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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
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'
Throughout the book the printed music of the Beatles' songs appears
alongside the text, illustrating the author's explanations.
About The Author
Dominic Pedler is a contributor to Total Guitar, Europe's
best-selling guitar magazine.
ISBN: 9780711981676 ISBN-10: 0711981671 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 304 Published: 14th July 2003 Publisher: Omnibus Press Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 17.1
Weight (kg): 1.44
Edition Number: 1