Something In The Way You Play: How To Play George Harrison's Solo in "Something"

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  1. rocksquare

    rocksquare New Member

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    Aside from being a well-crafted song, The Beatles' classic, Something features one of Harrison's finest guitar solos during his time with the band.

    His solo is fun and is a great illustration of how to play along with chord changes, as well as how Harrison went about using prebends, hammer-ons, pull-offs and slide techniques.

    Learn how to play the Beatles' classic with tabs and a video, here.
     
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    sgtbeefheart Well-Known Member

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    Go forth and multiply.
     
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    Well done, and one of my favorite solos.

    This is the 2nd or 3rd transcription of it I've seen.

    I've played it a number of times on gigs, and I often use a slide for some of the "bends", and of course the solo is compressed on whatever they were using in the EMI studios at the time.

    The HQ version does sound like very careful bending, though, but there is something (no pun intended) about the sound that I can't quite be certain of, exactly how George played it.
     
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    Kevy Nova Well-Known Member

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    As I've mention elsewhere on these forums, that is my favorite solo. I've played it MANY times, including on ukulele!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0o4JzwHdTA]"Something" to kill some time by Kevy Nova - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Mein Gott Kevy! That actually sounded... errr... good! Love to hear it on a banjo or mandolin! Might even sound funky!!! LOL
     
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    Great stuff Kevy and one of my all time favourite leads as well .

    Biddlin ;>)/
     

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