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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

 

For No One

Forgotten Faces

She says that long ago she knew someone but now he’s gone
She doesn’t need him


Forgotten faces for sale in a second-hand shop window.

By the way, if you're as hooked on the Beatles as I am, check out musicologist Alan Pollack's analysis of For No One.

Pollack goes into amazing detail. Just look at this one little bullet point:


The bridges feature a textbookishly classical pivot modulation to the key of ii (c# minor). By contrast, the verses rely on the definitely non classical flat-VII chord, instead of V, to establish the home key. Ironically, the errant V chord makes its only appearances in the song as part of the pivot home at bridge's end.


I have no idea what half of this means, but I love it! No kidding, I'm thinking of finding a musical theory course just so I can understand and appreciate more of Pollack's expositions.

If you like this article, go here to find links to all of Professor Pollack's extensive writings on the Beatles.

Comments:
Hello thank you sooo much for this! I have to write a essay on for no one and I didn't know where to start. You have some beautiful photo's on here- I don't really have time to look right now but I have bookmarked this page and I will be back! Thanks again. :)
 
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