“Hey Jude” is such a monumental favorite, I’m almost dissuaded from touching it because of the pressure to say something profound. I’ll go for it nonetheless, even if I do get everything wrong, because it’s such a good illustration of two compositional lessons — how to fill a large canvas with
Alan W. Pollack’s ‘Notes On’ Series. Below is a complete index of the series in # order:
This article is from Alan W. Pollack’s groundbreaking series “Notes on the Beatles”.Links in the orginal article is written in this colour: index to the series, while links I have added appears as standard links.Go here for more information on my site about the song. Notes on “Hey …
In 1989 the American musicologist Alan W. Pollack started to analyze the songs of the Beatles. He published his first results on internet. In 1991 — after he had finished the work on 28 songs — he bravely decided to do the whole lot of them.
First verse: Piano solo with Macca vocal, single tracked. Second verse: Add acoustic rhythm guitar, and tambourine on the off-beat. Also add backing vocals singing “Ahhhh” in the second half of the verse.
Alan W. Pollack’s “Notes On’ The Beatles Series March 20, 2006 2:23 AM Subscribe Beatlemaniac It took Alan W. Pollack 10 years to pick apart every Beatles song and describe in detail the mechanics behind the music.
Style and Form – “Hey Jude” is such a monumental favorite, I’m almost dissuaded from touching it because of the pressure to say something profound.
Aug 27, 2018 · For a really thorough analysis of the music and lyrics of “Hey Jude” go to Alan W. Pollack’s “Notes on Hey Jude”. I agree with everything he says – the structuring of a seven minute pop single with clear form and simple ingredients, the underlying “Golden Section” proportions – everything!
When my shifts ended, I would retire to my dorm room to read Alan W. Pollack’s “Notes On” series, an ambitious HTML-based musicological survey of every song officially released by the Beatles. series, an ambitious HTML-based musicological survey of every song officially released by the Beatles.
Alan W. Pollack states that “the counterpoint melody played in octaves during the Alternate Verse by the bass and lead guitars is one of the more novel, The B-side version of the song was included on the Beatles’ compilations Hey Jude, Alan W. Pollack’s Notes on “Don’t Let Me Down”