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produced products) as medium. It is a concept that attacks the divide between low and high art. They tried to emphasize that art isn’t specific to one class. Andy Warhol was a famous Pop artist. The Beatles hired Ed Whitley who came up with the idea of have The Beatles album having a white cover (this is why it is nicknamed The White Album). ESSAY QUESTIONS: (50 points, 25 points each) Preparing all of the questions below will ensure that you review all the course material.
Two of these questions will appear on the test, and you will be asked to write an essay for each of them (each essay should be at least 3-4 pages in a blue book). A 1. When the Beatles stopped touring in 1966, their music was no longer constrained by the requirements of live performance. How did their recording practices change after 1966? Compare the Beatles’ experiences recording their earliest studio albums with their work on later ones, especially Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), and The Beatles (1968). Finally, choose a song from one of the later albums (or singles recorded and released at the same time) and describe how it was shaped by recording technology and practice in the studio. More Time In the early days, wanted badly to become successful, did everything they could Now, no more shows, concerts, live performances, etc. Also now had full support of EMI, could take as long as they wanted to Much more time to put into recording songs and albums Rubber Soul took 100+ hours, Revolver took ~300 No Need to Recreate Songs Live Could experiment with new sounds Could each play many instruments Explored New Things New Recording Techniques Revolver saw the first use of ADT, Backwards Recording, Tape Looping Leslie Speakers on “Tomorrow Never Knows” - John’s altered vocals “When I’m Sixty-Four” - electronically raised Paul’s voice New Instruments Introduced a completely new pallet of instruments into their recording sessions Double string quartet on “Eleanor Rigby” Full orchestra on “A Day in the Life” New Sounds “Good Morning Good Morning” - animal sounds “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” - mixed and matched tape loops, circus vibe Recorded More Individually Due to group tension, their ability to play multiple instruments Probably most notable on The White Album Some of Paul’s songs are played all by himself Ringo quit temporarily, and The Beatles continued on with Paul on drums on songs “Back In The USSR” and “Dear Prudence” - Started using 4 tracks after 1966 and later 8 tracks after 1968 -The Beatles began to produce and put more input in the production of their music during this time
-They also began to record individually instead of as a group. -Stopped recording covers after Help! -Introduced a completely new pallet of instruments into their recording sessions -Began experimenting much more than before B 2. The singles “Paperback Writer”/ “Rain,” “Penny Lane”/ “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Hello Goodbye”/ “I am the Walrus,” and “Hey Jude”/ “Revolution” each feature one song by Paul McCartney and one by John Lennon. Discuss how these singles

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