(Berklee Press). An essential guide for all songwriters and Beatles fans, this book explores John Lennon's songwriting genius with a guided tour through 25 of his Beatles-era hits. Author John Stevens explains Lennon's intuitive talent from a technical point of view, through the lens of songwriting's three basic elements: melody, harmony and lyric. He shows how Lennon fashioned songs that were at once politically and socially relevant during the '60s, yet remain ageless and timeless today. Features in-depth musical analysis of: A Hard Day's Night * Ticket to Ride * Norwegian Wood * Strawberry Fields Forever * Come Together * and more. John Stevens is a songwriting professor at Berklee College of Music. For more than 20 years, he has taught qThe Music of John Lennon, q one of the most popular courses in the Berklee curriculum. qYou've got the Beatles' records and the John Lennon records; now with this book, you can have the Owner's Manual. This will tell you how the songs are built and how they work. Good stuff.q Marshall Crenshaw, Singer/SongwriterFor more than 20 years, he has taught aquot;The Music of John Lennon, aquot; one of the most popular courses in the Berklee curriculum. aquot;Youa#39;ve got the Beatlesa#39; records and the John Lennon records; now with this book, you can have the Ownera#39;s Manual.
|Title||:||The Songs of John Lennon|
|Publisher||:||Berklee Press - 2002|