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Unformatted text preview: • How is it different form Elvis’s version? o Stronger blues influence o More relaxed tempo o Suggestive lyrics • What is the same? o 12-bar blues o Verse/chorus form: the same music is used for the verses and the chorus • Composed by a white songwriting team The Byrds, “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965) (4/13) • A cover of a Bob Dylan song form 1964 • What’s new about the cover version? o Elaborate orchestration o Rich vocal harmonies o Even the acoustic atmosphere is rich (echo) o Bottom line: they Beatle-ized Bob Dylan (in their own opinion) • Why not give the song a real ending? The Album is an experience, not just songs put back to back The Beatles as Collage • Did the Beatles evolve, or did they draw on whatever interested them, regardless of chronology ? • The manipulation of allusions is a principal characteristics of much twentieth-century “art-music”: Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok, Shostakovich, Mahler, ect...
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- Spring '07
- Music, Country music, Bill Monroe, Blue Grass Boys