Solo guitar cover of "Something" (Beatles/Harrison)

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  1. Gmoneymcfly2k

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    George Harrison has been one of my favorite guitarists and song writers ever since I got my hands on The Beatles' Revolver album when I was 11. There isn't a single George Harrison guitar part in the whole of their catalogue that isn't the perfect part for that moment.

    Doing any cover of a Beatles tune is a bit of a wash. There are almost as many Beatles covers as there are musicians on the planet (maybe a bit of a stretch...maybe not). Well, here's one more: "Something" off of Abbey Road. Enjoy!

     
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    Very cool.
    I especially like how you respected all the cool 'Beatle' arrangement bits.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    That's quite nice. Thanks, 'cause you improved my day with that.
     
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    Thanks for listening, guys!
     
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    Nicely played sir.
     
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    Wonderful.
     
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    I appreciate you guys listening!

    Man, thanks. It almost seems a bit sacrilegious to not do so, like rearranging Beethoven (though I know there are some absolutely KILLER arrangements that do not honor the Beatle bits...and Beethoven, for that matter). I decided to try for a bit of an Andy Timmons approach on this one, for that reason.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    For me, when I cover a song I work really hard to determine what it is about that song that makes it "that song" ... and I leave all that in!
     
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    Right on. Most great originals have multiple great hooks that are almost interwoven into a tune's DNA. That said, not everything is a "great" original. At that point, I'll keep at the very minimum the harmonic/melodic connection intact.
     
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