Blackbird The original Beatles song has a lovely guitar part as well as a great vocal melody. In this video we’re just looking at how to play the vocal melody on the banjo. The verse part is easy enough to play, make sure to pay attention to the rhythm and fingering. For the chorus you will need to use an extra note or two. We’re going to look at playing the guitar part in another video. This song was recorded by the Beatles in the key of G so put the original record on, and enjoy jamming along with the Beatles!