"Magical Mystery Tour" trumpets

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SteveB, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. SteveB

    SteveB Mezzo Piano User

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    I did some searching/Googling, and only found out who the actual trumpet players were on the recording.

    However, I can't figure out if the background trumpet fanfares were recorded in real time . . . . . or done via the Beatles' often-used half-speed recording / full-speed playback technique. (i.e., recording at half-speed an octave lower than written; resulting in normal pitch playing back twice as fast at the analog recorder's full-speed).

    The trumpets are very articulately flying through what sounds like 32nd notes at about 160bpm during the fanfare!! :shock: :shock:

    Anybody have any background info on how those particular trumpets were recorded?? :-?
     
  2. JustinSmith

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    I found this link. This looks like it would be the ultimate source on the Beatles/George Martin's recording techniques.

    Recording The Beatles
     
  3. SteveB

    SteveB Mezzo Piano User

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    I've often thought about buying that book. Anybody else already have it??
     
  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Are you talking about the title tune? Play along with it. You can do it!
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  5. SteveB

    SteveB Mezzo Piano User

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    Yeah, right. :D As soon as I learn how to "quadruple-tongue." :lol: :lol:
     
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    You got to believe!
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  7. tedh1951

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    Once again Mr. Wise provides us with the ultimate accolade - "You can do it, you got to believe." Thank you for your support Wilmer. My tutor says the only difference between we amateurs and professional musicians is simply the amount we are prepared/able to practice. Big shoes eh .....?
     

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