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How To Analyze The Music Of Paul Mccartney

Author : Miles Raymer
ISBN : 161613531X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title explores the creative works of famous musician Paul McCartney. Music analyzed includes Beatles' music, 1970s-era music, 1908s- and 1990s-era music, and Electric Arguments (2008). Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of McCartney. “You Critique It” feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Paul Mccartney After The Beatles A Musical Appreciation

Author : Adrian Allan
ISBN : 9780244478544
Genre : Art
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This is a musical analysis of Paul McCartney from 1970 to today. It is aimed at students of popular music theory; educators; musicians; and aspiring songwriters. It will also appeal to the general Beatles and McCartney fan who wishes to understand music on a deeper level - A beginner's guide to music theory and glossary are provided. Eighty of McCartney's post-Beatles songs are discussed in the format of short, but accessible essays. For each song, full details are provided concerning date of release; place of recording; instrumentation; and key signature. The description for each song details the musical techniques that McCartney uses, such as chord patterns; structure; use of instruments; vocal harmony; tonality; and key changes. In addition, every chapter details his life and work in each decade. A conclusion identifies the main characteristics of McCartney's style. The appendix details every recording location used. An invaluable guide to the music of the world's most successful songwriter.
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Paul Mccartney

Author : Peter Ames Carlin
ISBN : 1416562230
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the acclaimed biographer who brought you the rock biography of Bruce Springsteen comes the life of musician Paul McCartney—from his groundbreaking years with the Beatles to Wings to his work as a solo artist and activist. More than a rock star, more than a celebrity, Paul McCartney is a cultural touchstone who helped transform popular music as one half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo. In this definitive biography, Peter Ames Carlin examines McCartney’s entire life, casting new light not just on the Beatles era but also on his years with Wings and his thirty-year relationship with his first wife, Linda McCartney. He takes us on a journey through a tumultuous couple of decades in which Paul struck out on his own as a solo artist, reached the top of the charts with a new band, and once again drew hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to his concerts. Carlin presents McCartney as a musical visionary but also as a layered and conflicted figure as haunted by his own legacy—and particularly his relationship with John Lennon—as he was inspired by it. Built on years of research and fresh, revealing interviews with friends, bandmates, and collaborators spanning McCartney’s entire life, Carlin’s lively biography captures the many faces of the living legend.
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Legends Of Rock Roll Paul Mccartney Before During After The Beatles

Author : James Hoag
ISBN : 1076937004
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"It's All About the Music!"Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest performers in the music world. This is the second of a series within a series covering the four members of, arguably, the greatest group in music history, The Beatles. I've already covered John Lennon, now it's Paul McCartney's turn. This book is not about the Beatles. While I know that you can't write about Paul McCartney without considering the Beatles, the emphasis of this book is not the Beatles, but instead, the life and music of Paul McCartney as an individual and as a solo performer. In this particular volume, like before, I will discuss Paul's early life and his joining up with three other lads to create what is probably the greatest rock and roll group in the history of the world. But it all ended at one point and Paul had a solo career after the Beatles broke up that still goes on to this day.Come with me for a walk down memory lane as I review the life of Paul McCartney, and especially, the music that he produced. We'll visit each of his hits and find out how they came to be written or how they were recorded; and discuss any trivia that might be associated with the music. This book is about the man but even more importantly, it's about the music. This series is my way of honoring the people that have brought so much joy to our lives over the years.It is an unauthorized fan tribute.The Chapters include: Introduction - A general introduction and a kick-off for the book.Early Childhood - A brief summary of his life before the music started.Music in the Family - Like most performers, Paul grew up in a home with music. His father was a musician and encouraged him.The Quarrymen - How did Paul meet John Lennon and become part of the band that would later become The Beatles?Birth of the Beatles - A brief introduction to the band, as it was getting started.The Beatles Years - Paul was a very important part of the band. It wouldn't have been the same without him.Paul is Dead - Did Paul really die in 1966 and was he replaced with a lookalike? Get the whole story.Drugs - The four guys had their share of experiences with drugs. How it affected the music.Linda Eastman - How did Paul meet the love of his life and first wife, Linda?The Breakup of the Beatles - All good things must come to an end.Wings - Paul's new band, Wings, was the start of another super group.First Tour - Paul didn't want to tour as a Beatle, he wanted to tour in his own right as a single performer."Hi, Hi, Hi" - One of Paul's early fun songs. Is it really about drugs?"Band on the Run" - How the biggest album of Paul's career was recorded."Venus and Mars" - Personnel changes in the band and more hits."Wings at the Speed of Sound" - The next album with another number one single, "Silly Love Songs"."Mull of Kintyre" - Believe it or not, this was the first number one song for Wings in England since the breakup."London Town" - Not one of Paul's better selling albums, Wings was down to just three people and one of them was pregnant."Back to the Egg" - His first album on a new label, Columbia, and the last with the band, Wings.Clipping His Wings - Why did Paul break up the group. Wings was no more."Ebony and Ivory" - The story behind one of the most successful duets of the Eighties.Working with Michael Jackson - Paul and Michael Jackson recorded two big hits together.1984 - 1990 - Paul, now flying solo, finishes out the Eighties.Nineties - Things are slowing down for Paul, but there is still a lot of great music to be played.Losing Linda - In 1998, the love of his life, Linda McCartney, dies of breast cancer. A tragic loss.Twenty-First Century - Paul marries again and continues to work.Legacy of Paul McCartney - Every Legends book has a Legacy section where we review the awards and contributions of the artist.

The Words And Music Of Paul Mccartney

Author : Vincent Perez Benitez
ISBN : 9780313349690
Genre : Music
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"The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years" examines the large and varied oeuvre of this deeply personal artist, showing how McCartney's stint as a Beatle continues to inform his solo music, as well as how he has transcended his days as a member of the Fab Four. After a biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters explore McCartney's music in the immediate aftermath of the breakup of the Beatles, his work with Wings during the 1970s, his collaborations with other artists during the 1980s, and his compositions of the 1990s, including his first forays into classical music. The examination also covers McCartney's critically acclaimed work in the first decade of the 21st century, including "Memory Almost Full" and "Ecce Cor Meum," a composition written in the style of sacred English choral music. Throughout, the book supplies analytical insights and historical background to a repertoire that, surprisingly, has not previously been covered in detail.
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Paul Mccartney

Author : M. Howard Gelfand
ISBN : 0898131006
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A brief biography highlighting the career of the only member of the popular Beatles to continue performing as a full-time singer and composer.
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Paul Mccartney And Stella Mccartney

Author : Tim Ungs
ISBN : 1404202633
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Describes the McCartney family, discussing the success of Paul in the music business and Stella in the fashion industry and looks at family life.
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Time Paul Mccartney

Author : Editors of TIME Magazine
ISBN : 9781603204866
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Paul McCartney played Yankee Stadium in July 2011 for two sold-out concerts, the 69 year old "looked as if he was having a boyish romp," said the New York Times, marvelling at his 35-song performance. Age hasn't slowed down this former Beatle, nor dampened his ambition. As the most successful musician in pop-music history turns 70 this June, the editors of TIME will publish a celebration of Paul McCartney's unparalleled career. Written by James Kaplan, author of the acclaimed Sinatra biography Frank: the Voice, TIME's richly illustrated book will give readers a backstage tour of the many chapters of Mc-Cartney's life: as the precocious son of a Liverpool trumpet player, the "cute Beatle" of the Fab Four years, the prolific song writing partner of John Lennon, the psychedelic seeker, the devoted husband of Linda Eastman, the reborn frontman of the band Wings, the shrewd businessman with a net worth of hundreds of millions, and the social activist with concerns ranging from animal rights to land mines. For McCartney, the adventures never cease. As he told TIME in 2005, when asked if he would still indulge audiences with oldies like "Hey Jude": "They'll get that too, but you have to move forward as well as go back. As they say, the show must go on!".
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The Unknown Paul Mccartney

Author : Ian Peel
ISBN : 9781781162750
Genre : Music
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Paul McCartney has often initiated and participated in projects that have taken him a long way from the kind of music associated with The Beatles, Wings and his work as a solo artist. These projects include the psychedelic tape loop experiments of the 1960s, the 'Percy Thrillington' diversion in the 1970s and more recent albums recorded, as 'The Fireman' — as well as even more obscure activity, much of which this book reveals in depth for the first time. Ian Peel has interviewed many of McCartney's intimate musical associates from this less familiar side of his career. These include Youth, Super Furry Animals, Nitin Sawhney, playwright Arnold Wesker and, perhaps most surprisingly of all, Yoko Ono. What emerges is a unique insight into an apparently over-familiar public figure—Paul McCartney, experimental musician.
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With A Little Help From My Friends

Author : John Lennon
ISBN : 9781534429833
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Celebrate friendship with this lyrical picture book that beautifully illustrates John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned words from “With a Little Help from My Friends.” I get by with a little help from my friends… In this gorgeously illustrated picture book, the universally loved words to “With a Little Help from My Friends” come vividly to life, showing that sometimes, all you need is a little help from your friends!
Category: Juvenile Fiction