My Love by Paul McCartney and Wings | solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the guitar solo to “My Love” by Paul McCartney and Wings, played by Henry McCullough, from the “Red Rose Speedway” album released in 1973.
I’ve been meaning to do a lesson on this solo for a while and as I was finishing it up I found out that Henry McCullough had died in June of 2016.
I knew he had been ill for a while and actually there were false reports of his death back in 2012. Anyways, very sad news...
Henry was an excellent guitar player. He had great feel and never overplayed anything. He could say more in a few notes than most guys can in hundreds.
His playing on Red Rose Speedway is very minimal, always choosing just the right notes and letting the music breath.
This solo is one of the best ever in my opinion. I always think that if you can sing a guitar solo, then it’s got to be good. It’s a fantastic one to learn because it’s a real education in using the notes in the chords to construct the solo.
It’s only 14 bars long and goes by in thirty seconds, but it’s one of the most enduring guitar solos in popular music. I believe that’s because it’s so melodic and really says something.
I hope you enjoy this lesson and I hope it helps you to think about using the notes in the chords to make your solos musical and melodic. Cheers
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