Lonely Hearts Club Band Chapter Summary

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1. Hannan, M. (2008). The sound design of Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In O. Julien (Ed.), Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles: It Was Forty Years Ago Today (pp. 45–62). Hampshire: Ashgate. Hannan (2008) identifies and explores the elements that made Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band so ground breaking in terms of sound design, music production, signal processing, recording techniques, and the different instrumental playing techniques employed in each one of the songs. The text presents a rich discussion of the creative ways in which the studio equipment was used, and the production processess that the Beatles pioneered. Although traditional harmonic and/or melodic analyses are not covered in very much detail, this book chapter provides a vast amount of materials that can help…show more content…
Pepper changed rock by pioneering original production techniques. The book chapter is peer reviewed, and the first paragraph of presents a Steve Jones, Student No. 44985693. Page 3 of 9 comprehensive literature review on the subject, showing that the book chapter is backed by a wide variety of quality sources that examine the various aspects underlying Sgt. Pepper 's innovative sound. 2. Julien, O. (Ed.), (2008) Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles : It Was Forty Years Ago Today. Hampshire: Ashgate. This book commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. It contains eleven articles from diverse authors, who analyse the influence of the album from different perspectives. For example, Whiteley, who had a close relationship with the Beatles, examines the choice of lyrics found in Sgt. Pepper in relation to the sociocultural context of the 1960s. Hannan analyses the aspects that made album ground breaking in terms of its sound design, music production, signal processing, recording techniques, and

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