to figure it out. "Mother Nature's Son" and of course "Blackbird" (which is insanely cool no matter how many beginner guitarists learn it) are two favorites of mine.

    A modern musician who has a different but comparable "natural" style is Jim James. A lot of his acoustic based stuff from My Morning Jacket has a very specific picking style that he uses. It is simple and not demanding to play, but takes a minute to analyze and get right...unless you are Jim.
     
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    I'll try it if and only if it will ensure I write 50 hit songs. Otherwise, not interested.
     
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