#1
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/DATABASES/AWP/sff.shtml

What do you think about creating complicated compositions?
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Last edited by Svennz at Aug 15, 2013,
#4
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.
#5
^^^^ Yeah, I'm positive that this question has been answered in depth elsewhere, either on the Anthology discs or interviews with the members.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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#6
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
>Strawberry Fields
>Complicated

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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#8
Quote by Svennz
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".