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Archive of posts tagged The Beatles

Rock Star Grammar

Rock star grammar is a subject very dear to me, and woe to the Chicago-style Nazis and prescriptive word-wardens, the Creative Writing teachers and literalist listeners; woe to ‘em. Sometimes the demands of the melody outweigh the goal of making sense or even expressing meaning to your audience. Sometimes the song just writes itself, and […]

A Hard Day’s Chord

The most famous chord in all of rock ‘n’ roll is the opening chord of

Major Sevenths

Hello, and welcome to the Los Doggies blog! This is the very first post, so I’m writing about my favorite chord — the Major Seventh. Check it out on this crappy out-of-tune guitar. It’s called the Chord of Love. To understand why, let’s take a look at the 4 beautiful notes that form a Major […]