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1 December 2012
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Holsety said
I've always been curious about the Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! segment in Kansas City. I wish I knew exactly the note they're getting there. 

Bb4. Paul does, at least. The others sort of yell approximately at it after him.

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2 December 2012
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I was wondering because I heard the same note in She Said She Said.

The solo to Til There Was You in the Ed Sullivan show had been on my mind, and I've always liked the solo in the Decca version of Crying, Waiting, Hoping.

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3 December 2012
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Another fragment:

 

I like the way they (John, Paul and George all together, I believe) emphasize the "GUH!" at the end of "Good Morning, Good Morning, Good MorninggggggGUH!!"

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8 December 2012
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I love the violin part in The Long And Winding Road where it goes B-flat D E-flat B-flat C D E-flat C D D E-flat D E-flat F E-flat F G or something like that... I don't have it completely figured out. But I love it anyway, and the whole song is beautiful, though rather un-Beatleish.

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11 December 2012
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Holsety said
The solo to Til There Was You in the Ed Sullivan show had been on my mind,

I love George's guitar solo in this song during the Royal Command Performance. The acoustics in the Prince of Wales Theatre provided a little bit of an echo effect. Solo is about 1:35 in.

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12 December 2012
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Considering the beatles played Till There Was You live i dont get where the stories came from that George didnt play the solo on the album.

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Also:

"Calls me" and "Shimmering... glimmering" in Julia.

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Speaking of "Julia", I like the final note, where John sings a low tonic C while the dissonant B natural note in the Cma7 chord reverberates.

 

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15 December 2012
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The piano part at the very end of Tomorrow Never Knows.

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16 December 2012
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Did you know that those seagull cries in "Tomorrow Never Knows" are actually Paul's laugh taped and played back at high speed?

I learned that from Joe's research (you can find lots of neat details about all the songs by clicking on the "Songs" tab at the top of the website).

 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That's cool!

I also kinda like the part of I Want to Tell You where the backup singer's voice cracks a little on "I feel hung up but I don't know why."

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16 December 2012
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Egroeg Evoli said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That's cool!

I also kinda like the part of I Want to Tell You where the backup singer's voice cracks a little on "I feel hung up but I don't know why."

I don't hear that.

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Funny Paper said

Egroeg Evoli said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That's cool!

I also kinda like the part of I Want to Tell You where the backup singer's voice cracks a little on "I feel hung up but I don't know why."

I don't hear that.

It's around 1:20. It's the highest (sung) note you hear. Maybe it's more of a waver.

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16 December 2012
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Funny Paper said

Egroeg Evoli said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That's cool!

I also kinda like the part of I Want to Tell You where the backup singer's voice cracks a little on "I feel hung up but I don't know why."

I don't hear that.

It's around 1:20. It's the highest (sung) note you hear. Maybe it's more of a waver.

 

I still don't hear it.  Maybe it's a hemidemisemi-quaver...

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Funny Paper said

I still don't hear it.  Maybe it's a hemidemisemi-quaver...

A 64th of a quaver. :)

(I had no idea what a hemisemidemiquaver was until I looked it up. Why can't people in Britain just call it a 64th note like they do in America? It's much easier to say. :D )

 

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Egroeg Evoli said

Funny Paper said

I still don't hear it.  Maybe it's a hemidemisemi-quaver...

A 64th of a quaver. :)

(I had no idea what a hemisemidemiquaver was until I looked it up. Why can't people in Britain just call it a 64th note like they do in America? It's much easier to say. :D )

 

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I know what you mean about the crack in I Want To Tell You, Egroeg- Paul seems to strain quite severely on that high B. Speaking of that song though, I also love the winding Eastern scale he vocalises right at the end, in the last chord of harmonies.

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Ben Ramon said

I know what you mean about the crack in I Want To Tell You, Egroeg- Paul seems to strain quite severely on that high B. Speaking of that song though, I also love the winding Eastern scale he vocalises right at the end, in the last chord of harmonies.

You mean "I've got ti-iii-iii-iii-me" or whatever it is right at the fadeout?

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Egroeg Evoli said

Ben Ramon said

I know what you mean about the crack in I Want To Tell You, Egroeg- Paul seems to strain quite severely on that high B. Speaking of that song though, I also love the winding Eastern scale he vocalises right at the end, in the last chord of harmonies.

You mean "I've got ti-iii-iii-iii-me" or whatever it is right at the fadeout?

That's the one. It's a nice little nod to George's new musical and spiritual direction, much like the Indian feel of the guitar solo Paul played in Taxman which George was pleased with.

 

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Ben Ramon said

Egroeg Evoli said

Ben Ramon said

I know what you mean about the crack in I Want To Tell You, Egroeg- Paul seems to strain quite severely on that high B. Speaking of that song though, I also love the winding Eastern scale he vocalises right at the end, in the last chord of harmonies.

You mean "I've got ti-iii-iii-iii-me" or whatever it is right at the fadeout?

That's the one. It's a nice little nod to George's new musical and spiritual direction, much like the Indian feel of the guitar solo Paul played in Taxman which George was pleased with.

Yeah, I like that part too. Both things you said, actually. The Eastern scale and the guitar solo in Taxman.

 

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I just noticed how nice the harmonies are in Oh! Darling, simple but still really nice, never really listened properly before. I love it how I keep on discovering new things that I love about The Beatles.

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