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WATCH: Paul McCartney Picks Classical Bach and 'Blackbird' with Carlos Bonell for New Guitar Concerto

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Sep 04, 2014 10:36 AM EDT

It wouldn't be the first time the comparison is drawn--but Bach and The Beatles share an uncanny resemblance between the notes. Classes have been taught on Beethovenian consistencies with John, Paul, George and Ringo but McCartney now tells us the classical implication of the song "Blackbird."

Thanks to Norman Lebrecht, we've been granted a video of Sir Paul with his new working partner Carlos Bonell who are collaborating on a classical guitar concerto.

In the video, Paul's uncontested English wit shines through, knowing where he stands next to a virtuoso like Carlos.

But what is probably the most intriguing is the parallel McCartney draws between The Beatle's classic tune, "Blackbird," and classic Bach compositions.

Guy Traviss, editor of Classical Guitar magazine came up with the riveting video of Macca "getting his fingers around a piece of Bach." Luckily, Paul and Bonell were working at the time.

So without further ado, listen to McCartney do Bach. Yes, you read that right.

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TagsThe Beatles, Bach, Beethoven, Norman Lebrecht, Guy Traviss

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