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Old 08-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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How the heck did they write Strawberry Fields?

It's not a new topic in my mind, I just remember it everytime I listen to the song anywhere. It has always been something really mind-boggling for me how people write songs that are so out of place while making them sound awesome. How do YOU do it? Have you ever composed a piece that's really different from anything else and it still works? I've been thinking about it and I don't think I would ever be able to do something like that.

I know some of you think The Beatles suck, but I'm not really talking about technique or guitar virtuosism. I'm talking about the song as a whole; its arrangements, production, everything. Just take a look at Alan Pollack's analysis: http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes...S/AWP/sff.shtml

What do you think about creating complicated compositions?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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>Strawberry Fields
>Complicated

Listen to some Bach or Beethoven, you pleb!
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #4
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The more you immerse yourself in music, the more you think in music. It's not about sitting down with a textbook - it's about thinking and letting the music flow through you.

You can also hear the early recordings, including some fragments of Lennon's early demos, on one of the Anthology discs.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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^^^^ Yeah, I'm positive that this question has been answered in depth elsewhere, either on the Anthology discs or interviews with the members.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #6
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>Strawberry Fields
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Listen to some Bach or Beethoven, you pleb!


Of course I listen to Bach and Beethoven, but in terms of necessarily being intricate even their music is considered "simple". I like a lot the work from Olivier Messiaen and Julian Carrillo, for example. You just didn't get my idea, dude.
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Good answer. It does sound very trip inspired.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:43 PM   #8
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Of course I listen to Bach and Beethoven, but in terms of necessarily being intricate even their music is considered "simple". I like a lot the work from Olivier Messiaen and Julian Carrillo, for example. You just didn't get my idea, dude.

I think you're confusing intricate with "interesting but simple". I don't consider anything the Beatles have done to be intricate. (For example, "Elanor Rigby" is quite simplistic, but it's not a boring tune, really.)

The Bach and Beethoven thing was a joke, btw, which I thought would've been clear when I called you a "pleb".
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