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Exactly What's Going On in "And Your Bird Can Sing"?

Here's a handy video we recently stumbled upon. It's a three-screen clip that shows the magic of "And Your Bird Can Sing," a 1966 track that always ranks as one the Beatles' best "guitar songs." ... …

The Acoustic Guitar Artistry of The Beatles' George Harrison

Of the four Beatles, George Harrison brought to the group an assortment of electric and acoustic guitar approaches, flavors influenced by everyone from Chet Atkins and Carl Perkins to the Byrds and Bob Dylan.Harrison’s pioneering use of the Rickenbacker 360/12 electric 12-string on songs like “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Ticket to Ride” added another dimension to the sound of Beatles music and... …

Hear Eric Clapton's Isolated Guitar from "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

On September 6, 1968, guitarist Eric Clapton entered Abbey Road Studio Two in London to overdub lead guitar onto a newly recorded Beatles song called "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."During the recording of The Beatles (aka the White Album), Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr were getting on each other's nerves. To lighten the mood a bit, Harrison asked his friend Clapton to... …

Hear The Beatles' Isolated "Revolution" Guitar Track

Even though most of the Beatles' music is no longer readily available on YouTube, you can still find the odd nugget or two. Like this one, for instance: the isolated guitar track from "Revolution," the John Lennon-penned B-side of "Hey Jude," which was released as a single August 26, 1968.At the time this track was recorded, distortion was well established as an electronic effect for guitarists... …

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