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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. 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 3 or 4 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.
I had a gas putting this video together! It’s really fun to play this great song! I hope you enjoy the video.
I get a lot of questions about my sound so here’s what I’m using:
My guitar is a 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. I have Suhr Aldrich pickups on it. I have them coil split, but for this video they were in full humbucker mode.
My amp is an Egnater Renegade head. I am using a Two Notes Torpedo Live. It’s a load box and a speaker emulator so I’m not running the Marshall 1960b speaker cabinet anymore. It enables you to crank up your tube amp but use headphones, or just listen at low volume through your monitors, so I can be rocking out and getting a great sound without bothering people around me. So far I like it!
I use a TC Electronics Nova System through the loop for effects. I also have a BB preamp which I essentially never use anymore, and sometimes (rarely) a Boss CS-3 compressor. The reverb is from the amp. My wah is a Dunlop MC404 CAE Dual Inductor, REALLY great pedal! I also use a Polytune tuner which is fantastic.
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