Band On The Run Guitar Lesson – Wings (Paul McCartney)

In this Band On The Run guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all the chords for this hit by Paul McCartney's Wings.

We will be using standard tuning, just like the original recording.

"Band On The Run" has a very unique song structure with 3 very distinct musical styles throughout.

The intro uses a series of double-stop melodies accompanied by a melodic synthesizer figure. I have transcribed the synth part as well so that you can play both parts to make the intro sound more complete with just one guitar. The first verse also occurs over this section.

The next section has a more upbeat feel to it and contains probably the signature guitar riff of the song. It has a nice groove to it as well.

After a brief transition we finally make it to the main portion of the song. This section is dominated by strummed acoustic guitar.

Later in the song there are quite a few slide guitar parts added. I have chosen to leave those out and just focus on the chords.

You will find the chords to very simple to play with an easy 8th note strumming feel. There aren't even any bar chords to contend with so hopefully you will be strumming this great classic song in no time!


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Band On The Run Guitar Lesson - Wings (Paul McCartney)


  1. Bryan Samuelson on April 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Carl, i just wanted to tell you that im on this song. Its a good break from SOYCD. Thanks. Bryan

  2. Charlie Feeback on October 22, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Hi Carl, I am enjoying playing this song so much! MACCA is my hero!

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