Paul McCartney is famous for his expansive melodies, and John Lennon for his limited-range melodies. In no single song is this more apparent than in "Come Together", off Abbey Road, in which Lennon's melody during the verses consist of just four notes spanning a perfect fourth (c to f), while McCartney's sweeping bassline consists of eight notes covering a minor fourteenth (g to f). The bassline is in fact more melodic than melody!
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