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Beatles Trivia

Mid-Term questions for my Music of the Beatles class - fans should know these

QuestionAnswer
When was Ringo Starr born? July 7, 1940
When was John Lennon born? October 9, 1940
When was Paul McCartney born? June 18, 1942
When was George Harrison born? February 25, 1943
When did John and Paul meet? July 6, 1957
Where did John and Paul meet? Quarry men concert at St. Peter's church
Who was the first drummer of the Beatles proper? Pete Best
Who was the first bass player of the Beatles proper? Stu Sutcliffe
What is Ringo Starr's real name? Richard Starkey
What was the primary instrument of John Lennon in the Beatles? Rhythm guitar
What was the primary instrument of Paul McCartney in the Beatles? Bass guitar
What was the primary instrument of George Harrison in the Beatles? Lead guitar
What was the primary instrument of Ringo Starr in the Beatles?
What are the "primary color chords" that skiffle, Buddy Holly and the early Beatles all used? I, IV, V (1, 4, 5)
What was the name of the major river that runs through the Beatles' hometown? Mersey River
What was the name of the bi-weekly newspaper in the Beatles' hometown that reported on the music scene? Mersey Beat
How was Julia Lennon killed? An off-duty police officer hit her with his car
What were the first two songs that the Beatles ever recorded and who wrote them? "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly and "In Spite of All the Danger" by Paul McCartney and George Harrison
True or False: All Lennon-McCartney songs are co-written. False
What does the S in SRDC stand for? Statement
What does the R in SRDC stand for? Restatement
What does the D in SRDC stand for? Departure
What does the C in SRDC stand for? Conclusion
What parts of SRDC make up the verse? SRD
What parts of SRDC make up the refrain? C
What are the characteristics of an intro? Beginning of the song, often instrumental, often harmonically rich
What are the characteristics of a verse? Different words for each verse attached to the same music, words tell the story of the song
What are the characteristics of a chorus? Same words, same music, "celebration of what the song is about," often prolongation of the I chord
What are the characteristics of a refrain? Contains the song title
What are the characteristics of a bridge? "Goes to a different harmonic landscape," often on the IV chord, often has a different mood
What are the characteristics of a solo? No voice, played by a solo instrument (or instruments)
What are the characteristics of a Coda? At the end of the song, sometimes fades out
What does the word Coda mean in Italian? Tail
Name 3 versions of the early names of the Beatles. (5 attached) Silver Beatles, Silver Beetles, Johnny and the Moondogs, Johnny and the Rainbows, Beetles
What year did the Beatles finally settle on the name, 'The Beatles'? 1960
What city did the Beatles do much of their apprenticeship during the early Beatles, besides Liverpool? Hamburg, Germany
What date and year did the Beatles make their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show? February 9, 1964
How many notes are available in a diatonic scale? Seven
How many notes are available in a pentatonic scale? Five or Six
How many notes are available in a chromatic scale? Twelve
In musical harmonic "grammar," what chord serves the role of the verb? Dominant (V-VII) chord
In musical harmonic "grammar," what chord serves the role of the subject? Tonic (I) chord
What is the chord progression of an authentic cadence? Five to one
What is the chord progression of a plagal cadence? Four to one
What is the chord progression of a deceptive cadence? Five to six
Between which two chords does the Aolian cadence alternate? One and six
What was the title of the Beatles' first number one hit in Britain? Please Please Me
What is the title of the most covered song in the history of Pop music? Yesterday
What does, "Michelle, ma belle, sont..." translate to? Michelle, my beauty, are some words that go very well together
What is the name of the Beatles' first major film? Hard Day's Night
What is the name of the Beatles' second major film? Help!
Which Beatle had the highest voice? Paul McCartney
Which Beatle had the second highest voice? John Lennon
Which Beatle had the lowest voice? John Lennon
On what street was the studio where the Beatles did most of their recordings? Abbey Road
What was the number of the studio where the Beatles did most of their recordings? Studio 2
What was the name of the Beatles' music director? George Martin
What was the name of the Beatles' manager? Brian Epstein
What was the first album released by the Beatles? (British release) Please Please Me
What was the second album released by the Beatles? (British release) With the Beatles
What was the third album released by the Beatles? (British release) Hard Day's Night
What was the fourth album released by the Beatles? (British release) Beatles for Sale
What was the fifth album released by the Beatles? (British release) Help!
What was the sixth album released by the Beatles? (British release) Rubber Soul
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