Good day, and welcome to my blog, called "Paul McCartney is a lazy bastard who can't play the piano." That all didn't fit in the title bar, so I'll just call it PMCPP for short. This opening post will give you an idea of exactly what this whole blog is about, and some of the terms I'll be often using in the course of these times. Enjoy!
Paul McCartney was the main piano player for the Beatles from their beginnings in 1963 until 1971 when they OFFICIALLY broke up. (Semantics are a bitch.) This would be all well and good if he had actually learned to play the piano before doing so. Our premise at PMCPP is to prove that he only really wrote 2 songs for the piano and reused them OVER and OVER again throughout his Beatles career, with nobody taking notice. I'll be presenting evidence in Music Theory and in just plain common sense on pretty much every piano song he wrote, and perhaps even some of the non-piano songs he wrote, all to prove my point. My, that was a long sentence.
Following is a glossery of terms that may come up during our studies.
The Rhythms: Reference to the both of the following two piano rhythms that comprised pretty much every Paul Piano Song.
PPS: Paul Piano Song. Just an abbreviation indicating all/almost all of Pauls Piano based songs at the same time.
Ba-Dum: The first of The Rhythms. Played via smashing 2-4 keys with your right hand on an onbeat, and then 1 on the offbeat with your left hand. A good example of this one is Golden Slumbers.
Chunk: The second of The Rhythms. Played by smashing 2-5 keys at the same time repeatedly. A good example of this one is Maxwell's Silver Hammer.
FCG (on occasion DAE): The 3 main keys that Paul liked to use, rarely straying from his beloved white notes. FCG just indicates all 3 keys are in mention.
Alan W. Pollack: The excellent theorist that wrote theory analysis for every single Beatles song. I may cite examples from him at times.
PMCPP: (Paul McCartney Can't Play Piano) The main series covered in this blog, analysis of songs of bad quality written by Paul McCartney involving piano, etc. Pronounced PIM-CUP.
UMFOTOB: (UZ Makes Fun Of The Other Beatles) A secondary series covered in this blog, where songs from the other Beatles are analyzed in critical fashion similar to PMCPP analysis. Pronounced UM-FOO-TUB.
Thank you and enjoy!
(And yes, this blog is a touch satirical and focuses on way too many semantics. I love the Beatles and Paul.)
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