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The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Knows - - (Table view)

Other recordings of Tomorrow Never Knows:

From Alan W Pollack's Notes on "Tomorrow Never Knows"

- John's vocal is equal parts triadic bugle call and Mixolydian/bluesy lick with an emphasis on the flat 7th.

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- Both halves of the instrumental feature bluesy emphasis on the melodic, flat 7th. The first includes Mixolydian-like empahsis on the melodic Major 3rd, while the lead-guitar-sounding second halve includes the really bluesy/Dorian emphasis on the bent/minor melodic 3rd.

Progressions

  • VIIb Chord Flat Seventh Chord
  • From Alan W Pollack's Notes on "Tomorrow Never Knows"

    - The harmony is virtually a single C Major pedal point throughout, suggesting an extremely novel application of the Indianesque drone. The only harmonic movement at all in the song is the implied vacillation toward flat-VII in the second half of virtually every verse, colored in each case by what sounds like sythesized brass instruments; either French horns or trombones.

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    - The first eight-bar frame of the break does not have the flat-VII horns in measure 5 & 6, but the second eight-bar frame *does*. You have to work hard at noticing this though because the 6+10 form of the solo parts throws off entirely your sense of where the 8-bar dividing lines fall.

  • I Chord Tonic
  • Special chords

    Modulation

    Books including the song

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    The Beatles Fake Book (Fake Books)
    RefNr: HL240069
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    Amazon UK
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    Revolver
    Revolver
    RefNr: HL694891
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    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
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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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    SheetmusicPlus
    MusicRoom
    Amazon UK
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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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    Amazon UK
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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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    MusicRoom
    Videos including the song
    CDs including the song

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    Revolver
    RefNr: CD327630
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    Anthology 2
    RefNr: B000002TYZ
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    Amazon UK

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