Listening Guides I

These moving timelines map the five categories outlined in the What Goes On: performance, material, arrangement, production, and concept. 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.

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 left-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 left-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 G0t a Feeling,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” (1969). Click top left-hand drop-down menu to select individual tracks.

Source: production details from Mark Lewisohn’s The Beatles: Recording Sessions (New York: Harmony, 1988).

Software workflow: Raleigh Green
Transcribe! for track timing, Adobe Illustrator for vector files, Hype3 for html5 time-sync rendering.

Listening guides copyright ©2019 Tim Riley

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