These SILENT timelines sync directly to the music, mapping the five categories outlined in the What Goes On: performance, material, arrangement, production, and concept. Watch the first video in each playlist for detailed instructions.
Several teaching goals coalesce here: an easy-to-use format where students can do detailed listening at their own speed to develop paper ideas; a count-down clock at the start to synchronize with a CD or streaming player; and comprehensive production notes that alert listeners to the elaborate technical matters concerning production. For copyright purposes, these videos contain NO audio. Use iTunes, spotify, or another streaming platform to sync tracks with videos.
NOTE: Youtube plays fast and loose with keeping these links alive, they withdraw them—inexplicably, without warning—even though they DO NOT CONTAIN MUSIC. Keep trying and drop a note for assistance. This time around, for example, the demo video has been disengaged even though the songs beneath work fine. If this happens to you, click here.
Click on first video above to start playlist: “She Loves You,” “There’s a Place,” “Not A Second Time,” “All I’ve Got To Do,” “I Saw Her Standing There” (1963), “I Should Have Known Better,” “If I Fell” (1964). Click top right-hand drop-down menu to select individual tracks.
Click on first video above to start playlist: “Ticket to Ride” (1965), “Doctor Robert,” “Paperback Writer” (1966), “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” “A Day in the Life” (1967). Click top right-hand drop-down menu to select individual tracks.
Click on first video above to start playlist: “Dear Prudence,” “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” (1968), “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Two of Us,” “Penny Lane,” “I’ve Got a Feeling,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” (1969). Click top right-hand drop-down menu to select individual tracks.
Source: production details from Mark Lewisohn’s The Beatles: Recording Sessions (New York: Harmony, 1988).
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