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The Songs of John Lennon: The Beatles Years John Stevens

The Songs of John Lennon: The Beatles Years

John Stevens

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ISBN : 9780634017957
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312 pages
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(Berklee Press). An essential guide for all songwriters and Beatles fans, this book explores John Lennons songwriting genius with a guided tour through 25 of his Beatles-era hits. Author John Stevens explains Lennons intuitive talent from aMore(Berklee Press). An essential guide for all songwriters and Beatles fans, this book explores John Lennons songwriting genius with a guided tour through 25 of his Beatles-era hits. Author John Stevens explains Lennons intuitive talent from a technical point of view, through the lens of songwritings three basic elements: melody, harmony and lyric. He shows how Lennon fashioned songs that were at once politically and socially relevant during the 60s, yet remain ageless and timeless today. Features in-depth musical analysis of: A Hard Days Night * Ticket to Ride * Norwegian Wood * Strawberry Fields Forever * Come Together * and more. John Stevens is a songwriting professor at Berklee College of Music. For more than 20 years, he has taught The Music of John Lennon, one of the most popular courses in the Berklee curriculum. Youve got the Beatles records and the John Lennon records- now with this book, you can have the Owners Manual. This will tell you how the songs are built and how they work. Good stuff. Marshall Crenshaw, Singer/Songwriter