Paul McCartney: Playing the Great Beatles Basslines

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006 - Music - 160 pages
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At the core of this book are full transcriptions (including tab and chord names) of nine of McCartney's finest bass parts: ' You Won't See Me', ' Drive My Car', ' The Word', and ' In My Life' from Rubber Soul; the classic B-side ' Rain'; ' Taxman' and ' I'm Only Sleeping' from Revolver; ' Lovely Rita' from Sgt Pepper; and ' Dear Prudence' from the White Album.
Each of these nine key tracks is taken apart and examined in detail to remind today's bassists how much we can still learn from McCartney's remarkable playing skills.
The nine transcriptions are set in the context of the story of McCartney's role as bass player in The Beatles from the first single, ' Love Me Do' in 1962, to the last album, Let It Be in 1970. Drawing on an interview with McCartney, the authors show how he started as a guitarist in the group but soon came to expand and transform bass playing, bringing new musical ideas and a fresh outlook on sound that virtually defined the role of the modern bassist in pop music.
All bass players owe a debt to McCartney's groundbreaking and revolutionary work with The Beatles, and for the first time this book shows exactly why.
  

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Contents

something in the way he played
7
UNTIL 1962
13
19621965
21
19651967
43
19671970
63
transcriptions and analyses
79
Drive My Car
82
In My Life
90
Taxman
120
Im Only Sleeping
128
Lovely Rita
136
Dear Prudence
142
song by song
149
original records
153
glossary
154
endnotes
155

The Word
96
You Wont See Me
104
Rain
112
index
156
acknowledgements
160
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Tony Bacon (Bristol, England) is a leading writer on the guitar. His many books include "Million Dollar Les Paul", "Totally Guitar", "60 Years of Fender", and "The Bass Book".

Gareth Morgan is well known for his creative contributions to management. He is the author of seven books, including Images of Organization, Creative Organization Theory, Imaginization and Riding the Waves of Change. He acts as consultant and seminar leader to numerous organizations throughout Europe and North America, and is Distinguished Research Professor at York University in Toronto. He has sat on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management, and Organization Studies; and is a Life Fellow of the International Academy of Management. Born in Wales, he now lives in Toronto with his wife, Karen and their children Evan and Heather.

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