Fab Four Friday


Okay, this is one of my favorite things.
And I get a little excited .. so prepare yourself.

There are videos on YouTube that take different recordings from The Beatles
and will isolate each part to a song
(lead guitar, bass, vocals, background vocals, piano, etc. etc.)
so you are able to hear the track clearly on it's own
rather than all together within the finished recording.

I love this because it gives you a perspective of a song
that you never had seen/heard before.

Oh Darling is one of, if not my all time favorite Beatles song because of this.
I never really noticed the arpeggios in the lead guitar (George Harrison) during the chorus, and how AMAZING they are.
Also, the background able to be heard clearer without the music,
because it's a little more that a simple 'ooh,' and 'aahh' and it's awesome to hear on it's own.
But the drum track is probably my favorite on this song,
but the piano is also just awesome to listen to, too.

If you can't tell, I was, and still am really impressed with this song.

When I listen to this song now, I can clearly hear each separate track
even though I'm listening to the song in it's entirety.

Here's the deconstructed song for you to listen to.
It's long, but clearly labeled so you can jump around,
which I thought I'd do, but ended up listening to the whole thing I became so interested :

FUN FACTS:

- Paul was very meticulous with the way he wanted to sound on this recording.
Looking for that raw, strained, but powerful sound for the song, Paul came into the studio every day to record the song until he wore his voice enough to create the sound he was looking for - it took around a week for him to achieve this.

- John later stated that he didn't think Paul sung the song very well, and had wished he sang the lead, as he thought his voice was more suited for the song

- It took almost four months from the first time the song was attempted in the studio to when it completed.


There are a ton of videos on YouTube, if you just search 'Deconstructing The Beatles'
I know this, because I have spent way too much time listening to them...

I know some of you aren't the biggest Beatles fans,
but regarding music in general, this is a really cool and different way to look at the way music is made.

They also have a lot of videos like this for other bands,
I've found videos isolating Led Zeppelin tracks, Rolling Stones, etc.

I'm pretty sure you won't find anything like a Nicki Minaj or Justin Bieber track isolated,
but then again I'm going to assume you aren't looking for that...

28 comments

  1. ...I've always thought those sort of videos are interesting--some people obviously have a LOT of time and dedication on their hands!!...Funny--I've never actually listened to the Beatles before either, but maybe I could start!!...Which album would you recommend I start with first???...

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    1. AHH! Yes, definitely start!
      I would absolutely say why not start from the beginning?! Their first album was Please Please Me. You could also start with The Beatles '1' - it's just about every number one hit the group had. That might be good for you to start with, it's their most popular stuff!

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  2. Oh. My. Gosh. Oh! Darling has literally been stuck in my head ALL week for no reason at all. Obviously it was a sign you were going to post it today.

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  3. Haha, music nerds are my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. You are a dedicated fan. I just love your enthusiasm over the Beatles! They're epic!

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    1. A little too enthusiastic sometimes :) Thank you for reading though - and yes, they are epic!

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  5. haha! Thanks for sharing! I love The Beatles! ^_^

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  6. I love hearing isolated vocals, and I love that you're so passionate about them - it's really neat!

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    1. I really love isolated vocals too! Just lets you hear that much more that you couldn't with everything mixed in playing together!

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  7. Love this, the Beatles are the best!

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  8. I must admit never done such search on YT before, I do like to listen to instrumental favours of my favourite songs so I can listen to each instrument, I love reading music but only at church as I think those are easy for me

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    1. You should definitely see if some of your favorite songs have been broken down on YouTube like these!

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  9. I am absolutely IN LOVE with the Beatles, even 50 years later! <3

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    1. And how can you not be!? We'll be in love with them 100 years from now! :)

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  10. This is so interesting! Thanks for teaching me something new!

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  11. Love it!! Thanks for sharing! I know just the person so send this to

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