On this page is the video, pdf and practice tracks for the Paul McCartney Style Sight Reading Etude 9.
This etude is a 150 BPM uptempo bouncy Beatles-esque ‘version’ of a Motown style chord progression that I’m sure you’ll recognize.
To generate the bass line I used a slightly more advanced featrure of Band in A Box and used TWO different styles. So the format of the song is:
- Verse 1
- Verse 2
- Bridge 2
- Chorus 2
For the Intros and choruses I used the dynamic McCartney walking style (style is ‘MACCA3’ in the Band In A BOx style pack.)
For the rest I used the ‘MACCA1’ pop style from the BIAB Style Pack. But I used the A style – which is mostly roots and 5ths in a two beat style rhythm – for the verses and the B style to give a simpler walking pop style for the first 4 bars of the bridge and back to the A style for the 4 bars that incorporate the hits. That gives a nice variation to the Etude!
Here’s the video of the etude:
To download the Zipped File that contains the PDF and the 150 BPM Band Style practice track from my WeTransfer.com account, click this link:
For more details on my book click the link below:
Learning From Paul McCartney Volume 1
The Band In A Box style used to create this bass line is part of a pack of styles that will be available for separate purchase (approx $20) or will be free with the online bonus version of the book.