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Keys that The Beatles used (now that you've found another key)
7 June 2017
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Fantastic! I’ll do that within the next 10 minutes (unless a plane crashes into my house etc. etc.)

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@The Hole Got Fixed, post it please. See if we can pin it to the top of the thread. 

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I updated the first post of the thread 2 and a half hours ago, @sir walter raleigh… I said I’d do it within ten minutes, and I did.

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OK. Yay list. Now, think of ways we can group them…by album, lead singer, etc.

But, I suppose we should make sure we all agree with Holey’ s list before we gok grouping the songs in various ways. Or we would have to go back and fix all the sub-lists.a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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I can easily sort it by:

Lead Singer

Writer

Date recorded (date recorded of basic track if it’s a song with overdubs)

Tempo

Album

 

I don’t know if anyone wants the list sorted in any of these ways!

Also, another reminder: Feel free to suggest corrections!!

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@Dark Overlord said

By which songs George used his Fender Strat on.

Ha! I just imagined him saying this. I hope I didn’t blow the joke by using a wrong guitar name.

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I could potentially sort it by what model of guitar George used on it… @Ahhh Girl don’t say things you don’t mean, I might just post the list sorted by what ‘Dark Overlord’ suggested…

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Lennon/McCartney, Lennon, and McCartney should all be separate categories.

Also if we could somehow get the albums to sort by release date that would be ideal, but I have a feeling the only way to sort albums is alphabetical. 

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sir walter raleigh said
Lennon/McCartney, Lennon, and McCartney should all be separate categories.

I’ve got them in even more detail than that! (Lennon with McCartney and McCartney with Lennon, meaning ~80% written with ~20% support from other half)

Also if we could somehow get the albums to sort by release date that would be ideal, but I have a feeling the only way to sort albums is alphabetical.   

That shouldn’t be too hard to do.

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Dark Overlord said
Here Comes The Sun is in the key of A but since George put a capo on the 7th fret on his Gibson acoustic guitar, the song is being played in the key of D

That’s not right. If you put a capo on 7th fret (standard tunning) and you play a regular D chord shape like this one:

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As George did (video)
You are playing in A major since now open 4th string is an A, 3rd string is an E, 2nd string is an A and 1st string is a C#

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I think it would make a lot more sense to do it in chronological order than alphabetical and also, having a list for each key would be nice. By the way, although Revolution 9 is all over the place, you could argue that it’s in the key of A because the backing track of that song is the unused coda of Revolution 1 .

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Also if we could somehow get the albums to sort by release date that would be ideal, but I have a feeling the only way to sort albums is alphabetical.

Very easy, in fact here’s a list that took me about 5 minutes to compile:

Please Please Me ” (1963)

I Saw Her Standing There

Misery

Anna (Go To Him)

Chains

Boys

Ask Me Why

Please Please Me

Love Me Do

P.S. I Love You

Baby It’s You

Do You Want To Know A Secret

A Taste Of Honey

There’s A Place

Twist And Shout

*From Me To You

*Thank You Girl

With The Beatles ” (1963)

It Won’t Be Long

All I’ve Got To Do

All My Loving

Don’t Bother Me

Little Child

Till There Was You

Please Mister Postman

Roll Over Beethoven

Hold Me Tight

You Really Got A Hold On Me

I Wanna Be Your Man

Devil In Her Heart

Not A Second Time

Money (That’s What I Want)

*She Loves You

*I’ll Get You

A Hard Day’s Night ” (1964)

A Hard Day’s Night

I Should Have Known Better

If I Fell

I’m Happy Just To Dance With You

And I Love Her

Tell Me Why

Can’t Buy Me Love

Any Time At All

I’ll Cry Instead

Things We Said Today

When I Get Home

You Can’t Do That

I’ll Be Back

*I Want To Hold Your Hand

*This Boy

*Long Tall Sally

*I Call Your Name

*Slow Down

*Matchbox

Beatles For Sale ” (1964)

No Reply

I’m A Loser

Baby’s In Black

Rock And Roll Music

I’ll Follow The Sun

Mr. Moonlight

Kansas City / Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Eight Days A Week

Words Of Love

Honey Don’t

Every Little Thing

I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party

What You’re Doing

Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

*I Feel Fine

*She’s A Woman

Help !” (1965)

Help !

The Night Before

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away

I Need You

Another Girl

You’re Going To Lose That Girl

Ticket To Ride

Act Naturally

It’s Only Love

You Like Me Too Much

Tell Me What You See

I’ve Just Seen A Face

Yesterday

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

*Bad Boy

*Yes It Is

*I’m Down

Rubber Soul ” (1965)

Drive My Car

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

You Won’t See Me

Nowhere Man

Think For Yourself

The Word

Michelle

What Goes On

Girl

I’m Looking Through You

In My Life

Wait

If I Needed Someone

Run For Your Life

*Day Tripper

*We Can Work It Out

Revolver ” (1966)

Taxman

Eleanor Rigby

I’m Only Sleeping

Love You To

Here, There And Everywhere

Yellow Submarine

She Said, She Said

Good Day Sunshine

And Your Bird Can Sing

For No One

Doctor Robert

I Want To Tell You

Got To Get You Into My Life

Tomorrow Never Knows

*Paperback Writer

*Rain

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967)

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Getting Better

Fixing A Hole

She’s Leaving Home

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Within You Without You

When I’m Sixty Four

Lovely Rita

Good Morning, Good Morning

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

A Day In The Life

Magical Mystery Tour ” (1967)

Magical Mystery Tour

The Fool On The Hill

Flying

Blue Jay Way

Your Mother Should Know

I Am The Walrus

Hello, Goodbye

Strawberry Fields Forever

Penny Lane

Baby, You’re A Rich Man

All You Need Is Love

Yellow Submarine ” (1968)

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Hey Bulldog

It’s All Too Much

*Lady Madonna

*The Inner Light

“The Beatles” (1968)

Back In The U.S.S.R.

Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Wild Honey Pie

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Martha My Dear

I’m So Tired

Blackbird

Piggies

Rocky Raccoon

Don’t Pass Me By

Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

I Will

Julia

Birthday

Yer Blues

Mother Nature’s Son

Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

Sexy Sadie

Helter Skelter

Long, Long, Long

Revolution 1

Honey Pie

Savoy Truffle

Cry Baby Cry

Revolution 9

Good Night

*Hey Jude

*Revolution

Abbey Road ” (1969)

Come Together

Something

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

Oh! Darling

Octopus’s Garden

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Here Comes The Sun

Because

You Never Give Me Your Money

Sun King

Mean Mr. Mustard

Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Weight

The End

Her Majesty

*The Ballad Of John And Yoko

*Old Brown Shoe

Let It Be ” (1970)

Two Of Us

Dig A Pony

Across The Universe

I Me Mine

Dig It

Let It Be

Maggie Mae

I’ve Got A Feeling

One After 909

The Long And Winding Road

For You Blue

Get Back

*Don’t Let Me Down

*You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

“Anthology” (1995)

Free As A Bird

Real Love

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I voted for chronologically, by key, and guitar model. For the guitar model, would we be going by which guitar George played, John played, or 3 separate lists for John, George, and Paul and what would we do if a song uses more than 1 guitar from a specific player, such as how George uses both his Rickenbacker 12 string and his Fender on Ticket To Ride .

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Yes, by guitar and by any way we can think of. I want this to be the definitive place on the web people find when they search for keys the Beatles used.

How about which key is used when there the song has a piano part? There was discussion earlier about keys for piano vs guitar.

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I was thinking that an excel spreadsheet would be best, with all the info being stored in the specific song’s row. Then you just click a column and it can be sorted by whatever category you want. The only problem is it would sort albums alphabetically. That is why I was concerned. 

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Make 13 different spreadsheets, one for each album and it’s related tracks which would be labeled with an * before them as shown in my above example.

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Or multiple sheets in one workbook. Don’t forget about the filtering option on Excel.

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So should I do all of the different ways?

Funny you should say that about excel…. that’s where I’ve got all of the data already! Therefore, it shouldn’t be too hard. I’ll be able to chronologically easily, I’ve got a trick up my sleeve. 

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Some of these things are going to be harder to sort out than you think.

Chronological is the easy one, just use the * thing that I showed you to add tracks like She Loves You and Paperback Writer to their related albums.

By lead singer has a few tricky spots. For example, on Day Tripper , Paul sings lead during the verses but John sings lead during the choruses, so who do you label as lead there.

By writer seems easy, I recommend putting it in chronological order when doing this. The only problem you’ll run into is when you realize there are writers or writer combinations that only contain one song such as the Lennon/McCartney/Starkey credit for What Goes On or the Lennon/Harrison credit on the instrumental Cry For A Shadow.

Good luck with guitar model, some are easy to determine, such as how George plays a Fender Stratocaster on Nowhere Man but others involve pure guesswork. Also, you’ll want to make 3 lists for this one, one for George, one for John, and one for Paul.

By key seems fine, nothing to say there.

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