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A Hard Days Night Opening Chord 'Solved'
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9 September 2012
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Some clever person called Doctor Kevin Houston has claimed to have solved what the chords were for the opening chord of A Hard Days Night and its too convoluted a report to post a straight forward quote (I couldnt find a thread for either the song AHDN or its album for this post) but have done so for the main bits.

His believes George Harrison was playing a straightforward F add9 on his 12-string electric Rickenbacker guitar... at the same time, Harrison appears to have had his thumb curled round the neck of the guitar, pressing down the bottom E string at the first fret....

...Dr Houston also established that John Lennon was playing the same chord on an acoustic guitar. On the stereo track, Harrison and Lennon are heard on different speakers.

He also mentions that George Martin was playing the piano low down in the mix.

 

Im no musical person so others might have some idea what the heck is going on.

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10 September 2012
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 ... and McCartney plays a D on the bass. Many articles on this.

(see 6/10/11 post on   http://on.fb.me/jJiC0J    )

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11 September 2012
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This comes up surprisingly often. Whenever some musicologist with a computer publishes a research paper, certain parts of the media seem to go "Ooh, an expert! He's used something called Fourier Transform," without really understanding any of it, or questioning whether it breaks new ground.

Here's my take on it: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fe.....ght-chord/

No doubt someone else will use computer analysis in six months, publish another article, point out a minor difference and the cycle will begin again. FWIW this is the best account I've yet read: https://sites.google.com/site/ahdnchord/ (have a good look around the various pages to see how the frequencies can be mis/interpreted).

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Check this out regarding the opening chord for 'A Hard Day's Night'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....vxPc5MPEuQ

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Inner Light said

Check this out regarding the opening chord for 'A Hard Day's Night'

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