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Theory Quiz

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Valvey, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Valvey

    Valvey Tele-Holic

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    What do the Beatles' "It's Only Love" and "Benefit of Mr. Kite" have in common? Just noticed this.



     
  2. Old Tele man

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    Descending lines?
     
  3. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    That's what I was going to say. Better look at the harmony, though, as that is usually what people are hearing that invokes comparison.
     
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    Yeah, each descends three half steps then a whole step.

    Are they the same key too? I don't have audio at work to check...
     
  5. klasaine

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    I don't know, descending bass line starting on C in the verse sections? The chords aren't really the same, especially their function and also that Mr. Kite is in a minor key.

    Kite chords are ... Cmin - G/B - Bb - Dm/A - G

    Only Love is ... Cmaj - Em/B - Bb - F/A - G - G+

    Good observation! I'd never noticed.
     
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  6. Old Tele man

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    OBSERVATION -- The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney) tended to use a lot of descending lines in their songs, but certainly not EVERY song however. MICHELLE is an early example.
     
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