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The creative genius of Paul McCartney’s bass lines

No Comments 30 March 2016

The creative genius of Paul McCartney’s bass lines

Paul McCartney’s bass lines are an integral part of the Beatles’ evolution from world-beating pop band to musical pioneers. Disc Makers Echoes blog identifies just what Paul did to make his parts stand out from what other bassists were doing at the time.

In “A look at Ringo Starr’s enduring musical influence,” we analyzed the creative drumming of Ringo Starr in the context of his capacity to come up with simple, memorable drum parts that helped make each song unique. Continuing with this thread, Paul McCartney’s development as a bass player provides a textbook case for today’s songwriters and music producers on how a little creativity can go a long way to help make a recording stand out. Through the Beatles’ evolution, Paul McCartney’s bass lines became an integral part of each song’s texture, sound, and color. Let’s rewind through a number of Beatles’ tracks and identify just what Paul did to make the bass parts stand out from what other bassists of the day were doing. Click on the link below to read more…

Author: Keith Hatschek and Robert Bassett, Disc Makers Echoes

Read More: http://blog.discmakers.com/2016/03/creative-genius-of-paul-mccartneys-bass-lines/

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