Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Transcription: Ringo Starr - God

Here's a nice little catalog of compound meter fills by Ringo Starr, playing on the acoustic, Anthology version of God. Reading Andy Newmark's interview got me in the mood for some Jim Keltner, which I thought this was until I looked at the credit (the little "A Day In The Life" quote after the "I don't believe in Beatles" line would've been cute coming from him). It's really worth it to give this at least one close read-through along with the recording- Ringo is very sensitive in his dynamics throughout the piece, and swings the 16ths in a variety of ways- anywhere between a dotted-16th/32nd rhythm to even 16ths.

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1 comment:

Todd Bishop said...

Oh, I guess I was a day early with this- today (July 7) is actually Ringo's birthday.