George Harrison, hired when he was still a minor, played lead guitar, with a formidable style inspired by the rockabilly of James Burton and Carl Perkins. They rose through the ranks playing rock and roll covers in Hamburg, Germany, then made their debut at The Cavern, in Liverpool, on February 21, 1961. Shortly after, Ringo Starr was called to replace the drummer Pete Best, and McCartney switched to the bass. In 1962 two phenomena exploded in America: the Beach Boys and the Four Seasons. Both truly sang, in vocal harmony derived from 1950s doo-wop, which they introduced to white audiences, with arrangements imitating the
His first recording was with a group called “A Cast of Thousands”. Needless to say his guitar playing stood out. He started playing a lot of gigs when he entered high school. First, he played with a new group that his brother Jimmie started called Texas Storm. It wasn’t long after he stopped playing with them that he started his own group called Blackbird.
His lyrical conscience –many people could relate to the music ii. Can't Buy Me Love, Jonathan Gould; "You could call our new one" (Pgs. 253-255) iii. Beatles illustrated lyrics, A. Aldridge. "Meaningful lyrics" • John was the main writer of their songs.
At that point, he will “record arm” the track(s) to be recorded, and push the “big red button”. The recording process of the raw tracks will begin. The Client should NOT start the song until the Engineer says “We are rolling”. After the Engineer says “We are rolling”, wait two or three seconds and then start the count off to the song. It is best if the Drummer starts the song with a click of the sticks.
Electric counterpoint is written for 7 pre recorded guitars and 2 bass guitars with a solo guitarist playing over the recordings. When performed, the live guitr is amplified to fit in with the backing tape. All together the piece contains 10 guitars. Steve Reich uses Electric Counterpoint because he uses an electrical recording of the 7 pre recorded guitars and uses counterpoint which means two or more independent melodies playing together (polyphony). The piece is tonally ambiguous at the beginning of the piece but there are hints of it being in E minor but doesn't become clear until the bass guitars come in and then you can tell that the piece is in E minor.
Chandler became his manager and suggested Hendrix change the spelling of his name from Jimmy to Jimi. They immediately started auditions for a backing group. John ‘Mitch’ Mitchell was chosen to play drums, and Noel Redding switched over from guitar to bass after failing an audition to play for the new Animals. The band they formed became known as the Jimi Hendrix Experience (American… 2). Their first album Are You Experienced?
The era of the Beatles I’ve chosen is the music of 1965. The pieces I’m going to use to represent this era are ‘Drive My Car’ from ‘Rubber Soul’ and ‘Yesterday’ from their other 1965 release ‘Help!’ ‘Yesterday’ shows the immense differences The Beatles could go through in such a short amount of time. The differences in performing media are the use of acoustic guitar, a string section and what sounds like acoustic or a double bass, as well as heavily chorus effected vocals. This ensemble of instruments is quite different to the more generic Beatles ensemble in Drive My Car, the ensemble of which is Male Tenor Voice (Higher), Male Tenor Voice (Lower), Overdriven Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit and the added instruments of Cowbell, Tambourine and the Piano. These added instruments show that during this time The Beatles were not quite the band they started off as,(I Saw Her Standing There) but were not fully into their experimental faze they ended up in.
They took skiffle and turned it into rock and roll. They sang with easy lyrics and fun tempos. They were not known for powerful songs, but where they lacked in meaning they exploded in there poise and charisma. The style of music that the Beatles brought in was adopted by many newer bands such as the Byrds and the Beach
The motif is introduced in the live guitar and also in guitars 1-4, this creates a canon. The parts are often imitative. There is a new idea of strummed chords which starts in bar 36. Tonality. At the start of the piece there is tonal ambiguity and it is not obvious that the key is in E minor until the bass guitars enter.