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5 January 2019
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I'm wondering if the ascending/descending scale tones at the end of "I Am The Walrus " were George Martin's idea or John's. I've read analyses about the music theory but nothing about whose idea it was.  Sounds like something George Martin would think of given his formal training.  

John’s. Strawberry Fields Forever has a similar descending chord progression. Paul, as a bass player, employed the walk down the most of any Beatle, but John would implement a walkdown when it made sense in his song. George Martin made major contributions to both SSF and I Am The Walrus , but John had his own chords and melody for both songs 

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6 January 2019
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I Am The Walrus was one of the songs that really intrigued me back in the day, and started my lifelong love for this band. Beatle John especially knew how to create vivid worlds and atmospheres. I Am The Walrus and Strawberry Fields Forever are my top two John songs no matter what. I think they capture him so well, and they’re the first songs I think of when I think of him.

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6 January 2019
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I totally agree about John and his worlds and atmospheres. I’ve got to add Lucy In The Sky, Bungalow Bill, and Cry Baby Cry to the list of his best “scenic psychedelic ballads” or however you would categorize those songs. 

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7 January 2019
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He did them so well, that by the time of Plastic Ono Band, parts of the fanbase wanted it back badly. #9 Dream was sometime later. But for my money, that’s another amazing atmosphere and up there with the others in its own way.

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7 January 2019
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7 January 2019
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Timothy said
I Am The Walrus was one of the songs that really intrigued me back in the day, and started my lifelong love for this band. Beatle John especially knew how to create vivid worlds and atmospheres. I Am The Walrus and Strawberry Fields Forever are my top two John songs no matter what. I think they capture him so well, and they’re the first songs I think of when I think of him.  

Same for me, with Dear Prudence as well. 

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7 January 2019
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I think Julia has that atmosphere, too. 

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I think Julia has that atmosphere, too.   

Absolutely. That one is straight from the heart. Very contemplative, peaceful and with a quiet hurt.

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