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1

Who were the 4 members of the Beatles?

John Lennon, Paul McCartnet, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

2

Which 3 members of the Beatles were songwriters?

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.

3

The Beatles developed an identity as a ___, but their individual identities were intertwined.

Group.

4

Who was the producer for the Beatles?

George Martin.

5

The Beatles had a huge wealth of ___, and their musical style was static/evolved.

Influences, evolved.

6

What major event occurred in 1969 with the Beatles?

The Rooftop Concert.

7

When was Beatlemania a phenomenon?

1964-1965.

8

Beatlemania surpassed all previous outbreaks of star-centred hysteria. True or false?

True.

9

Beatlemania can be considered the first and most dramatic uprising of ___'s sexual revolution.

Women.

10

Some say that the Beatles represented the ___ that women wish they had.

Freedom.

11

Some attribute the number of explicit ___ references in media increasing in between the years 1950-1960 to the Beatles.

Sexual.

12

Some tried to understand Beatlemania as an expression of ___.

Conformity.

13

Some explained Beatlemania as a form of protest against the ___ world, which was ironic because the Beatles made rock accessible to this world.

Adult.

14

Beatlemania marked a transition from ___ to ___ performance.

Live, studio.

15

What are the titles of the first two albums by the Beatles?

Rubber soul and revolver.

16

What is characteristic of the style of the Beatles' first two albums?

Introspective lyrical content, diverse instrumentation, artsy album cover photo.

17

___ marked the most significant development of style.

Revolver.

18

Beatles allowed rock to become "___".

Adult.

19

Rubber Soul and Revolver, along with Bob Dylan, convinced many that rock and roll can be music for adults, even those with ___ inclinations.

Intellectual.

20

___ _ ___ was distinguished from rock.

Rock n' Roll.

21

The Beatles quickly became synonymous with the genres of ___ and ___ ___.

Rock, pop rock.

22

Beatles achieved their sense of authenticity through...

Their allusions to high art.

23

The Beatles' music displayed ___ complexity, textural ___, and lyrical ___.

Formal, variety, introspection.

24

Rubber Soul opened up areas of ___ progression and ___ instrumentation to commercialization.

Baroque, Oriental.

25

What was the name of the instrument used in "Norwegian Wood"?

Sitar.

26

What is atonal?

Music that lacks a tonal center or key.

27

Atonality describes compositions written from 1908 to the present day where a hierarchy of pitches focusing on a single central tone is/isn't used, and the notes of the chromatic scale function dependently/independently of one another.

Isn't, independently.

28

What is dissonant?

A hatsh, discordant combination of sounds, where conflicting notes appear that are not part of the sounding harmony. A state of disagreement or conflict.

29

What is the composition by John Cage studied in class?

Water Walk.

30

John Cage was compared to the Beatles, however...

The two were not similar in reality.

31

What is the name of the Beatles album that sold 1.5 million compies in the first two weeks in the United States alone?

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

32

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was unique in that it displayed extensive use of ___ ___ advancements, and techniques including...

Recording studio. Sound effects, tape collages, orchestral instruments, and sound processing.

33

What were some of The Beatles' influences?

R&B, rock, girl groups, Motown, and superstars such as Bing Crosby.

34

Give an example of the role that technology played in the music of The Beatles.

They began to use four-track recording around 1964 and this is a time where you can hear their musical layering really start to expand.