Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was the first president of the London Baroque Society?
2. According to George Martin in Chapter 4, why is a human voice more interesting than a synthesizer?
3. Who first contacted George Martin in 1962 about a new group called the Beatles, as described in Chapter 7?
4. Who woke George Martin in the middle of the night, at the beginning of Chapter 1?
5. George Martin guesses he was how old when his family got a piano?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did George Martin come to record "At the Drop of a Hat" with Donald Swann and Michael Flanders, and what was unusual about the recording method he used?
2. For the film, "The Family Way", what sort of tune did George Martin ask Paul McCartney to write, and what strategy did he employ when Paul McCartney was slow to comply?
3. What difficulties were presented by John Lennon's request that George Martin fuse together two unique versions of "Strawberry Fields Forever"?
4. How does George Martin compare multi-track recording to a four-layer cake, as described in Chapter 8?
5. What sites did George Martin consider for AIR's second studio, a residential complex, and where was it ultimately constructed?
6. How is a click track used in scoring a film?
7. Relate one anecdote from George Martin's early career at Parlophone, as described in Chapter 3.
8. In the song, "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite", how did George Martin achieve his complex hurdy-gurdy effect?
9. Why did the Beatles stand up George Martin in 1964, as described in Chapter 1?
10. Why, according to George Martin in Chapter 2, is pop music not a step down from classical?
Describe the phenomenon, as explained by George Martin in Chapter 6, of two stereo speakers creating the illusion of sound emanating from a central point, in addition to the left and right. How did he use this phenomenon to its best advantage in his recordings?
Compile a list of famous names in "All You Need Is Ears" that may be unfamiliar to Americans or to younger readers. Create a brief byline for each person, indicating why he or she is famous. Should subsequent editions of the book contain footnotes, elaborating on these celebrities' claims to fame?
Describe George Martin's complex relationship with Debussy's "L'Après-midi d'une faune." How did the piece enhance his understanding of orchestration?
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