- Created by: Emilykrevision
- Created on: 12-03-18 18:49
- Three different keys - A major for the verses- B♭ major for the pre-chorus- G major for the chorus- Doesn't end in the same key as the beginning- Harmonic interest- Chromatically ascending.
- Verses and pre-chorus are written in triple metre (3/4) and the chorus in quadruple metre (4/4).
- Uses unconventional instruments: Lowrey organ, Tambura, Maracas.
- Unique/ strange instruments
- Experimental song writing because of the above features.
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- Sung at a moderate tempo.
- Song has provoked discussion over the Beatles' drug use.
- 'Lucy with in the Sky with Diamonds'- A play on the letters of LSD.- Lennon says it was completely coincidental.
- Classified as psychedelic pop.- Linked to drug users.
- McCartney added the fanciful phrases 'cellophane flowers', 'kaleidoscope eyes', 'newspaper taxis' and 'plasticine porters with looking glass ties'.
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- John played acoustic guitar and sang most of the lyrics- some were double tracked.
- Paul sang part of the song, added harmonies, played bass and a Lowrey organ using a celeste bell-like sound.
- Ringo played drums.
- George Martin (manager) played piano.
- George Harrison played distorted lead guitar (through a Leslie speaker- warmer sound) and also maracas and a drone on the tambura.
- Echo effect (reverb) added which adds to the 'spacey' feel to the song.
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- Verse 1
- Verse 2
- Verse 3
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