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What Makes This Song Great - Tom Petty “Free Fallin’”


There is more going on than it appears.


Very simple, repeating chord structure, melody stays pretty much all around 1-2-3, and yes it is great.


I like this guy's enthusiasm. Very enjoyable to listen to.


I'm a big fan of Rick Beato, I even bought the Beato Book. Rick holds a Masters Degree in music, his book is packed with music theory, and is over 400 pages long. I played piano as a kid, and was in the band from 4th through 12th grade, with 3 years of high school music theory. I thought I had a pretty good grasp on theory, until I bought The Beato Book. I can highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to get deep into well laid out college level music theory.


Crazy what went into, what sounds like such a simple song..... I wonder what color Tom Petty’s socks were when he recorded it?


I've been really enjoying Rick Beato's "What Makes This Song Great" YouTube series. I've learned a great deal watching and listening to him dissect some great tunes. There are a lot of song writing and production techniques, that fly under the radar, until they pointed out. Great series, I hope he keeps it up.

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