Taxman

“I’m NOT The Taxman” – but I do like the song!

Whether you like the Beatles or not, you just can’t take away the fact that Paul McCartney is a true legend on the Bass!! His style and composition (along with his guitar/bass playing ability) truly makes him one of a kind. I have to believe that his prior musical talent on the six string guitar helped form his unique style as a bassist.

In “TAXMAN”, this style shines brightly – especially during the ‘Bridge’ portion of this song where he incorporates a ton of notes into a single bar of 4/4 music played moderately fast to begin with – not much different than the style of a Lead Guitarist slammin’ out a solo.

This was really not an “easy” song to learn to play, but it was definitely a “Fun” one for me! It’s not perfect in any sense of the word (I’m no Paul McCartney), but I certainly had fun reminiscing back to my old days of being a (much younger/energetic) guitar player by incorporating a ton of ‘Hammer-On’ notes on the strings on my Ibanez SR500E!!

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3 thoughts on “Taxman

  1. Ronnie says:

    Awesome bro!! Can’t wait for the next reunion!

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    1. Lanny says:

      Sorry so late on this response term – Holiday season is pretty busy…. Anyway, THANK YOU my friend! I’m just now starting to record many of my other cover songs that I only have on audio format and get them re-recorded into video’s so that I can keep my library up to date. Really like what you did to “Greenie”!!

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