The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles

Author: Pedler, Dominic
Price: £34.95
Availability: In Stock
Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780711981676
Catalogue No.: OP49676
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A breakthrough Beatles publication - first time in print.

Thirty years after The Beatles split up, the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrrison and Starkey lives on. What exactly were the magical ingredients of those legendary songs? Why are they still so influential for today's bands?
This ground-breaking book sets out to explore The Beatles' songwriting techniques in a clear and readable style. It is aimed not only at musicians but anyone who has ever enjoyed the work of one of the most productive and successful songwriting parterships of the 20th Century.
Author Dominic Pedler explores the chord sequences, melodies, harmonies, rhythms and structures of The Beatles' self-penned songs, while challenging readers to enhance their appreciation of the lyrics themselves with reference to the musical context.

Throughout the book the printed music and lyrics of The Beatles' songs appear alongside the text, illustrating the author's explanations.

The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles is an essential addition to Beatles literature - a new and perceptive analysis of both the music and the lyrics written and performed by what Paul McCartney still calls 'a really good, tight little band'.

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Published On: 11/09/2003
Format: Theory
Pages: 816

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“… should sit on your shelf alongside the late Ian MacDonald’s equally erudite Revolution In The Head.” – Nigel Williamson, Q magazine
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“Massively erudite.” - Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO magazine, UK
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“An extraordinary technical insight into what The Beatles produced…” – Rod Davis (The Quarrymen), The British Beatles Fan Club Magazine
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