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Ticket To Ride and Ringo
11 July 2010
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c64wood
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I've noticed this before, but I wanted to ask it here on the forum and get opions from you fine folks. (Hopefully I can explain this adequetly)

Ringo's syncopated drumming is consistanly on the up beat between beats 3 & 4 and 4 & 1  However, at 1:03 and again at 1:05, he goes to a more straitforward pattern on the 4 beat and the subsequent 8th note.

At 1:07, he plays the syncopated pattern once more and then goes the the straightforward pattern on beat 4 and the subsequent 8th note for the rest of the song.

Was this intentional?a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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11 July 2010
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MrBig
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c64wood said:

I've noticed this before, but I wanted to ask it here on the forum and get opions from you fine folks. (Hopefully I can explain this adequetly)

Ringo's syncopated drumming is consistanly on the up beat between beats 3 & 4 and 4 & 1  However, at 1:03 and again at 1:05, he goes to a more straitforward pattern on the 4 beat and the subsequent 8th note.

At 1:07, he plays the syncopated pattern once more and then goes the the straightforward pattern on beat 4 and the subsequent 8th note for the rest of the song.

Was this intentional?a-hard-days-night-ringo-6


Yes. Paul designed the drum pattern specifically to make it sound like it's almost ending but at the same time starting over. Quite ingenious if I say so myself.
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11 July 2010
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c64wood
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MrBig said:


Yes. Paul designed the drum pattern specifically to make it sound like it's almost ending but at the same time starting over. Quite ingenious if I say so myself.
 

 

I know Paul designed it, but was the change in pattern intentional?

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11 July 2010
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c64wood said:

MrBig said:


Yes. Paul designed the drum pattern specifically to make it sound like it's almost ending but at the same time starting over. Quite ingenious if I say so myself.

 


 

I know Paul designed it, but was the change in pattern intentional?


Yeah. Like I said, he designed the drum pattern specifically to make it sound like it's almost ending but at the same time starting over.
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12 July 2010
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I'd quite like to hear some outtakes to see what they did, but unfortunately they only ever recorded two takes of the rhythm track. The first was a false start.

I always presumed Ringo went for a more conventional beat towards the end so it made the song sound more exciting.

Other Beatles drum parts suggested by McCartney? Tomorrow Never Knows was his. Was In My Life too? The same beat was used on It's Only Love (Anthology 2 version), so I guess he had it knocking around for a while.

And Back In The USSR/Dear Prudence, of course. Any others?

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12 July 2010
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Oh! Darling maybe. Get Back was Paul's pattern I'm sure.

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28 July 2010
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It's funny – I only noticed that (Ringo's abandonment of the circular beats) relatively recently myself. Hear a song 9000 times and it's only after the 8500th listening that you pick up that detail = strange. I guess they had to insert a little bit of variety, otherwise it's just essentially a two-verse song played twice in a row.

Always love how Ringo varies those "Ri-hi-hide" fills so drastically each time out!

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6 August 2010
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I've heard elswhere and i'd like your opinions…

 

Do you believe it's possible to hear only the percussion of Beatles songs and determine which song it is?

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6 August 2010
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EVERY song? Maybe, couldn't say myself. A healthy percentage of them? Absolutely! Especially if it's something like "Rain" or "Birthday" that opens cold with a fill, any Beatles fan will recognize that shit instantly.

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6 August 2010
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c64wood said:

I've heard elswhere and i'd like your opinions…

 

Do you believe it's possible to hear only the percussion of Beatles songs and determine which song it is?


That's what made Ringo great. You could hear anyone of his drum patterns and you could know what song it is.
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7 August 2010
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Now that's a great idea for a trivia…..

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7 August 2010
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mithveaen said:

Now that's a great idea for a trivia…..


Yes, but the master tracks are VERY hard to get. Especially for the 1963-66 sessions.
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7 August 2010
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That's what makes it so fun.

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