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Happy Birthday, Paul McCartney!

From the Beatles to Wings and his solo career, Paul McCartney is without doubt one of the most successful performers of all time. And he turns 78 today! He's still giving concerts all over the world and going strong.

Here he is performing Blackbird. The guitar part is a perfect complement to his singing.

Happy Birthday, Paul!

The accompaniment is actually based on a simple idea in 10ths in G major. Scales in 10ths make a great starting point for composing new songs. They fit very naturally on the guitar and have been used in countless other pieces. Try the scale below and you'll see what we mean:

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