John Lennon's Influence On Music

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I feel that John Lennon has been most influential on the genre of music I enjoy and play, which is rock and roll. John Lennon's choppy rhythmic up strumming accented Ringo's drum patterns which provided accurate timing, giving the Beatles music a strong spiritual feel. In my opinion, the Beatles wouldn't have had a heart beat without John navigating the rhythm section on guitar. I think what made him inspirational to many is the fact that he turned his negative experiences in early life into a positive unique style and sound. Before I learned to fluently hold the major open chords properly on guitar, I remember listening closely to rhythm guitar progressions being played on FM radio while tapping my foot to rhythm for the duration of a rock song.…show more content…
He often played "Pipeline" by The Chantays and "Louie Louie" by The Kingsman. Whenever he showed me open chord finger formations, I quickly gave up becoming frustrated by not being able to learn it all in one day. It wasn't until I was in my early 20's before I mastered chords well enough to quickly change them and play along correctly in time to classic rock songs. Having played guitar for many years, I do appreciate what the Beatles have contributed to music. My favorite Beatles songs that I enjoy listening to are: Ballad of John and Yoko, Norwegian Wood, I Am the Walrus, Octopus Garden, and Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight. The Beatles tracks I often play on guitar include Eleanor Rigby, Let it Be, Hey Jude, All You Need is Love, and Here Comes the
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