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Notes on Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Intro:

  • G major
  • opens with 10secs of instrumental tuning and audience noises
  • opens with 4 bars of rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar and drums
  • drum kit playing a variation of a standard drum backbeat
  • rhythm guitar chord progression: A7, C7, G7
  • bass guitar playing repeated quavers

Verse One:

  • 8 bars long (AAB)
  • Homophonic texture
  • punctuated lead guitar chords on beats 2 and 4 (syncopation)
  • rhythm guitar playing standard strummed pattern
  • vocal melody is made up of repeated semiquavers and a flattened 7th (F natural). it features syncopation and is panned

Interlude One:

  • F major modulation
  • five bars of french... (More)

Major Key Signatures

Sharp Key Signatures:

  • C major = no sharps or flats
  • G major = F#
  • D major = F#, C#
  • A major = F#, C#, G#
  • E major = F#, C#, G#, D#
  • B major = F#, C#, G#, D#, A#
  • F# major = F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#
  • C# major = F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#, B#

Flat Key Signatures:

  • F major = B♭
  • B♭ major = B♭, E♭
  • E♭ major = B♭, E♭, A♭
  • A♭ major = B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭
  • D♭ major = B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭, G♭
  • G♭ major = B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭, G♭,... (More)

She's Leaving Home notes

Introduction (Bar 1-4):

F major

¾ time

Two bars of harp repeated

Based on the tonic chord

Harp glissando on the first beat of every bar

Verse One (Bar 5-36):

Alternating A and B phrases, each 8 bars in length

8 bars of vocals accompanied by a staccato motif in the harp

Interrupted by cello in bar 10 playing a modal scale (panned)

The B phrase is based entirely on the dominant chord (Bmaj with added notes)

Syncopated strings punctuate the end of each vocal phrase

Sustained string accompaniment in phrase B

Repeat of phrase A with some rhythmic changes... (More)