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Blackbird
Mike Pachelli shows you how to play the iconic song, “Blackbird,” by Paul McCartney & John Lennon. Paul wrote "Blackbird" in 1968, saying the guitar inspiration was from Bach's Bourrée in E minor. The finger style he uses is also very reminiscent of the works of classical guitarist Fernando Sor, who used a droning open G-string in some of his compositions.

There are conflicting stories about how this song was recorded. Some say "Blackbird" was recorded on the roof of Abbey Road, outside of the echo chamber. Others have written that it was indeed recorded in studio, perhaps because of the doubling of Paul's voice on the chorus.

Mike plays a Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird in the lesson.


Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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"BLACKBIRD"
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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Advanced
Genres:
Folk
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