The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles


Publisher: Omnibus Press
Artist: The Beatles
Author: Dominic Pedler
Format: Books | Theory

A breakthrough Beatles publication - first time in print.

Thirty years after The Beatles split up, the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison 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'.

ISBN: 9780711981676
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 11 September 2003
No of pages: 816
Language: English
Catalogue No: OP49676

      Musicroom Reviews

      “… should sit on your shelf alongside the late Ian MacDonald’s equally erudite Revolution In The Head.” – Nigel Williamson, Q magazine
      Anonymous - ()
      Un peu deçu. Des idées et des analyses intéressantes mais obscurcies par trop de délayage (voir le chapitre sur l'accord d'introduction de 'A Hard Day's Night, 42 pages !), et un vocabulaire (anglais) très difficile. Par contre une très belle édition, même si assez chère. Dommage.
      Anonymous - (orvault, France)
      “An extraordinary technical insight into what The Beatles produced…” – Rod Davis (The Quarrymen), The British Beatles Fan Club Magazine
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      “Massively erudite.” - Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO magazine, UK
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