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Blackbird, Part 1: The Verse

This lesson is part of the course Fingerstyle Guitar with Stevie Coyle.
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Learn to play fingerstyle guitar, from traditional Travis-picking tunes to arrangements of contemporary fingerstyle tunes, song accompaniment and more, with acclaimed performer, teacher, and entertainer Stevie Coyle.
 
 
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Blackbird, Part 1: The Verse  
 
Blackbird, Part 1: The Verse  
 
Blackbird, Part 1: The Verse
Blackbird, Part 1: The Verse
 
The Beatles’ “Blackbird” has a classic fingerstyle accompaniment played by Paul McCartney in standard tuning. In this lesson, however, you’ll learn Stevie’s arrangement of the melody of “Blackbird” played in G6 tuning (GDDGBE) that includes many of the same chordal moves as Paul’s version. Stevie reminds you of G6 tuning and then shows you how to adapt the familiar bass part to G6 tuning. Then he starts adding the melody, walking you through all the new chord shapes created by the combination of the melody and bass line, measure by measure. You’ll learn the verse to “Blackbird” in this lesson.

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