The Complete Guide to the Music of the Beatles

A consumer's critical guide to the music of Aerosmith, detailing every recorded song. Part of a series, the book is specially designed to sit alongside a CD collection.

The Complete Guide to the Music of the Beatles

A consumer's critical guide to the music of Aerosmith, detailing every recorded song. Part of a series, the book is specially designed to sit alongside a CD collection.

Here There and Everywhere

An engineer who worked with the Beatles during the productions of "Revolver," "Sgt.

Here  There and Everywhere

An engineer who worked with the Beatles during the productions of "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and other albums describes his innovative recording techniques, and shares his insights into the band's creative processes.

What Goes on

The book traces the Beatles' development chronologically, marking the band's involvement with world events such as the Vietnam War, strides in overcoming racial segregation, gender stereotyping, student demonstrations, and the generation ...

What Goes on

In a stretch of just seven years, the Beatles recorded hundreds of songs which tower above those of their worthy peers as both the product of cultural leadership and an artistic reflection of their turbulent age, the1960s. Walter Everett and Tim Riley's What Goes On: The Beatles, Their Music, and Their Time blends historical narrative, musicology, and music analysis to tell the full story of the Beatles and how they redefined pop music. The book traces the Beatles' development chronologically, marking the band's involvement with world events such as the Vietnam War, strides in overcoming racial segregation, gender stereotyping, student demonstrations, and the generation gap. It delves deeply into their body of work, introducing the concepts of musical form, instrumentation, harmonic structure, melodic patterns, and rhythmic devices in a way that is accessible to musicians and non-musicians alike. Close readings of specific songs highlight the tensions between imagination and mechanics, songwriting and technology, and through the book's musical examples, listeners will learn how to develop strategies for creating their own rich interpretations of the potential meanings behind their favorite songs. Videos hosted on the book's companion website offer full definitions and performance demonstrations of all musical concepts discussed in the text, and interactive listening guides illustrate track details in real-time listening. The unique multimedia approach of What Goes On reveals just how great this music was in its own time, and why it remains important today as a body of singular achievement.

The Complete Guide to the Music of the Beatles

A guide to the music of the Beatles.

The Complete Guide to the Music of the Beatles

A guide to the music of the Beatles. It seeks to examine every recorded song in the band's catalogue since the release of Let It Be in 1970, and acts as a consumer's critical guide. Shaped like a CD box, it is designed to sit alongside the reader's existing CD collection.

The Beatles The Music And The Myth

From their 1962 debut single Love Me Do to the most recent remastered albums, this is an album-by-album, track-by-track catalogue of every songs ever released by The Beatles Includes: A chronology of key events in the life of the greatest ...

The Beatles  The Music And The Myth

From their 1962 debut single Love Me Do to the most recent remastered albums, this is an album-by-album, track-by-track catalogue of every songs ever released by The Beatles Includes: A chronology of key events in the life of the greatest ever rock band Separate sections on compilation albums, the Anthology series and non-EMI recordings Eight pages of colour picturesThis is the books that Beatles fans have been looking for - packed with details, facts and pictures it's the definitive concise guide to the music of The Beatles.

The Beatles

This in-depth, research-based book profiles the band that shaped a generation and changed the face of music forever.

The Beatles

This in-depth, research-based book profiles the band that shaped a generation and changed the face of music forever. * Ten original photos depict the Beatles from their humble beginnings to the height of their success * An epilogue discusses the period after the breakup * A timeline features major events and achievements of the Beatles * Includes discographies of singles and albums and a list of awards

The Beatles as Musicians

The Beatles as Musicians is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered study of every aspect of the group's musical life--composition, performance, recording and reception histories--in its transcendent late period, from 1966 to 1970.

The Beatles as Musicians

The Beatles as Musicians is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered study of every aspect of the group's musical life--composition, performance, recording and reception histories--in its transcendent late period, from 1966 to 1970. Richly authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio and other sources.

The Beatles from A to Zed

The Beatles from A to Zed grows out of his popular radio program “From Me to You” on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel, where he shares memories and insights about the Fab Four and their music.

The Beatles from A to Zed

A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members. He had a front-row seat as they elevated pop music into an art form, and he was present at the creation of some of the most iconic music of our times. Asher is also a talented musician in his own right, with a great ear for what was new and fresh. Once, when Paul McCartney wrote a song that John Lennon didn’t think was right for the Beatles, Asher asked if he could record it. “A World Without Love” became a global No. 1 hit for his duo, Peter & Gordon. A few years later Asher was asked by Paul McCartney to help start Apple Records; the first artist Asher discovered and signed up was a young American singer-songwriter named James Taylor. Before long he would be not only managing and producing Taylor but also (having left Apple and moved to Los Angeles) working with Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Robin Williams, Joni Mitchell, and Cher, among others. The Beatles from A to Zed grows out of his popular radio program “From Me to You” on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel, where he shares memories and insights about the Fab Four and their music. Here he weaves his reflections into a whimsical alphabetical journey that focuses not only on songs whose titles start with each letter, but also on recurrent themes in the Beatles’ music, the instruments they played, the innovations they pioneered, the artists who influenced them, the key people in their lives, and the cultural events of the time. Few can match Peter Asher for his fresh and personal perspective on the Beatles. And no one is a more congenial and entertaining guide to their music.

The Music of the Beatles

Traces the Beatles from their start in Liverpool through Abbey Road and beyond.

The Music of the Beatles

Traces the Beatles from their start in Liverpool through Abbey Road and beyond. Shows how their music reflects such diverse sources as country and western, blues, 1950s rock, Anglo-Irish ballads, British music halls, and oriental and baroque musical traditions.

The Songs of John Lennon

For more than 20 years, he has taught "The Music of John Lennon," one of the most popular courses in the Berklee curriculum. "You've got the Beatles' records and the John Lennon records; now with this book, you can have the Owner's Manual.

The Songs of John Lennon

(Berklee Press). An essential guide for all songwriters and Beatles fans, this book explores John Lennon's songwriting genius with a guided tour through 25 of his Beatles-era hits. Author John Stevens explains Lennon's intuitive talent from a technical point of view, through the lens of songwriting's three basic elements: melody, harmony and lyric. He shows how Lennon fashioned songs that were at once politically and socially relevant during the '60s, yet remain ageless and timeless today. Features in-depth musical analysis of: A Hard Day's Night * Ticket to Ride * Norwegian Wood * Strawberry Fields Forever * Come Together * and more. John Stevens is a songwriting professor at Berklee College of Music. For more than 20 years, he has taught "The Music of John Lennon," one of the most popular courses in the Berklee curriculum. "You've got the Beatles' records and the John Lennon records; now with this book, you can have the Owner's Manual. This will tell you how the songs are built and how they work. Good stuff." Marshall Crenshaw, Singer/Songwriter

The Beatles as Musicians

This volume is a comprehensive, chronologically-ordered study of every aspect of the musical life of the Beatles - composition, performance, recording and reception histories - from the group's beginnings in 1956 through to 1965.

The Beatles as Musicians

This volume is a comprehensive, chronologically-ordered study of every aspect of the musical life of the Beatles - composition, performance, recording and reception histories - from the group's beginnings in 1956 through to 1965.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life


The Beatles Sheet Music Collection

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook).

The Beatles Sheet Music Collection

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Over 100 timeless hits from the Fab Four in piano/vocal/guitar arrangements, including: Across the Universe * All My Loving * Back in the U.S.S.R. * Blackbird * Can't Buy Me Love * Come Together * Don't Let Me Down * Eight Days a Week * Eleanor Rigby * The Fool on the Hill * Good Day Sunshine * Here Comes the Sun * Hey Jude * I Want to Hold Your Hand * In My Life * Let It Be * Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds * Michelle * Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Penny Lane * Revolution * Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band * She Loves You * Ticket to Ride * Twist and Shout * When I'm Sixty-Four * Yellow Submarine * Yesterday * and more.

The Beatles Abbey Road Medley

This book presents an analysis of the medley of songs from the Beatles' Abbey Road in order to understand and explain the emergent musical form, and to clarify the relationships between music recording and music composition, drawing ...

The Beatles  Abbey Road Medley

This book presents an analysis of the medley of songs from the Beatles' Abbey Road in order to understand and explain the emergent musical form, and to clarify the relationships between music recording and music composition, drawing conclusions about musical form and practice in the recording process of the 1970s and beyond.

Paul McCartney After the Beatles A Musical Appreciation

This is a musical analysis of Paul McCartney from 1970 to today.

Paul McCartney After the Beatles  A Musical Appreciation

This is a musical analysis of Paul McCartney from 1970 to today. It is aimed at students of popular music theory; educators; musicians; and aspiring songwriters. It will also appeal to the general Beatles and McCartney fan who wishes to understand music on a deeper level - A beginner's guide to music theory and glossary are provided. Eighty of McCartney's post-Beatles songs are discussed in the format of short, but accessible essays. For each song, full details are provided concerning date of release; place of recording; instrumentation; and key signature. The description for each song details the musical techniques that McCartney uses, such as chord patterns; structure; use of instruments; vocal harmony; tonality; and key changes. In addition, every chapter details his life and work in each decade. A conclusion identifies the main characteristics of McCartney's style. The appendix details every recording location used. An invaluable guide to the music of the world's most successful songwriter.

The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles

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.

The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles

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

The Music of Paul McCartney

This title contains the first of two collections containing the finest moments of Paul McCartney's song-writing genius, spanning the period from 'Please Please Me' to the Wings album 'Red Rose Speedway'.

The Music of Paul McCartney

This title contains the first of two collections containing the finest moments of Paul McCartney's song-writing genius, spanning the period from 'Please Please Me' to the Wings album 'Red Rose Speedway'.

The Beatles

In this book, Ian Inglis provides a succinct critical appreciation of the group that is balanced, informative and objective. It concentrates above all on the music of the Beatles.

The Beatles

Of all pop music's icons, the Beatles have attracted more attention and generated more discussion than any other performers. The group's transformation from a semi-professional skiffle group in Liverpool to one of the twentieth century's key historical and cultural events has been told and re-told in numerous forms - on the cinema screen, in print, on stage, on TV and radio. Details of their personal and private histories are familiar to audiences and fans around the world. Their songs are among the best known and most critically acclaimed of the rock'n'roll era. The ways in which they dismantled many routine assumptions about the role of 'pop stars' in the 1960s helped to substantially re-direct the structures and cultures of the popular music industry in subsequent decades. Sixty years after their formation, interest in the group and its music remains as strong as ever. Because of the unprecedented nature of their success, their perennial associations with the century's most beguiling decade, the range of their extra-musical activity, and the dramatic postscripts to a career that effectively ended in 1970, many accounts of the Beatles have adopted a tone that veers between the sensational and the reverential. In addition, such accounts often overlook the significance of the professional, geographical, historical and technological constraints within which the Beatles worked, and which shaped their live and recorded musical output. In this book, Ian Inglis provides a succinct critical appreciation of the group that is balanced, informative and objective. It concentrates above all on the music of the Beatles, the context in which it was created, performed and recorded, and its rapid and often startling evolution which, powered by the formidable writing talents of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, moved from early cover versions through the conventions of the two- or three-minute love song to the lyrical variety and musical innovations of their post-touring years. His account separates myth from reality, documents the uneasy relationship between creativity and control that acted as a catalyst for their artistic development, and supplies fresh insights into the aspirations and achievements of the world's most celebrated popular musicians.

The Beatles

But in the beginning, few people knew their names. The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr began as an ambitious band out of Liverpool, England, that wanted to play rock n roll music in the American style.

The Beatles

As USA TODAY, The Nation s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, The Beatles have never lost their standing as the world's most influential and popular band. They've sold more records than any act in U.S. history. But in the beginning, few people knew their names. The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr began as an ambitious band out of Liverpool, England, that wanted to play rock n roll music in the American style. Often rejected by music producers, they honed their sound in the grimy clubs of Hamburg, Germany, and in small venues throughout Britain. In 1962, their single Love Me Do became their first hit, and by 1964 The Beatles were musically on top of the world. The group s look, sound, and musical approach influenced a generation and brought fame beyond the band s wildest dreams. But the stress of their fame and their individual career desires eventually broke up The Beatles in 1970. Yet, the band s popularity remained strong for decades and still shows no sign of waning.