All You Need Is Ears Test | Final Test - Hard

George Martin
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. As described in Chapter 14, AIR built its first studio where?

2. What did George Martin believe would replace discs played by needles, at the time his book was written?

3. George Martin wrote the musical score for which Michael Caine film, following the success of "Yellow Submarine"?

4. Which Beatles song was the first to feature other musicians, in addition to the four Beatles and George Martin?

5. As stated in Chapter 8, in what year did George Martin make his first trip to America?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way was the construction of the first AIR studio innovative, as described in Chapter 14?

2. What, according to George Martin, is the best way to orchestrate for strings?

3. How is a click track used in scoring a film?

4. As explained in Chapter 13, how does George Martin respond when asked how to become a successful record producer?

5. What does George Martin define as the golden treadmill?

6. What is George Martin's explanation for the song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", contrary to the popular theory that the song is about LSD?

7. In Chapter 11, George Martin expresses his naivety regarding what activities of the Beatles?

8. Which is the only Beatles film not scored by George Martin, and why?

9. Why, as described in Chapter 10, did George Martin become increasingly frustrated with EMI?

10. What was the first film scored by George Martin, and why does he refer to the process as a nightmare?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe George Martin's complex relationship with Debussy's "L'Après-midi d'une faune." How did the piece enhance his understanding of orchestration?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the formation of AIR. Detail the design and construction of its first studio in London and its residential studio in Montserrat.

Essay Topic 3

What creative techniques, employed by George Martin and the Beatles, caused "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to be regarded by many as the best album of all time?

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