HELP-I am trying to find "The Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles"

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  1. mrdavek

    mrdavek Member

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    I have been looking desperately to find a copy of the book "The Songwriting Secrets of the " Beatles "by Dominic Pedler

    No luck anywhere & it appears to have been out of print for years

    Any suggestions?

    D
     
  2. mrdavek

    mrdavek Member

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    3 years of searching...and I just placed the order

    This is why I LOVE this website!!!

    Thanks!

    FYI...get this book, I borrowed it from a friend. It provides tremendous insight into the Beatles songwriting style

    These guidelines will dramatically improve your own compositions

    Dave
     
  3. JonR

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    Have you seen this site?:
    http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATABASES/AWP/awp-alphabet.shtml
    should make a good companion to the book.

    Another great book on the Beatles songs (their recording more than the actual writing, but good insights into how they work) is this one:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Revolution-...=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211541592&sr=8-4
     
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  5. mastercaster

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    Great songwriting book. Not only The Beatles but goes into depth on their influences. I waited years for it to be published. Originally inspired by articles in Total Guitar, September 1999 and November 2001. I still have these articles, they are excellent also.

    As well as using the Beatles recordings while working through this book I use these extremely well sequenced midis. This allows me to loop sections and turn instruments and melodies on and off. Again these are very accurate midis. Helps to have a good sequencer and sound card or software sounds.

    http://h.escourolle.free.fr/famms/documents/beatles_en.html
     
  6. happyron

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    I searched all the above and they were out. One said they had it then wrote to say they didn't. I would love to get this book any more ideas? This book appears to be what I have been looking for for years.
    I tried Yahoo Pre-Order where they will send it to you IF they get a copy but that may or may not happen.
     
  7. fr8_trane

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    +1000. This is an ESSENTIAL read for dissecting Beatles Tunes.

    Here's another one. "The harmonic language of the Beatles":
    http://www.musik.uu.se/ssm/stmonline/vol_2_1/KGJO/index.html

    Downloadable PDF version of above:
    http://www.musik.uu.se/ssm/stmonline/vol_2_1/KGJO/Johansson.pdf

    Honestly between these two resources I don't know why you'd need to pay for a book about Beatles songwriting secrets.
     
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  9. mastercaster

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    I know this is an old thread, but for those interested I noticed Amazon.co.uk has the book listed as in stock again.
    So does the publishers website, Omnibus Press.
     

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