Today is song #6 in the Abbey Road Series and it's how to play "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" on guitar by the Beatles!
If this is the first video you have seen in this series, I am posting a brand new song lesson each week on how to play every single song from the Beatles album Abbey Road!
This song uses another very common Beatles style guitar technique called arpeggio picking. This is a concept where you play a chord progression but instead of strumming it you pick individual notes of the chords. It requires precision and accuracy with your picking hand to be able to pluck the intended strings and is an invaluable technique for any guitar player to develop.
There are a ton of other songs that use this technique for example: "Bluebird" by Paul McCartney, "Summer Of 69" by Bryan Adams, "More Than A Feeling" by Boston and many more! Also, in this song is another concept I talk a ton about here on the channel and that is making sure you know how to play the melody of the song on guitar to really know the song.
The guitar solo in this song is an exact mimic of the vocal melody, a common technique used in millions of hit songs. I'll break it all down for you today in the Abbey Road Series #6
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