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What Beatles songs taught me
31 January 2013
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Beatles in the Blood
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Beatles songs taught me that the stuff i liked before was CRAP.

The Incedibly True Story THat Never Ends. By Sam.

Best Friend: WHat are you listening to

Me: The Beatles

Best Friend: Go Figure

31 January 2013
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fabfouremily
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Beatles in the Blood said
Beatles songs taught me that the stuff i liked before was CRAP.

Haha yeah me too!

 

 

''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.''

31 January 2013
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Funny Paper
America
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As a songwriter (un-famous, un-published, un-paid ) for some 30 years now, with about 150 songs I've written, I've only recently begun paying more attention to the way John and Paul used chord changes to try to learn some new tricks.  I probably absorbed stuff from them over the years by osmosis, but I think it might also help me to study them more directly.

Still, if I may toot my own horn, I think quite a few of my songs have neat chord changes.

While I have largely ignored Beatles music in terms of studying it, I have spent quite a bit of time over the years studying the chord changes of three other musicians I really like -- Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Gordon Lightfoot.  One habit of James Taylor is to use what his songbooks call "A7dim/Bb" which is really just playing the open A7 chord but using a Bb bass instead of A -- James Taylor has this trick he employs a lot, going from A or A7 with a normal A bass, then transitioning via the "A7dim/Bb" chord to some chord with a B bass (often Bm7, sometimes Em7), and I have incorporated this into a few of my songs.  I hope to pick up at least one or two tricks from Paul and/or John.

 

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
2 February 2013
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Linde
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They taught me not to give up and sometimes to just let go of things. They taught me there's more to life.

12 February 2013
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Father_Mckenzie
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The Beatles have tought me many things, To be open minded and love one another and to have fun while doing it. However Maxwell tought me not to go around murdering people with silver hammers.

12 February 2013
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vonbontee
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The Beatles have taught me to just Let It Be; that when it rains or shines, it's just a state of mind; and to say The Word: the word is love. Also they taught me to murder people with a hammer.

(Damn you Stigga, why you gotta come here and ruin my joke with your very first post?!)

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
12 February 2013
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Strange how Mr_Stigga and vonbontee learned completely the opposite from the same song. Good to know that vonbontee has a tendency towards thwacking people on the noggin with a hammer, have learned to stay away from him.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
12 February 2013
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parlance
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I learned to turn up the bass when I'm listening to music in my car. You hear the most amazing things when you do.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

12 February 2013
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Fool in a field of Strawberries
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That a good pair of headphones can introduce you to some amazing things (the 'Love' album, "Strawberry Fields Forever"--the first time that I had heard it all the way through, and I absolutely loved how the sounds were moving back and forth between my headphones).

14 February 2013
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Gerell
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Good Headphones are just the start, you need a Headphone Amplifier and a DAC to make a even better difference.

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