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Did the Beatles read sheet music?
"None of us can read music. None of us can write it." - John Lennon, 1980 The Beatles used "head arrangements"; they would work out beforehand what they wanted to play on recordings, with help from producer/arranger George Martin. When they needed sidemen (like Alan Civil on "For No One", and David Mason on "Penny Lane"), Martin would score parts for them.
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The Beatles attained their fame by covering other people/band's songs, but beginning with their album Rubber Soul, every album contained songs written only by Beatles memb…ers.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were students. George Harrison was an apprentice electrician. Ringo Starr was an apprentice engineer. John Lennon swept his stepfather's pub f…or pocket money, and worked briefly for his local water board. (He swore later that he'd never held a regular job, but an employee record and work card turned up in the last few years.) Paul McCartney tried winding cable for a day and was fired; he spent the 1960 Christmas holidays working as a delivery boy for SPD. George Harrison apprenticed as an electrician for Blackler's Department Store in Liverpool; he quit after the Beatles began to get regular bookings. Ringo Starr worked briefly for British Railways, but quit when they wouldn't give him a uniform; he later worked as a mechanical engineer's apprentice, until he became a professional drummer. He played with 'Rory Storm and the Hurricanes' before he joined 'The Beatles'.
Their first recording was on an acetate disc, in a "home studio" in Liverpool. More demos were recorded on a borrowed home tape recorder. Ringo's first recording with them was… in a record-your-voice booth in Hamburg, when Pete Best wasn't available, backing another singer. Their Polydor recordings were made live to two-track, in the auditorium of a children's school in Hamburg. Their EMI recordings started out on two-track, using a simple multitracking process devised by George Martin. From there they graduated to four-track, then eight-track during 1968.
Yes, but some of the songs they recorded were not original compositions, such as "Shout".
Rock and Pop, in general. The Beatles have explored many genres in their musical evolution from rock'n'roll in a strip-club in Hamburg to British Invasion, pop in the 55,000… seater Shea Stadium, from the experimental/psychedelic/progessive rock in the big studio of Abbey Road to hard rock/proto-metal scream in The White Album. Here are a few tracks to listen to differences: Rock'n'roll: Roll Over Beethoven Blues rock: Yer Blues Folk rock: Rocky Raccoon Hard rock: Birthday Prog rock: A Day In The Life Proto-metal/Heavy Metal: Helter Skelter Ska: Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da Experimental: Tomorrow Never Knows Psycedelic rock: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds British Invasion: A Hard Days Night (For starters)
You may have a duet music sheet. The duet can either be for another instrument or for a singer. The top treble clef is for the partner. You only need to play the second …treble clef and the bass clef.
Guitar sheet music is written in the Treble Clef (unless it's a bass guitar in which case it's written in Bass Clef). The lines that go across the sheet are called staff lines…, and the notes are either placed on, above, below, or in-between those lines. Where they are placed - and what Clef the music is written in - are what determines what the note is (for example, a note on the middle line in Bass Clef is D, but in Treble Clef it's B). There are plenty of tutorial sites and books for learning how to read sheet music, but if you still have trouble with it, I recommend tabs. Tabs are a MUCH easier way to read guitar music in my opinion. what they are are six lines, each one representing a string on the guitar (don't worry, they'll tell you which one), and they have numbers on them. The numbers represent a fret on the fretboard. So if the top line (meaning the higher E string) has the number 6, then you play the top string while holding the 6th fret. Each number, therefore, acts as a note. All you have to do is read across the page from left to right.
The Beatles changed their music style because they were changing as individuals. Also, their drug use affected their music.
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By being the first group to rock and roll with the modern sound we have today.
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Overall, most of the Beatles' music was about peace and love, though some songs were inspired by real events in life such as the death of John and Paul's mothers (Let it B…e and "Julia" for example" some songs were nonsense or just for fun (I Am the Walrus) Mr. Kite (about a circus), etc. Some songs were about people they disagreed with such as "Revolution (about Chairman Mao) or "Bungalow Bill" (about a hunter) most songs were pure love songs whether real or imaginary people. for info about certain songs see the Wikipedia articles on the particular song.
Lots of teenagers, as there music was considered controversial by many parents. So, the teens rebelled by listening to the Beatles. Also, anyone with good taste nowadays.
Not at first. Paul McCartney attended some play-in-a-day seminars around Liverpool, but never signed up for lessons. John Lennon learned his first chords from his mother (who …had learned them from his father, when they were dating), who played four-string banjo. George Harrison learned guitar on his own from a book, and from watching other guitarists. Ringo Starr learned drums as he went along. As adults, McCartney hired a private music teacher, and Harrison took sitar lessons from legendary Indian musician Ravi Shankar. Lennon and McCartney also learned the clawhammer guitar technique from Donovan, when he and the Beatles visited Rishikesh, India in 1968.
The same way you read any other sheet music. We can't teach you howto do that here. There is one tricky bit: Saxophones are "transposing instruments"... playing saxophone mus…ic on a non-transposing instrument like apiano will result it in being at the wrong pitch.