The Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles

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Omnibus, 2003 - Composers - 791 pages
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More than thirty years after The Beatles split up, the music of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison 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 teams of the 20th century.Author Dominic Pedler explains the chord sequences, melodies and harmonies that made up the Beatles' self-penned songs and how they uncannily complemented the lyrical themes. He also assesses the contributions that rhythm, form and arrangement made to the Beatles' unique sound.Throughout the book the printed music of the Beatles' songs appears alongside the text, illustrating the author's explanations.

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A great great book. I read this book every night hoping the secrets will sink in. Read full review

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A LOT of great informative details- a very thick read! Read full review

About the author (2003)

Dominic Pedler is a contributor to Total Guitar, Europe's best-selling guitar magazine.

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