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Thursday, 31 October 2019
Barnard's Inn Hall

What is the opening chord of a Hard Day's Night?

Professor Jeremy Summerly

The Beatles' 'Hard Day's Night' contains one of the most discussed opening chords in music history, watch Prof. Jeremy Summerly unpack all the elements that make this chord so hard to pin down!

Watch the full lecture here: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/musical-openings

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Jeremy is Visiting Gresham Professor of Music History. 

He is the Sterndale Bennett Lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music. He also chairs the Academy's Continuing Professional Development Programme. 

He has delivered the annual Christmas carol service at Gresham College since 2014. In 2019, he was made Visiting Professor of Music History.

Professor Summerly's lecture series are as follows:

2020/21 100 Years of BBC Radio

2019/20 Making Music

All lectures by the Visiting Professor of Music History can be accessed here.

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