Hey, how’s it going this is Jon McLennan with Guitar Control, bringing you this video lesson and we’re looking at the Beatles tune called “Come Together”. This is an excellent tune to know and practice and a great example of how blues guitar riffs and sort of blues cliches are used in the rock and roll era and in pop music and always a valuable thing to know.
If you think about your typical blues riff, like maybe something like this. You may already be familiar with sort of a shuffle or even the open string. What this tune does is it plays that sort of figure on 10 and 12 here, and be sure to click the link below for the tab, but you’ve got 10th fret, 12th fret and then what you’re doing is you’re playing that twice and then you put your pinky on a whole step above, the 14th fret on the 5th string. That’s going to replace this note, but still keep this finger here because I’m coming right back to it. That’s the basic figure, and you can palm mute it. Then we’re going to go to A on the 5th. And then G, just let it ring. Back to the top.
Another great example here. Notice he’s not going to do that kind of feel. It’s more like a straight ahead rock, 8th note groove with the toms doing that kind of chugging along. Just picture the drummer doing that, playing the low floor tom or whatever. So do this with the recording. Then to the
5th fret, stretching it out in the same riff. It’s a little wider down here because the frets are wider.
All right, so “Come Together”. Practice that. The Beatles have so much great guitar stuff in those recordings worthwhile, really check it out.
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