How The Beatles "Launched A String-Playing Revolution" In Pop Music


All Things Strings - 'a magazine for players of violin, viola, cello, bass and fiddle' - has written an article about how The Beatles "Launched A String-Playing Revolution" in pop music.

The band first used strings when they recorded 'Yesterday', but incorporated them into many of their tracks from then on. 

From All Things Strings: "“Its impact has been huge,” says cellist and arranger John Reed of the Hampton String Quartet, whose members have built a career arranging and recording pop music for string quartets and orchestras. “‘Yesterday’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’ said in one fell swoop, strings can be cool. Certainly strings had been used as padding in arrangements for a long time before that, but it heralded them into the culture of rock and pop."

Which Beatles tracks with classical string instruments are your favourites? Let us know in the comments! 

You can read the full All Things Strings article, here. 

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