The rock beat might be thought of as a subset of the metronomic beat because it, too, articulates all four downbeats. However, it does so in a specific way: with the bass drum on beats 1 and 3, and the snare on 2 and 4.
'I Saw Her Standing There' is a textbook example.
He sometimes gives the & of 1 to the bass in 'I'm So Tired'.
'Please Please Me', for example, features the snare on the & of 2.
'Yes It Is' is in 12/8, but nevertheless implements a standard rock beat (bass on 1 and 3, snare on 2 and 4).
Tomorrow I'll do the same for his syncopated beats.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St, Setauket, 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.