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The Beatles — a musical appreciation and analysis

An excellent breakdown by composer Howard Goodall. While the Beatles are commonly regarded as the guys who started something “new” in the form of popular rock and roll, they were also in fact preserving centuries-old classical tonal music principles that the avant-garde composers of the 20th century were striving to shun. This accessible “sticking with what works” approach had much to do with the Beatles’ immense appeal when you look at the 1960s era in context.

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