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TheBeatlesJohn
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11 April 2014 - 10.22pm

Mr. Kite said
So I think I'm going to start a project/experiment, that should be fun and interesting although very difficult. I'm going to try (as accurately as my skills will allow me to pull off) to cover an entire Beatles album. I however, do not have the best voice, especially when singing Beatles stuff, and I have no drum kit. I may omit these parts, but it wouldn't sound right then, and I could find the drum tracks online, but I don't think it would be a true cover anymore. Either way I'm going to begin to attempt this... I'm thinking Pepper or Rubber Soul... anyone have a suggestion?

 

 I should have a cover up later that's not related to this...

I'd suggest Please Please Me or Help!(Although some parts you might not be able to achieve for example the violin choir in 'Yesterday'

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

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12 April 2014 - 1.23am

@Starr Shine? Sorry, not doing Beatles For Sale...

Ron Nasty said 

@Mr. Kite I'd love to hear your version of the White Album. Stylistically it's the most varied of their albums, giving you the chance to stretch out and play (unless you're looking to just do straight covers), and I'd love to hear how you do the rarely covered Revolution 9.

I was actually thinking the White Album, especially since I know quite a few of the difficult parts already (the solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps, the fingerpicking in Julia) but since it's so long I wasn't sure. I think I might l try though, because it sounds like fun. I did want to do mostly straight covers, but because of my limitations I might change them a little. Revolution 9 is something I wanted to cover or at least make my own version of for a while, that should be interesting.

@TheBeatlesJohn I was thinking maybe PPM, Help! Didn't cross my mind, but I could probably do that, and I have a keyboard that I could use to make up for the lack of the string instruments if I needed to.

So The White One is looking like a major possibility now, along with the others mentioned.

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12 April 2014 - 1.38am

@Mr. Kite I'll be honest here. Straight covers bore me. When I've heard The Beatles do it the way they do it, why do I want to listen a not-as-good imitation? Whatever you decide to do, I hope you decide to play with their versions and do something a little-bit-you with them.

 

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12 April 2014 - 1.57am

Ron Nasty said
@Mr. Kite I'll be honest here. Straight covers bore me. When I've heard The Beatles do it the way they do it, why do I want to listen a not-as-good imitation? Whatever you decide to do, I hope you decide to play with their versions and do something a little-bit-you with them.

 

We'll see what happens, but I'll keep that in mind. Maybe change some solos up bit, I don't know. The White Album's got lots of material who says I can't do both?

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24 April 2014 - 7.53pm

So I don't really know where to put this, but I thought it'd be the most relevant place without creating a pointless thread.

I do Music at school and a task we've been given is to create a "unique interpretation" of a song of our choice as solo work then perform it. Of course, I'm going to do a Beatles song played on piano, and it's most likely going to be given a more melancholy or sad twist, or if it's already sad, it's going to be changed up.

I can learn a song in about half an hour thanks to online chords, and I've already learnt a few. And of course, you get to choose which song I perform. So here they are, in no particular order:

So that's the list. I've learnt all of these, but I'd be fine learning any other if you specify.

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24 April 2014 - 8.32pm

@MrMoonlight In My Life would be a very interesting cover!

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24 April 2014 - 8.58pm

MrMoonlight said
So I don't really know where to put this, but I thought it'd be the most relevant place without creating a pointless thread.

I do Music at school and a task we've been given is to create a "unique interpretation" of a song of our choice as solo work then perform it. Of course, I'm going to do a Beatles song played on piano, and it's most likely going to be given a more melancholy or sad twist, or if it's already sad, it's going to be changed up.

I can learn a song in about half an hour thanks to online chords, and I've already learnt a few. And of course, you get to choose which song I perform. So here they are, in no particular order:

  • Girl
  • Other

So that's the list. I've learnt all of these, but I'd be fine learning any other if you specify.

I'd go with Rain, I think that could work well with a sad twist :)

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

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24 April 2014 - 9.34pm

Another vote for Rain.

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24 April 2014 - 9.37pm

Make that three for RAIN!

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24 April 2014 - 9.51pm

I want to see someone do She Loves You in a sombre way. 

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25 April 2014 - 2.20am

AppleScruffJunior said
I want to see someone do She Loves You in a sombre way. 

That would take skill... She... loves you... meh meh meh a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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25 April 2014 - 5.40pm

I don't know if this counts as a Beatle cover but I did try to do some Beatle impressions paul-mccartney

http://afloydianslip.tumblr.co.....sions-reel

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25 April 2014 - 5.56pm

@LikeASir I enjoyed it! I think you did Paul and George the best.

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TheBeatlesJohn
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25 April 2014 - 6.01pm

LikeASir said
I don't know if this counts as a Beatle cover but I did try to do some Beatle impressions paul-mccartney

http://afloydianslip.tumblr.co.....sions-reel

Haha awesome! :) They kind of reminded me of Stevie Riks Beatle impressions, especially the Paul one :P

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

:)

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25 April 2014 - 6.03pm

Mr. Kite said

AppleScruffJunior said
I want to see someone do She Loves You in a sombre way. 

That would take skill... She... loves you... meh meh meh a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Made me think "stalker". But, I guess that would be creepy instead of somber.

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25 April 2014 - 6.15pm

By the way, there's a guy who has put up over a thousand youtubes where he shows viewers how to play various Beatles songs (including post-Beatles McCartney, Harrison, etc.) -- on both acoustic and electric guitar.  He calls himself "privetricker" (who knows, he might even be a member here, though I searched that name here and couldn't find anything).

Here's his main tube page:

https://www.youtube.com/user/privettricker

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25 April 2014 - 7.01pm

This is just from my series of "Covers in My Mind" -- Beatles songs I imagine would be cool done by others:

"Don't Let Me Down" done more as a folk-country song (rather than blues rock as it was done), with an ensemble:  Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris -- the latter two female voices sounding more in the lead, except those parts where a solo voice sings "Nobody ever loves me like she does" -- that would be Art Garfunkel.

The instrumentation would be acoustic, with two guitars, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, harmonica, accordion, tambourine etc.

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28 April 2014 - 2.58pm

MrMoonlight said
So I don't really know where to put this, but I thought it'd be the most relevant place without creating a pointless thread.

I do Music at school and a task we've been given is to create a "unique interpretation" of a song of our choice as solo work then perform it. Of course, I'm going to do a Beatles song played on piano, and it's most likely going to be given a more melancholy or sad twist, or if it's already sad, it's going to be changed up.

I can learn a song in about half an hour thanks to online chords, and I've already learnt a few. And of course, you get to choose which song I perform. So here they are, in no particular order:

  • Girl
  • Other

So that's the list. I've learnt all of these, but I'd be fine learning any other if you specify.

More songs I could do:

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28 April 2014 - 3.12pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Do a cheerful version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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28 April 2014 - 3.18pm

Annadog40 said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Do a cheerful version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Nah, I wouldn't do cheerful. People wouldn't take me seriously.

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