Brian Lee Bender

2) A Hard Days Night – Start With A Guitar Hook – (Covering The Beatles – 14 Song Series)

“Starts with a bang”…

Turns out the hook is right there to grab you on the opening chord of the song “thwang!” and then the the song title comes in next…This is one way to get the attention of the masses and have them singing along. Simply basic but brilliant. Think of that opening chord as a brand for the song. When you hear the chord, you say, I know that song.

Hooks galore

Catchy guitar riffs, spread throughout with vocal harmonies that are tightly woven into the chorus and then contrasted with even higher vocals parts to really add some tension.

Rhythms are very effective when used sparingly. Take note of the rhythmic phrase in the guitar solo, which is simple notes followed by a blast of notes, then the whole thing repeated to make you remember it. Yet another hook in a song already full of them.

Covid Sucks – We know

But don’t you just want something else to do besides staying glued to political coverage or watching the map explode with more cases of the pandemic? Music like this can take you away from your troubles, kind of like a nice dose of medicine.

You don’t have to work all that hard to sing along, most people know the lyrics by heart.

In other words we can still be happy. We can still get fired up for our work day or our day of lockdown. Nothing can stop our desire to just let go and celebrate the life that we do have. Take this one song for a spin, see if you don’t break a smile or pick up the pace of what you are doing. We are wired to endure, to persevere, to survive and move forward.

Covering The Beatles – 14 Songs – a way to fight the bite of Covid.

Fifty years ago, The Beatles played their last show together and had trouble letting the world know they were breaking up. They taught America about the beautiful music that was more or less created here but taken for granted. The youthful talented group of boys, just turned it up, speed it up and recorded it with great comradery, grew their hair and started fads that were rebellious in nature. They were in fact an act. But without the willingness of the many souls who bought in to the show, this music is possibly forgettable.

The truth is, you the fans are enabler of all music. In the case of The Beatles, or any band for that matter, its you that has to let go and decide you want to succumb to the energy and align yourself with its message.

More songs ahead, kick back let me be the DJ as I take you on a musical experience that won’t ask much of you other than to simply let go and have fun.

Covering The Beatles – Here we go!


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