Mus 354 Beatles Notes-Exam1

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Section I part 1- Intro-1961:   [ HBW Audio ] = Highband Width Audio Clip (Cable/DSL) [ LBW Audio ] = Lowband Width Audio Clip (Dial-Up)   John Lennon - vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, song writer Paul McCartney - vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, song writer George Harrison - vocal, lead guitar, song writer Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) - vocals, drums  Intro: -Syllabus/Exam info -Course/Personal Background -More about the Beatles [ HBW Audio ]  [ LBW Audio ]  John Lennon: -John's bio- raised by his aunt -Mother was musical and teaches John -Learns guitar and harmonica -John and Paul meet / Quarrymen- John's Skiffle band -Influence of Elvis on John -Lennon and McCartney Songwriting team  [ HBW Audio ]  [ LBW Audio ]  Paul McCartney: -Paul's bio- "real" musician in band -Influences include Skiffle, Rockabilly Music, and R&B and Motown -Paul and Rock & Roll -Rockers vs Mods -Death of Moms  [ HBW Audio ]  [ LBW Audio ]  7/6/1957 Lennon and McCartney meet: -Early Quarrymen performance attended by Paul -George Background -George's Bio- youngest Beatle -Mother encourages group -Dad drives Paul and George's school bus -George joins- three guitar line-up  [ HBW Audio ]  [ LBW Audio ] 
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Four Phase Career: -Phase 1: 1958-63- formative years -Phase 2: 1964-65- first U.S. visit, films -Phase 3: 1966-68- studio and concept albums -Phase 4: 1968-70- individual style emerge -Three elements: growth, detail and humor -Musical statistics and firsts  [ HBW Audio ]  [ LBW Audio ]  Studio Experiments: -Self-contained and self taught -musical muscle memory -concept albums and new packaging -limitless variety of sounds and structures, self created -musicians as Pop artists- financial success [ HBW Audio ]  [ LBW Audio ]  General Beatles Background Info -influence on music and musicians -post-group successes, progeny 1958  -George now in group Song: "That'll Be the Day " -first known recording of Quarrymen/Beatles-to-be -Buddy Holly song- huge influence on group -Paul = harmony vocal and interjections -John = lead vocal -George = guitar solo copies Holly's note for note -earliest released recording [ HBW Audio ]  [ LBW Audio ]  Song: "In Spite of All the Danger" -Paul and George composition -typical 50's Pop -Shuffle style groove -John = lead vocal -Paul = harmony vocal, parallel style (Paul sang higher harmony, John sang lower) -George's guitar solo = blues with original riffs [ HBW Audio ]  [ LBW Audio ]  1959 tours and club gigs -Pete Best sits in on drums -band names include "Johnny and the Moondogs" 1960  -Stu Sutcliff, bass, joins
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-band names include Silver Beetles and Beatals -Pete becomes regular drummer before German tour -group hones skills during long shows in German clubs
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