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March 13, 2019 Musicology 68 Discussion K The Explosion of Experimentation: Revolver In coming to an end with touring and having already established their solid rock sound, the Beatles allowed experimentation, musical component of varying cultures, and new recording techniques to guide the sound of their new album, Revolver. The creation of this album was not to redefine their sound; the Beatles rather used the album to expand their musical expression and composition and work on creating interesting sounds that would give the listeners a unique musical sensation. Experimentation is the biggest factor of Revolver as it was the foreground of new recording techniques, instrumentations, texture and form, and expression. Each song provided a wildly different interpretation that would not allow you to compare one song to the next, thus making the Beatles sporadic musical geniuses. Due to the decision to no longer tour, the band members took a break from recording and were able to explore other cultures. In particular, George traveled to India during the break and discovered several new instruments that played key roles in creating the unique sound of Revolver. The songs “Love You To” and “Tomorrow Never Knows” debuted the sitar, tabla, and tambura and brought unheard of instrumentations to the genre of rock ‘n roll . By combining 1 the rhythmic strumming of the various indian instruments with tambourine, “Love You To,” generates a very hypnotic song that is nothing like the rest of their classic rock songs . The 2 1 Week 6 Lecture Slides, Lecture 1. 2 ""Love You To" by The Beatles. The In-depth Story behind the Songs of the Beatles. Recording History.

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