Listening Guide I

These moving timelines map the five categories outlined in the Riley Rock Taxonomy: performance, material, arrangement, production, and concept. Several teaching goals coalesce here: an easy-to-use format where students can do detailed listening at their own speed to develop paper ideas; a removable audio track for customized use; and comprehensive production notes that alert listeners to the elaborate technical challenges posed by this increasingly sophisticated material. Oxford University Press handles the final publication for for these, alongside integration with the ebook edition. Stripping out audio becomes final step to address copyright issues. Users encouraged to use iTunes, spotify, or another streaming platform to play tracks.

She Loves You, 1963

There’s a Place, 1963

Not A Second Time, 1963

All I’ve Got To Do, 1963

I Saw Her Standing There, 1963

I Should Have Known Better, 1964

If I Fell, 1964

Source: production details from Mark Lewisohn’s The Beatles: Recording Sessions (New York: Harmony, 1988).

Software workflow: Raleigh Green.
Transcribe! for track timing, Adobe Illustrator for vector files, Hype3 for html5 time-sync rendering.

Listening guides copyright ©2016 Tim Riley.