Revisiting that one sentence:
"This is not the same one McCartney uses, which involves flicking out the index finger like a classical guitarist and muting strings like a fiend."
I've read the lesson and tried the eighth note -triplet pattern, but I must admit I'm intrigued by this "fiendish" pattern. The tabs I've looked at (such as http://www.guitaretab.com/b/beatles/23937.html
) give notes but not rhythm.
What I've settled into is this (one dash is one sixteenth note, sorry for horrible notation):
-- - - - - --
if that makes any sense. An eighth, 4 sixteenths and another eighth. The strings played are, in order:
2+5, 3, 2, 5, 2 ,3 or B+A, G, B, A, B, G
I find that on the first note I have to mute the G string to prevent it from catching, and this doesn't seem to fiendish, but this just may be my poor plucking technique. It seems to sound alright, but I doubt it's exact, and I was wondering if anyone knows the actual pattern McCartney uses.
Thanks in advance for your help.