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A Hard Chord

“The first chord of Hard Day’s Night.. What Is The First Chord?”

A Hard Chord

Randy Bachman (he was big in Canada–look it up) visited Abbey Road Studios and was presented with a maddening choice: he could hear anything at all from the masters of the Beatles catalogue.
He chose the first chord of “Hard Day’s Night.” Here, he explains the process behind that one iconic sound.

About the author

Teressa Iezzi is the editor of Co.Create. She was previously the editor of Advertising Age’s Creativity, covering all things creative in the brand world.



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