Take, for example, 'Across The Universe'. The only percussion used on the track (in both the 1968 and 1970 releases) is a constant quarter note bass drum.
Similarly, the choruses in 'Good Day Sunshine' (which alternate between 3/4 and 5/4), the verses of 'Good Morning Good Morning' (which maintain a constant beat despite various meters), the verses in 'All You Need Is Love' (which alternate between 4/4 and 3/4), and 'Two Of Us' (which is mostly in 4/4 but occasionally implements 3/4 and 2/4 measures) all employ metronomic drumming through metrically varying and/or ambiguous passages.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.