The Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles

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Omnibus, 2003 - Composers - 791 pages
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This work examines the actual songwriting techniques of John, Paul, George and, occasionally, Ringo. Packed with examples of The Beatles' music, it explains the chord sequences, structures and harmonies that created one of the most influential sounds of the 20th century.

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All reviews of this book I have seen are written by the authors family. He takes great pains to say (in the forward) that it is written for those with little musical background. I thought it then strange that he would think it necessary to add an appendix or four of music theory for the beginner! OMG! If you do not have a PhD in music theory then dont bother with this. He is such a poor writer that even the appendix is like a non intelligible babble of music nonsense. I am sure there is something of value here but my 40 years of untrained guitar experience was too thin to get beyond a few pegs read many times over.
A textbook.

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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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