Top 10: Best Songs of the Beatles

The Beatles were an English-born rock band founded in 1956. Composed by John Lennon (singer, guitarist, and composer), Paul Mc Cartney (bassist, composer, voice), George Harrison (guitar and voice) and Ringo Starr (drums). Their songs with a psychedelic and unique style change the music´s story forever. Here we bring you the best songs by The Beatles …

10. In my life

This song is positioned at number 23 of the Rolling Stone «The 500 Best Songs in History».

9. Something

This song had an excellent reception and achieved great commercial success. Around 150 artists have performed the song. Without a doubt one of Harrison’s best writings … Thanks, Ray Charles!

8. Strawberry Field Forever

This song is inspired by Lennon’s memories of his experiences while playing in the garden of a children’s home of the Salvation Army (Non-governmental organization of private social welfare.)

7. Eat Together

After their separation, the band launched the song “Let it Be.” Then, the band came together again and created this piece transmitting a fresher and rejuvenated look.

6. Let it Be

This song came from the inspiration of a dream of the writer McCartney where his mother advised him that it was better to let go… Everything coincides in that at that time the band was at its worst moment and the song was not released until the year 1970 because the Band had just separated.

5. Here Comes The Sun

Together with “Something,” Here Comes the Sun is one of the best hits written by the guitarist and vocalist, George Harrison. While the band was going through a bad financial moment George was isolated and the omen of Here Come the Sun emerged.

4. Twist and Shout

For those who swore and always thought that this song was from The Beatles, we told them that to their surprise this song is originally from a band called The Top Notes. The Beatles made its version and that’s how it became known worldwide.

3. Hey Jude

With more than 7 minutes long it was one of the longest songs at that time. The song Hey Jude, previously called “Hey Jules” is inspired by Lennon’s son, Julian, since the intention was to comfort him for the pain caused by his parents’ divorce.

2. All You Need Is Love

It was the first song broadcast globally on satellite television in 30 countries and seen by more than 400 million people in the “Our World” program, where each country was represented by an artistic number. In this case, The Beatles represented the United Kingdom.

  1. Yesterday

Romantic and melancholic ballad composed and only recorded with the voice of Paul McCartney. Besides, it is one of the most versioned songs in the history of popular music with 1600 performances and the best-known version is the Elvis Presley.

I think we could never include in a post all the best songs of The Beatles. Simply because they are many, but we have tried to collect the best.

Are you missing a song? Tell us and give us your opinion!

What should I look for to buy a guitar case?

Recently, I bought a new guitar case and I discover that is hard to find useful info in the web. If you are going to buy a case for your guitar, but you have doubts about which one suits you best, I´m going to detail the characteristics that differentiate one from the other, in this post. I hope I can help you to choose the one that best suits your needs.

Features that differentiate guitar sleeves

Dimensions

The first thing you should look for is the size. You must make sure the dimensions of your guitar so that the case fits correctly. In addition to the length and width, you must consider the thickness. Looking at the dimensions is especially important if the guitar belongs to a child.

Weight

The same guitar is already an important weight that sometimes makes it difficult to move. The lighter the case, the better. Although most of the time the weight of the case goes hand in hand with the dimensions and weight of the instrument. This characteristic also depends on the physical form of each.

Shape

There are universal covers that adapt to the shape of almost any type of guitar. Others, instead, have the specific silhouette for an electric guitar, Spanish, acoustic, etc… If you do not want to play it or your guitar has a very peculiar shape, it will be better for you to choose one that is exclusive for that type.

Material

There are covers of diverse materials. This characteristic determines the aesthetic. There are brighter materials or less. Some covers can combine different materials creating different effects.

But it is also important that you look at whether it is a resistant, flexible, waterproof or washable material.

Zipper

How is the zipper? You must look where it is located and also its length. If the opening is too short, it may be more difficult to remove the guitar from the case. The thickness and resistance of the zipper are also important, if it is narrow, it may be damaged or torn off beforehand by the weight of the guitar.

Double seams

Double seams make the case more resistant. Especially if your guitar is very heavy or if you must move it around very frequently.

Outer bag

Some cases have an outer bag that comes in handy for putting sheet music, song lyrics, manuals or any other type of material necessary for our interpretation.

Price

The guitar covers have very different prices. Their range is wide: from around € 10 for starters to € 3,000 for some of the most sophisticated.

Piano songs you will absolutely love

There was a time when the piano was the true protagonist of the compositions. We speak of course when the stars had names like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin or Johannes Brahms. But over the years, this instrument has been relegated to the background because of other instruments such as the electric guitar, which has also been losing prominence.

From All percussions, we have decided to perform a memory exercise and recover those songs of modern music in which the piano is the real protagonist, or at least it carries the singing voice of the song

Although any song can be performed on piano, in this post we are going to leave a list of the piano songs that have been famous.

The best piano songs ever

OST The Piano

The soundtrack of the 1993 film “The Piano” has a song performed by this instrument that has great intensity and is up to this list.

Love story theme (piano)

In 1970, Erich Segal had a film known as “Love Story” that triumphed so much for how deep the story is that it tells as well as what its soundtrack liked.

Nuvole Bianche

This great piano musical piece became famous thanks to the announcement of the 2015 Lottery. In the announcement there were no dialogues, it was only the piano music of the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi that conveyed the message along with the images.

Moonlight

The first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata Opus 27 No. 2, better known as moonlight, is well known and conveys a lot of feeling.

The river flows in you

This piece of Yiruma is one of the most beautiful piano songs for many music lovers.

This is the end of my personal and intimate review of the imprint that this instrument has been leaving the last century and beyond. Of course, I await your comments with your favorite themes. Do not forget to share this blog entry to help grow the community of All Percusions.

The Best Singers in History: Male Vocalists

I will like to start this blog with a couple of lists. What best list to start, that one with the best singer in history? At least, for me.

Surely, when defining who is or was the best singer in history, everyone will have their opinion, but we will try to make a list of the best singing men of all time and I invite you to contribute with your opinions in the comments. That way, surely the List will be even better.

Freddie Mercury

Queen’s vocalist is, for many, the best singer of all time. The fact of having died young has given him the peculiarity of myth, but that does not detract from the undoubted merit of being one of the best voices of all time.
Not only because of his portentous voice and spectacular acting. In addition to singing, Mercury was a great composer and proof of this are the hits “Bohemian Rhapsody” (highly complex), “Somebody to love” and “Barcelona” (both absolutely exciting) or “We are the Champions” (a whole hymn), to name just some of the songs he composed. Furthermore, he played piano and guitar.
That said: all in one.

Frank Sinatra

The American singer who was born in 1915 in Los Angeles, has been known by all music lovers as “The Voice” because he was considered the man with the best voice in the world.
Besides to be a great vocalist, he was also an actor in countless movies.
Frank Sinatra was the first in many things. He was a teenage idol, an example to follow and the original bad boy, too. It has been, until now, the source of inspiration for hundreds of artists. And awakened a real youth hysteria:
Before the screams of thousands of fans are heard by The Beatles or One Direction, the girls shouted for Frank Sinatra. One of the historical moments was when 30 thousand girls arrived in Times Square in New York on October 12, 1944.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll” was born in 1935 in Tupelo, although since childhood he lived in Memphis. With his music he got the black culture to have better acceptance in 1956 and turned rock and roll into a musical genre, which he impregnated that rebellious and youthful character that today makes it unique.
He died in August 1977, although the legend that Elvis is still alive continues …

Luciano Pavarotti

This renowned Italian tenor, famous throughout the world for both his interpretations in operas and collaborations with duos of different types of music. The greatness of Pavarotti is going to be measured by the vacant space he left behind. There is no tenor, none, which has been able to occupy its place as regards vocal quality, artistic expression, emotional capacity, solar dimension, and communicative talent. There are extraordinarily interesting voices in the media right now, but the death of the Big leaves the succession issue unsolved.