Revolution | rhythm and solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play ”Revolution" by The Beatles released in 1968.
I had sort of forgotten about this song until recently when I saw the “David Frost” performance video that was issued on the Beatles Youtube channel. I was blown away after watching that and inspired to make this video. Something interesting about that video is at around 10 seconds, George turns to Paul and appears to say, "John's mic is shit!" and then laughs! So funny, I got a real kick out of that.
Even though it’s not 100% live (they’re singing live to a pre-recorded track), you can see just what a great band they were. Putting aside the creativity, writing ability etc., which was of course, off the charts, I mean those guys were just a great rock and roll band!
Revolution is a fairly simple tune, but there are three or four parts that many people don’t play properly, the intro, the turnaround lick on the E chord, and the ending come to mind! Once you learn the proper way to play these parts, you’ll notice right away what a difference it makes!
John was a fantastic rhythm guitarist, very under rated IMHO and of course George always seems to play the exact right thing, also a highly under rated guitarist, as well as being maybe the best slide player in the business at the time.
Check out The Beatles Bible page for more info on this tune.
I had a gas putting this video together! It’s really fun to play this great song! I hope you enjoy the video. Cheers
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