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What Beatles songs taught me
14 October 2012
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annab93
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I've been thinking recently about how the Beatles' music has given me new perspective and taught me different things. So I want to ask you all-what has the Beatles' music  taught you? It can be serious or silly; I'll give an example of both :)

Serious: keep your mind open to the thoughts of other people and appreciate all the different things that you can discover if you take the time to observe the world around you.

Silly: if a guy calls to take you to the movies, say no! he might have a hammer.

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15 October 2012
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The Beatles taught me that everything is related to love. It's the underlying theme to the universe, as Mr. Lennon once put it. All you need in this life you're living is love, and everything you see and do is somehow related to love. It surrounds us and makes us who we are.

On a less serious note, They also taught me that 4,000 pot holes can fill up the entire Albert Hall. The more you know. a-hard-days-night-george-10

“I was special. I always have been. Why didn't anyone notice me?" -John Lennon
15 October 2012
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There's something I learned from the Beatles. I never really bought that of in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make, but with time I have learned that it is true. And from George, that you must be Beware of the Darkness (sadness) because it lies to you. 

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
15 October 2012
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mithveaen said
There's something I learned from the Beatles. I never really bought that of in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make, but with time I have learned that it is true. And from George, that you must be Beware of the Darkness (sadness) because it lies to you. 

Agreed on that one- I feel that George has helped me to feel that material goods won't bring me happiness, and to concentrate on the pastoral and emotional side of life and embrace that rather than wealth and comfort. Beware of Darkness (or "maya") said that to me in a big way.

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15 October 2012
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Agree entirely with the talk about George - I used to be so materialistic and so full of hatrid, and looking back I don´t know how I could´ve been that person. Through him and John (most of all) I have learned to be the person that I am now, and hope to be 'till the day I die.

Through The Beatles as a band, I have learnt that music is like a very powerful drug, with the capability to cure broken hearts, minds and anything else that may need a little help with. That music that can do that is rarely found and can only be made by the most special people.

I have also learnt that everything comes to an end, all things must pass. Unfortunately it´s very true but at least we can all look back and see that, for the most part, it was good, very good.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

18 October 2012
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fabfouremily said
Through The Beatles as a band, I have learnt that music is like a very powerful drug, with the capability to cure broken hearts, minds and anything else that may need a little help with. That music that can do that is rarely found and can only be made by the most special people.

This rings true with me as well. There are some things John has said that I agree with and some I don't. The one thing I disagree with most is that The Beatles were "just a band that made it very, very big. That's all".

I don't think I am alone, but will speak just for myself. Listening to Beatles songs takes me though the whole spectrum of emotions. They have created music that can make me laugh, cry, smile, think, love, etc... I've posted before that I have had days/nights where I've played everything from "1, 2, 3, faw!" to "...make her mine". After those sessions, I am spent.

There are many other bands that I enjoy, but none that can do that for me. Just a band? Not to me. Long live The Beatles.

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18 October 2012
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I dont buy into Johns "We were just a band" comment either but he was trying to debunk the myth that they were Earth walking Gods and establish JohnandYoko as the new reality, i'd add it to the "dont believe in beatles" pile.

What the Beatles taught me... Amongst others Its ok to be you; you shouldnt force your views on others but be open to other walks of live and beliefs whilst at the same not shy away from your own opinions and beliefs (a balance hard to find expecially at this time); people are flawed, accept it, its what makes me me, you you and us us.; music can be damn good, incredibly different, and not stuck in a box.

 

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18 October 2012
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I agree with John- the Beatles were just a band- but that isn't to say that they weren't amazing, controversial, challenging, spiritual, funny, gorgeous, intelligent etc etc....

They were just a band, but they were the biggest and best band the world will ever know (but you knew that anyway).

What have I learnt from them?

Music can be political, critical, instructive or making a comment on society- but it can still be awesome music which is great to listen to and enjoy

I've learnt about other types of music- baroque, 50's rock 'n' roll, heavy metal- and other types of art- avant-gaurde, Yoko-type art- all of which influenced the Beatles or were influenced by them

That geniuses don't produce works of genius all the time, but they're still geniuses- in my opinion, Magical Mystery Tour isn't any good, but of course it doesn't stop the Beatles being incredible, and it doesn't take a shine off any of the other fantastical things they did

That people change. People fall out. People get divorced. People forgive. People don't forgive. People make mistakes. People remain bitter. People get left behind. People don't sort out their differences before its too late. People die. That's life. You get one chance, and you'd better enjoy it while you can and just live

And finally, I've learnt that SHE LOVES YOU YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!

"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

George Harrison, Australia, June 1964

21 October 2012
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What a great Topic, with some equally interesting replies.

The songs and musical contributions of The Beatles continues, to this day, to teach and provide new insights, redefine old aesthetics, and repeatedly confound the most intimately-knowledgeable Beatles’ student or scholar, through as many varied and complicated reasons as there are people who love their music.

For me specifically, I can only answer this question one way: from my earliest memories of hearing music, through a childhood obsession with pop and rock music extending far beyond the Fab Four; to the discoveries I still make today, though not nearly as often as I used to.

I can say without hesitation that had I never been exposed to any of this 'other' musical history, I’ve been around long enough to be aware that virtually everything I ever needed to learn about music is right there in the collected body of The Beatles released music, meaning that from their first single to the very last recorded song before their official breakup after ‘Abbey Road’, is about the most complete musical education as any aspiring artist could receive.

So many individual Beatles songs have taught me so much throughout my life about so many things, some ridiculously trivial and others that saved my life. But this is about the best way I know how to describe the cumulative effect.

What style(s) of music do they not interpret, or incorporate, into their collective work? Classical, Country, Jazz, Blues, Soul; every musical instrument created, be it keyboards, or strings, horns or harpsicords/woodwinds? Vocal harmonies that equal or go beyond the best Beach Boys / Everly Brothers / Queen opuses? 

You should follow up this Topic with 'What Beatles Songs Can Teach You'. (Lesson #1: delete all replies from Wildcat that give way much more information than anyone needs to read)

21 October 2012
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Invest in good quality earphones. The additional bonus things you hear are quite incredible.  

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
21 October 2012
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meanmistermustard said
Invest in good quality earphones. The additional bonus things you hear are quite incredible.  

I couldn't agree more.

21 October 2012
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The Beatles taught me that it's okay to be different. Even if your thoughts inevitably get you labeled as a freak, there will always be other "freaks" like you. You just have to love yourself enough to not be afraid to show them who you truly are.

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."
21 October 2012
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Yeah. Ive grown to not care what folks i dont know and never normally see think of me. George was the one i learnt that from as he was the one who most of all wasnt caught up in living the life people wanted him to live (not that the others were either). George is the highlight of the Anthology for his whole attitude to the project.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
21 October 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Exactly. George comes to mind with his lifestyle, but John comes to mind with his quotes (especially my signature).

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open up to all life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."
21 October 2012
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meanmistermustard said
Yeah. Ive grown to not care what folks i dont know and never normally see think of me. George was the one i learnt that from as he was the one who most of all wasnt caught up in living the life people wanted him to live (not that the others were either). George is the highlight of the Anthology for his whole attitude to the project.

And yet, George had to do the project because he needed money, which I always find ironic.a-hard-days-night-george-9

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22 October 2012
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(Yay first post! xD)
I think the most significant things I've learned from The Beatles are that material possessions really aren't important,and that things change- all things must pass. George's solo stuff helps with that too,hence the reference. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I also learned how to deal with being told to stay behind in class,although I haven't figured out how I'm going to get a silver hammer yet.

"When I was about twelve, I used to think I must be a genius, but nobody's noticed. If there is such a thing as a genius...I am one, and if there isn't, I don't care." -John
22 October 2012
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Life goes on, brah!!! 

23 October 2012
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Welcome to the forum, Mother Nature's Son and Moop! a-hard-days-night-george-9 Have an apple each. a-hard-days-night-george-10 apple01&apple01

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Yesterday it was pouring it down with rain and everybody was like ''Oh, my washing´s out'', ''Oh, bang go my plans for this afternoon'' and I´m like ''if the rain comes they run and hide their heads they might as well be dead. Rain, I don't mind. The world looks fine.''

Yep, The Beatles even taught me to love the ''bad'' weather.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

23 October 2012
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fabfouremily said
Yesterday it was pouring it down with rain and everybody was like ''Oh, my washing´s out'', ''Oh, bang go my plans for this afternoon'' and I´m like ''if the rain comes they run and hide their heads they might as well be dead. Rain, I don't mind. The world looks fine.''

Yep, The Beatles even taught me to love the ''bad'' weather.

Isn't that the truth! I've definitely learned to see the beauty in everything.

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