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Can you play any Beatles songs?
16 December 2012
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EDSLocklear
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Can you play any Beatles songs on any instrument? I can play Twist And Shout (pretty well, actually), Day Tripper, and part of Helter Skelter. I am also learning Hey Bulldog and Help, and am trying my best to learn In Spite Of All The Danger, but it sounds SO much better on an acoustic.

I can play Twist And Shout and I Wanna Hold Your Hand on tuba (we played those both for marching band this year). Finally, I can play You're Gonna Lose That Girl on drums, but so can everyone else. So, are any of you able to play on any instrument? 

"I'd tell her I love her, but she'd only reject me in the end and I'd be frustrated. That's why I play guitar; it's my active compensatory factor" -Ringo said something like this once, I changed it up a bit.
16 December 2012
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Egroeg Evoli
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I can play a simplified version of Eleanor Rigby on piano.

I can play almost any Beatles song on vocal cords.

:D

I hope to learn more on piano.

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16 December 2012
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Ben Ramon
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I know the guitar chords for a good deal of them. Ever since I got my first guitar, my mother would encourage me to play Beatles songs and we'd learn the harmonies and sing them together. We got particularly adept at If I Fell, Baby's In Black, Don't Ever Change and There's A Place as I recall. It was a pretty unbeatable musical education to be honest; I feel like I know every harmony line to every song by heart, and we still occasionally play songs when I come back home.

 I've also played along to every Beatles song at least once on bass, with a few exceptions (Revolution 9 for instance). There are some songs where I haven't learned the bassline exactly as Paul plays it, I just improvise over it once I know the chords. There are a few I can play on piano (Hey Jude, Let It Be, For No One, a rudimentary version of Lady Madonna) but generally I'm pretty awful on the keys.

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16 December 2012
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Egroeg Evoli
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Egroeg Evoli said
I can play a simplified version of Eleanor Rigby on piano.

I can play almost any Beatles song on vocal cords.

:D

I hope to learn more on piano.

Also, I can figure out almost any sung part and play it on the piano, like I could figure out the notes for, say, John's singing part in Norwegian Wood or something, and play it on the piano. Does that count?

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16 December 2012
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Years ago I used to play acoustic guitar and sing at open mikes (I keep promising myself to get back into that) -- mostly I would play my own songs, but occasionally I included a cover.  One cover I developed was a folky version of "Tomorrow Never Knows", where I fingerpick sort of James Taylor style, alternating between D major and C with a D bass (the E bass string tuned down to D helps).

 

Also, I like to emulate Paul's bass on "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", though I add my own touches here and there that BLASPHEMOUSLY "improve" on the original!   I've also recently come to enjoy playing bass lines for "Hello, Goodbye" and "Penny Lane" and "Your Mother Should Know" -- all have very satisfying bass progressions to play and to listen to.  Most of the other Beatles songs have frankly intimidated me in terms of daring to play along.

Post-Beatles, I love to fingerpick my guitar (again, JT style) to accompany Lennon's dreamy Pacific song "You Are Here;

play bass lines to Lennon's "Nutopian International Anthem";

play along with guitar or bass lines to half of the Ringo solo album (1973) (the opening song "I'm the Greatest" has very cool chord changes written by Lennon);

play along with guitar or bass lines to all of RAM, Wings: Wild Life, Band on the Run, and Red Rose Speedway

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27 December 2012
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Gerard
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There's a guy on Youtube named Pianojohn113 who could really teach you how to play some Beatle tracks on the piano (as well as some Elton John and Billy Joel)

Some tracks I could play on the Piano include:

This is a lot already and it continues on, I could play almost any Beatle track on the piano except for the Guitar intense like Revolution and etc.

I am a beginner guitarist and I could play some rhythm with it:

I am not blessed with good vocals so I can't sing any better than Ringo Starr lol.

 

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27 December 2012
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Gerell said

You must be rather good- I find LM SO hard on the piano! I just can't get it, something to do with coordinating my hands. Just have to practice I guess.

 

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27 December 2012
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You guys are amazing... I kid myself into thinking that I can play Eleanor Rigby and WMGGW ( except the chorus, I lost the notes before I had the chance to fully memorize it) on piano, but it's "kind of" rudimentary. Wish I had more time to practice

27 December 2012
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I can play Hey Jude on piano, and Fool On The Hill, Ticket To Ride and the flute solo in Hey You've Got To Hide Your Love Away on flute. The other day I was messing round on the xylophone at school, and I managed to play Lucy In The Sky.

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27 December 2012
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I play a bunch of stuff, mostly on classical guitar.  Everything sounds better on nylons strings and played with your fingers.  I've now been trying to wrap my head around Paul's bass lines on my acoustic bass.  It's funny, because you sort of have to throw out everything you know about the songs and start over fresh once you concentrate on the bass parts.

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28 December 2012
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Ben Ramon said

Gerell said

You must be rather good- I find LM SO hard on the piano! I just can't get it, something to do with coordinating my hands. Just have to practice I guess.

 

 

I learnt how to play Lady Madonna from Pianojohn113, I practised the bass parts with the left hand first, once I got the hang of it (playing without looking) I started to practise the right hand separately.  After which I play with both hands albeit slowly'till I got the hang of it. 

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
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