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12 September 2010
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MissLizzy
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I like the tambourine in "You've got to hide your love away".

12 September 2010
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Bjway
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I noticed right around the Help/Rubber Soul days they started using percussion more often, usually with tambourine, maracas or sometimes congas. In songs like Think For Yourself and Wait the tambourine and maracas are quite important. I also find that they have a very unique sounding tambourine that they used in Help, Tomorrow Never Knows, Hey Bulldog it sounds more metallic than normal ones.

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12 September 2010
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MrBig
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In Dear Prudence, is it the tambourine that couples the bass notes in the beginning?

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13 September 2010
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MissLizzy said:

I like the tambourine in "You've got to hide your love away".


Specially how Ringo plays it in Help.

 

I like the "pandereta" a lot. (that's the name in Spanish) I haven't noticed it in Paperback Writer though....

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14 September 2010
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Bjway
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I think the tamourine they use in Dear Prudence is one of the normal sounding ones.

In paperback writer you can hear the tambourine on the third beat of almost every bar.

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14 September 2010
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MissLizzy
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YES!!!! Thank you, Bj. I finally heard it!

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14 September 2010
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Von Bontee
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I like the tambourine, but there's plenty of 1965-era songs in which it actually drowns out the drums proper, which is taking it too far

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14 September 2010
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Excellent topic! This is one of the reasons that Ringo is a master drummer/percussionist.  Also, it is one of the numerous little intricacies which abound in the Beatles' music.  And yes, PB, I agree!  Those bongos can be heard just as frantic in "You're Going To Lose That Girl".

14 September 2010
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John played the tambourine in Paperback Writer, btw.

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paulsbass said:

While we're at it: In "A hard day's night" one of the coolest things are the frantic bongos! Anyone agrees?


wow you're right, I've never really noticed those bongos until now, they're quite mixed in and hard to notice. It's the same with A Day In The Life, I never heard those (congas technically) until I listened to the four track; they're also very interesting
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16 September 2010
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🙂 I heard the tambourine in "I'm looking through you" today a-hard-days-night-george-9a-hard-days-night-george-9

16 September 2010
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I've always been confused by the percussion in Tell Me What You See, it sounds like there's a washboard or something being used. But according to Joe it is a güiro. Was this the only song that they used this instrument in?

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16 September 2010
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I am a master at the triangle!

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17 September 2010
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GniknuS said:

I've always been confused by the percussion in Tell Me What You See, it sounds like there's a washboard or something being used. But according to Joe it is a güiro. Was this the only song that they used this instrument in?


It does sound like a guiro to me, but I guess that is kind of similar to a washboard anyways. I don't think I've heard them play it in any other songs.
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19 September 2010
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Dear Prudence said:

I am a master at the triangle!


I really do look bad up there clinking away.    

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20 September 2010
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A Fiendish Thingy
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I remember there being one or maybe a couple of songs with the cowbell... can you guys recall which one(s) they were? a-hard-days-night-george-5

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20 September 2010
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You Can't Do That, I Call Your Name, You Know My Name(Look Up the Number), A Hard Day's Night, I Need You, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Drive My Car, Taxman, Magical Mystery Tour, It's All Too Much, and Birthday.

I think that is it.

Btw, Kitzia, where have you been my Zeppelin friend?!a-hard-days-night-george-2

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20 September 2010
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Sunii said:

You Can't Do That, I Call Your Name, You Know My Name(Look Up the Number), A Hard Day's Night, I Need You, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Drive My Car, Taxman, Magical Mystery Tour, It's All Too Much, and Birthday.

I think that is it.

Btw, Kitzia, where have you been my Zeppelin friend?!a-hard-days-night-george-2


Oh goodness, that's more than I thought! a-hard-days-night-paul-11 The one I was thinking of was "A Hard Day's Night", I'm pretty sure, but thanks for the list, Sunii! Off to make a new iTunes playlist - I never get tired of the cowbell, I always need more of it. a-hard-days-night-paul-5

I've been listening to "Tangerine" over and over again for days and days! a-hard-days-night-paul-2

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