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Three Rock Music Compositions and the Groups that Inspired Them: The Beatles, Yes, and Led Zeppelin, From 1967 to 1972

Three Rock Music Compositions and the Groups that Inspired Them: The Beatles, Yes, and Led Zeppelin, From 1967 to 1972

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Title: Three Rock Music Compositions and the Groups that Inspired Them: The Beatles, Yes, and Led Zeppelin, From 1967 to 1972
Author: Shannon, Mark Thomas
Abstract: This thesis presents three of my popular music compositions and places these works in their historical context. The discussion spans the years 1967 to 1972, when British popular music in general and the Beatles in particular reached their zenith of creativity. In this era, the Beatles absorbed and reflected their cultural environment while exercising a strong influence on younger musicians. While social context is important to any discussion of the Beatles and their rivals, my primary focus will be the music and the process of making it. Using the Beatles and psychedelic rock in 1967 as a point of departure, I will explore two alternative genres that emerged: progressive rock and progressive blues-rock. Yes and Led Zeppelin will be emphasized as the groups that best illustrate these genres and are most relevant to my original compositions.
Subject: Music
Keywords: Music
Composition
Songs
Songwriting
The Beatles
Yes
Led Zeppelin
Psychedelic
Psychedelia
1960s
The sixties
1970s
The seventies
Rock 'n' roll
Progressive rock
Art rock
Blues rock
Sgt. Pepper
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Close to the Edge
Whole Lotta Love
You Need Love
Blues
Rock
Prog
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34530
Supervisor: Coghlan, Michael
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Music
Exam date: 2017-12-08
Publish on: 2018-05-28

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