Jenny Wren by Paul McCartney | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "Jenny Wren" by Paul McCartney from the 2005 album "Chaos and Creation In the Backyard."
This is sort of like the sequel to Blackbird. There's an interesting video here where PM explains how he came up with the song.
It's played with the same finger picking style that Paul likes to use where you only use your thumb and first finger. You pinch the low string and the higher string together and then flick your first finger.
I talk about it in this video quite a bit. I did a Blackbird tutorial a while back and also talk about it there.
It's a tricky style to get down and will take some time. It really is proprietary to PM though...I've never heard anyone get it quite like he does.
It always amazes me how he keeps coming up with stuff like this after writing songs for 50 plus years! He's truly a gifted composer and will go down as one of the greatest of all time IMHO. To me he is like a modern day Mozart.
Anyways, this is a great piece to play even without the singing. It starts in C major and then shifts to C minor where it goes to some cool places. Once you get the strumming/picking down, the chord shapes aren't too tough and it sounds really nice.
As always I really enjoyed making these videos so I hope you get something out of them and have fun playing this great tune. Cheers
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