How to Play `Come Together´ by The Beatles

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How to Play Come Together by The Beatles -- Rhythm Guitar Lesson


How to Play Come Together by The Beatles - Rhythm Guitar Lesson

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, bringing
you this video lesson. Today we’re looking at the
Beatles tune “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
pinkie 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…
Doing that kind of feel. It’s more like a straight
ahead rock, 8th note groove with the toms doing
that kind of… Just 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.

We’ll see you in the next video lesson.
Thanks for watching.