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  Abstract 0199
  Pasquali, Augusto (1996), "Persistenza del mito dei Beatles ed il loro uso nella didattica musicale." [The persistence of the Beatles-myth and its use in music teaching.] In: Rossana Dalmonte (ed.), Analisi e canzoni. Trento: Dipartimento di Scienze Filologiche e Storiche, Università degli Studi di Trento, 1996, 161-168.
  Today's teenagers still know the Beatles' music very well, while pre-adolescent, 11 to 14 year old, students recognize the music as a part of their "musical soundscape." On the basis of the group's popularity, the author advances a set of didactic tools to be used in secondary education. Of course, the best thing to do is sing and play the songs in different ways, together with the class, and comment upon the importance of sound in pop music. Song-listening is the starting point for formal analysis and, more importantly, for the attribution of new meanings and functions to the songs — video clips, jingles, etcetera. The Beatles' story opens up for suggestive historical comments and for the opportunity to recreate the atmosphere of an era and the ideals of a generation, through the music. The Beatles' world fortunes are also worth considering, in order to investigate their circumstances and think about the role of the record industry in the making of mass consensus.
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