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Songwriter's Study: Paul McCartney

  • South Island Studio 1905 Davie Street Victoria, BC, V8R 4W5 Canada (map)

Paul is a great strummer.  His fingerstyle playing is a thumb and index approach,

similar to the Delta Blues players.   But of course the songs are sweet. 

“Yesterday” has a straight ahead style that can be applied to many

ballads.  “Mother Nature’s Son” is a veritable study in using key of D.

“Blackbird” is somewhat classical.  “We Can Work it Out” is a strong

pop strummer.  I could go on with choices but it’s a chance for you to

chose a favourite too.  And if you’re a writer you might want to

study a non guitar song like “Penny Lane”.  How many times does

he change key?  Have you written in such a long melodic form?

 McCartney’s repertoire speaks for itself. 


Saturdays:  (2018)  July 14th, 21st and 28th.    $115    Time TBA

South Island Studios             Contact Lonny,  250 592-3501

Earlier Event: April 28
Songwriter's Study: Neil Young