Paul McCartney: Playing the Great Beatles Basslines

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006 - Music - 160 pages
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(Book). Paul McCartney is one of the best pop bass players in the world, and this book presents a musical analysis of his consistently inventive and influential bass playing during his tenure in the Beatles. This indispensable guide offers full transcriptions (including tablature and chord names) of nine of McCartney's most revered bass parts: "Dear Prudence," "Drive My Car," "In My Life," "Lovely Rita," and more. Each track is analyzed and explained in detail to show today's bassists how much they can still learn from McCartney's remarkable skill and imagination.
 

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something in the way he played
7
UNTIL 1962
13
19621965
21
19651967
43
19671970
63
transcriptions and analyses
79
Drive My Car
82
In My Life
90
Taxman
120
Im Only Sleeping
128
Lovely Rita
136
Dear Prudence
142
song by song
149
original records
153
glossary
154
endnotes
155

The Word
96
You Wont See Me
104
Rain
112
index
156
acknowledgements
160
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