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How to read sheet music

Like an actor’s script, a sheet of music instructs a musician on what to play (the pitch) and when to play it (the rhythm). Sheet music may look complicated, but once you’ve gotten the hang of a few simple elements like notes, bars and clefs, you’re ready to rock.
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Notes on Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band


  • 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)

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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)