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"Blackbird" by the Beatles is one of the most popular songs in our catalogue. You can get access to over 500 similar songs and lesson layouts easily by joining the Target program.

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Part 1: Play Through
Part 2: Preview
Part 3: Let's Talk Theory
Part 4: A Look at the Left Hand
Part 5: A Look at the Right Hand
Part 6: Break It Down
Part 7: Slow It Down
Part 8: Conclusion

The Beatles spent part of the summer of 1968 in India on a retreat with followers of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The English folksinger Donovan showed both Paul and John a guitar accompaniment style known as Travis Picking. Paul's right hand technique has all the notes being played with the thumb and index finger. His index finger never really picks out a single string, it is more of a brush across 2 or 3 strings, and is brushing down or being pinched with the thumb on the beats, and brushing softly up between the beats
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