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The Beatles: Rain - - (Table view)

Other recordings of Rain:

Progressions

  • I-IV-V Major - Three Chord
  • From Alan W Pollack's Notes on "Paperback Writer" and "Rain"

    The harmonic budget is frugal to the extreme of creating, what I can only assume is, an intentionally static effect. You'd expect the use of I-IV-V throughout this song to create a much more non-modally inflected sense of G *Major* as the home key than was the case in "Paperback Writer". It's intruiging, though, to contemplate how the even more widespread use in R of superimposed chords and the ornamentalized melody manage to over-ride the sense of clear Major mode and suggest something Modally tangy in flavor, even though the 'letter' of the musical text does not support this notion!

    Special chords

    Modulation

    Books including the song

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    The Beatles Fake Book (Fake Books)
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    60s Rock...From Beatniks To Hippies
    A great two-part compilation of songs that inspired a generation in the beat boom of the Swinging Sixties and the colourful years of psychedelic rock music.
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    The Psychedelic Years
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    The Beatles - Complete Scores
    This outstanding hard-cover edition features over 1100 pages with full scores and lyrics to all 210 titles recorded by The Beatles.
    RefNr: HL673228
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    The Beatles Guitar Intros
    Learn to play the intros to 50 of the Beatles' classic songs.
    RefNr: NO90565
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    The Beatles: The 6 Chord Songbook
    Just six chords are required to build up a repertoire of Beatles classics.
    RefNr: NO18418
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    The Beatles Complete Fake Book
    Every song by the 'Fab Four' in freshly engraved top-line arrangements.
    RefNr: NO90535
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    The Beatles: Play-Along Chord Songbook
    Play along with thirty songs from the early years of The Beatles. Specially arranged from actual recordings.
    RefNr: NO91069
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    4-Chord Songbook: The Beatles
    Play twenty-one of the most popular songs by The Beatles using just 4 chords! The four chords, G, C, D and E minor are shown as standard chord diagrams above each song as a reminder.
    RefNr: NO91135
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    Three Chord Songs
    This small book provides chords and lyrics for a huge selection of easy-to-play great pop songs. 65 songs in all.
    RefNr: HL699720
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    Past Masters, Vol. 2
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