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Learn Paul McCartney’s Ripping Guitar Solo from the Beatles’ “Taxman”

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Some readers may be surprised to learn that the ripping solo in “Taxman” was played by Paul McCartney, but in fact, the Beatle bassist provided a handful of standout guitar moments on the band’s recordings. "Back in the USSR," "The End," and "Good Morning Good Morning" are just a few examples.

But back to “Taxman.” Joe over at was kind enough to break down this unconventional solo, and lays it out in the video below. Give it a shot!