A ninefold typology of Beatles please-please analysts

The Bibliolore blog reports: In an experiment, three groups of music students transcribed the first 64 seconds of The Beatles’ Please please me. Analysis of these transcriptions yielded a ninefold typology of polylinear listeners: holistic melodists, holistic formalists, impressionists, melodic conventionalists, semiprofessional generalists, nonmelodic semiprofessional generalists, nonprofessional melodic generalists, semiprofessional rhythmicians, and holistic graphicians. This according […]