'For the Benefit of Mr. McCartney' was written to represent Paul McCartney’s bass work during the latter part of his time with The Beatles. The line features many elements often found in McCartney’s basslines, such as a strong use of chord tones, the use of inversions, and the straight repetition of established parts. The line is also very melodic in places, reflecting McCartney’s tendency to have his basslines act as a sub-hook. This track also features some of the more unusual compositional elements that The Beatles began to experiment with on later albums, such as sudden time signature and tempo changes.

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