UK Pop in the 1960’s
Most Influential band in pop music throughout the whole of britain, whose development linked to thechanges of music taste in the 1960s.Instrumentation
Vocals(John Lennon and Paul McCartney along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr), Backing Vocalsfrom all the band members, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Acoustic Guitar,Piano, Percussion, Sometimes included orchestral sections, electronic keyboards and experimentalstudio sounds.
Performance and Arrangement
Earlier songs in the career were based on Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues and Motown/ Soul Sounds
It was an energetic and lively band creating those types of songs, with mainly sweet melodic tunesbut less often they did rocky songs.
The works later on throughout the Beatles career had diverse instrumentation, complex structures,and changing keys and time signatures.
They also used SONIC EXPERIMENTATION- which recorded ambient sound of which they mixed inwith the music.
The recording of the arrangements used reverse tape which played sounds which had been recordednormally onto a tape and had literally just been reversed so you heard them the wrong way round.
Also use of extreme reverb and delay settings and added phasing and flange effects.Instrumentation
Vocals, Backing vocals, electric guitar, bass, drums, percussion; piano/keyboards, strings and horns atcertain times.Performance and Arrangement
ly influenced by the Chicago Blues and Chuck Berry’s rock and roll guitar.
Had raunchy vocals and blues-rock guitar which gave the songs a gritty hard sound.
Verse-chorus-verse-bridge-solo song structure, though they have produced some more adventurouswork at times.Key Facts and Terminology
Rivals to The Beatles for the popularity in the mid to late 60’s.
Part of the British Invasion that enjoyed popularity in the USA at around that time.