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1

Love Me Do

1. Harmonica
2. Unusual bridge length (12 bars instead of the usual 8 bars)

2

All My Loving

1. Contrasting bridge section (country music)

3

A Hard Day’s Night

1. A sung bridge
2. A bridge that morphs into the second half of a verse
3. Opening chord (a jazz chord)

4

Help!

1. Sung intro
2. No bridge (adds to the directness of the song)

5

Norwegian wood

1. Sitar (non-western instrument)
2. Incomplete verses

6

Michelle

1. French lyrics
2. Multi-tracking

7

Eleanor Rigby

1. String quartet texture
2. Lyrics dealing with death

8

Tomorrow Never Knows

1. Indian + electric sound world (including sitar and tambura, Indian drum instrument
2. Psychedelic text

9

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

1. Verse and chorus in different speeds and meters
2. Echo-y (reverberation) and distorted sounds

10

Within You Without You

1. Indian classical instrument
2. Indian classical melodies

11

Strawberry Fields Forever

1. Background music to the chorus changes each time, picking up in intensity
2. Assymetrical bar lengths

12

All You Need is Love

1. Assymetrical bar lengths (with triple divisions of beat)
2. Self-quotation (“She Loves You”, 1963)

13

Honey Pie

1. Vaudeville sound (instrumentation and lyrics)
2. Form “breaks” a few rules (chorus with changing lyrics)

14

Revolution 9

1. Avant-garde electronic composition (no form to speak of)

15

Something

1. Bridge in different rhythm

16

I Want You

1. Song in different rhythms
2. 3 minute relentless finale over same chords


17

Verse:

Section of lyrics (text) with music; if music of the verse returns, often the lyrics change

18

Chorus:

Section of lyrics that usually contains the title of the song; the lyrics and music are the same if they repeat

19

Refrain:

When verses with different lyrics have the same last line of text (often the title of the song), that last line is called the refrain

20

Bridge:

A contrasting, transition section; also called the c section or “middle eight”

21

Which Beatles’ recording first featured the sitar?

Norwegian Wood

22

Who performed on the instrument (sitar)?

George Harrison

23

Who was his teacher in India?

Ravi Shankar

24

Five characteristics of psychedelic artwork and psychedelic music:

1. Distorted and surreal visuals/sounds
2. Sound effects
3. Bright colours and full spectrums
4. Reverberation (Echo)
5. Animation (including cartoons)

25

Simple:

Even division of beats

26

Compound:

Triple division of beats

27

Additive:

A combination of simple and compound division of beats

28

Backbeat:

When beat 2 and 4 are accented

29

Name five institutions named in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band

The old school
Teatime
The House of Lords
The English army
The Royal Albert Hall

30

The Beats of the 1950s were against what five aspects of society?

1. 'Moneytheism’ — soul-numbing materialism
2. Society’s approved depressants (alcohol, barbiturates)
3. Rationalism
4. Repression
5. Racism