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4 Recording Techniques Popularized by The Beatles

Perhaps their most widely adopted innovations are the recording techniques they helped to usher in. Find four here.

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Mastering Song Structure: Intro, Verse, Chorus & Bridge

Unravel the essence of musical storytelling with this exploration of song structure - from the captivating intro to the heart-pounding chorus and the bridges that connect it all. Dive into the art of arranging music and discover how classic pop song struc

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Songwriter U: Songwriting Tips from Famous Songwriters

By Shawn Leonhardt for Guitar Tricks and 30-Day Singer Videos by American Songwriter Songwriting is a profession that doesn’t have an exact playbook and varies greatly among those who do it.  Sometimes the advice famous musicians give is incredible, other

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Hear the original demo for The Beatles' 'Don't Let Me Down'

While putting pieces of the song together, John Lennon experimented with the structure of The Beatles' B-side 'Don't Let Me Down'.

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6 Songs You Didn't Know Ringo Wrote for the Beatles

Not known as a songwriter, Ringo Starr was a major part of what's considered likely the best band of all time: the Beatles.

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John Fogerty Recounts His Epic Journey to Finally Control His Classic Creedence Songs: ‘Good Things Come to Those Who Wait’ — for 55 Years

John Fogerty recounts the journey from him signing away rights to his Creedence songs in the '60s to a recent deal to finally control that catalog.

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The Beatles track that is indebted to Motown bassist James Jamerson

During the mid-1960s, The Beatles became obsessed with replicating the sounds of Motown, leading to some of their funkiest and most beloved songs.

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Songwriter U: Tips on Playing Guitar and Singing

Written by Katie Sanakai for Guitar Tricks and 30 Day Singer. Strumming guitar and singing along brings up images of campfires or social gatherings with everyone nestled around the living room, calling out song titles. But you don’t want to be surprised b

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6 Songs You Didn’t Know John Lennon and Paul McCartney Wrote for Other Artists - American Songwriter

The songwriting partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney stretched well beyond their songs for The Beatles. Throughout their careers, the duo wrote songs for other artists, together and individually, spreading hits out to the likes of The Rolling Sto

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Bob Dylan once explained the secret to his songwriting

One of the finest songwriters of all time, the work of Bob Dylan will outlive us all. Here he explains the secret to becoming such a vital wordsmith.

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Songwriting basics: how to turn a 4-bar loop into a complete track | MusicRadar

Sick of being stuck in the same old cycle? Here’s how to break out of it...

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Joni Mitchell: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs | Pitchfork

Since releasing her first album in 1968, Joni Mitchell has been a singularly influential force in popular music, offering a blueprint for both enlightenment and rebellion. Here, we take a chronological look at the songs that define her legacy so far—but first, here is an essay about her many gifts by cultural critic Ann Powers.

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The Beatles' Paul McCartney Reveals A 'Very Personal Thing' About Songwriting

The Beatles bassist Paul McCartney has offered his advice to young people who want to become musicians and songwriters in a recent interview with Lindsey

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Abbey Road Studios Launches Its First-Ever App Today On iOS.

This brand new app form the world-famous Abbey Road Studios enable fledgling musicians to capture their musical ideas on iOS devices and to sketch out songs for working up into finished songs in the studio.

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Tom Petty's 'American Girl' was a standout of abstract beauty - The Washington Post

Tom Petty's first major hit remains the prototypical example of his brand of excellent songwriting.

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Could This Be the End of Paul Simon’s Rhymin’? - The New York Times

Mr. Simon, 74, said in an interview that he was ready to give up music, despite the popularity of his latest album, “Stranger to Stranger,” and his current tour.

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The Man Who Wrote an Album in His Sleep | Mental Floss

Dion McGregor's true talent emerged each morning just before he woke up.