Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music!

Posted by: JeanieA

Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/06/12 03:46 PM

Beck's new "album" is not a recording, but a collection of sheet music , aimed at "reviving the singalongs around the piano." Interesting!
Posted by: EdwardianPiano

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/06/12 05:04 PM

Hurrah for them!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/06/12 10:36 PM

Is "Beck" a 'they' or a 'he?'
Posted by: Kawai James

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/06/12 10:45 PM

Beck is a 'he'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beck

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Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/07/12 12:23 AM

I think that is an awesome idea. smile Good for him.
Posted by: BenPiano

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/07/12 12:26 AM

AS an old Beck fan from 20 years ago, this totally fits his character.

Quote:
Want to listen to Beck's new record? Too bad—you have to play it yourself.


ha Totally off the wall. If you wanna make a buck, this ain't the way to do it.

Wanna get folks interested in making music themselves? This has potential for a small audience of future music makers. Brilliant!

Quote:
If you've taken a few years of piano lessons, it's not a big deal.


OK, ABF, let's hear some Beck! grin
Posted by: Bobpickle

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/07/12 12:42 AM

Cool idea
Posted by: 4evrBeginR

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/07/12 03:24 AM

Something old is new again. Back in the oooooold days, a composer wouldn't perform his music, he'll just give you music on paper! Now this probably means a lot of fans will upload their versions on YouTube. Is it even a cover when there is no original performance?
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/07/12 02:24 PM

I'll bet there will be a lot of YouTube recordings.

I just looked at the folio on Amazon, might need to add that to my Christmas wish list.

I don't know if this will interest Beck fans enough for them to pick up and instrument, but it has encouraged me to check out Beck!
Posted by: CHAS

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/23/12 09:56 PM

Or get it direct:

http://store.beck.com/products/beck-hansens-song-reader

oops, sold out blush
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Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/24/12 08:41 AM



I really like this one...
Posted by: malkin

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/24/12 08:49 AM

Thanks Mark...!
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Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/24/12 10:01 AM

Originally Posted By: malkin
Thanks Mark...!


You are welcome...interesting pieces...I must get this! I'm not sure my skill level is up to it, but it will be fun trying...

So many of the pieces have a familiar feel to them.
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Song Reader Blog
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Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/24/12 01:17 PM

Just picked it up at Barnes and Noble,

Could of saved all those posts, here is a master link...

Blog of everything
Posted by: Brent H

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/25/12 08:34 AM

I gave my sister a copy of the Song Reader last night when my family came over to eat Christmas Eve dinner and open presents. She played through a half-dozen of the songs on our piano, it was really fun.

A couple of them were tricky/fast enough she couldn't really sight-read the piano part and sing the tune at the same time. So I tried doing the singing on those...probably should have switched places. She's a lot better piano player than me but she's a lot, lot, lot, lot, LOT better singer!

The only bad thing was my nephew left his ukulele back at college when he came home for the holidays. There are some of those songs that would really be cool with a uke.
Posted by: Mark...

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/25/12 10:09 AM

She must be a pretty good player, seems the material is at an advanced intermediate level.
Posted by: Brent H

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/25/12 04:09 PM

I don't remember the names but a couple of them had sections she had to kind of stumble through. Like that one with the two hands fighting each other, it gets pretty brutal toward the end. The book as a whole was somewhere around the top end of her "sight reading level".

But yeah, she's a real good player. As children I quit taking piano lessons after about six years she kept them up all through high school. And then when I went about 35 years without playing at all she was still playing pretty regularly (and taking voice lessons, among other things). Nowadays most of her playing time is accompanying people to sing at church and whatnot so she's a good reader.

P.S. I always say my sister and I were given equal amounts of natural musical talent. We're a great experiment, proving the difference between working real hard at maximizing your talent vs. letting it go to waste!
Posted by: MaryAnn

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 12/26/12 02:17 AM

What a cool idea. I hope people like Stuart Murdoch and Sufjan Stevens follow suit.
Posted by: HouseHead78

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 01/07/13 08:16 AM

I got this album and can play through a few of the songs pretty well now. Love the concept and just wish I had someone who could read the singing parts and sing along while I play.
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Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 01/07/13 02:50 PM

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Posted by: HouseHead78

Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 01/07/13 05:46 PM

Thanks Mark! I found some cool interpretations as well. I love this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENWJkXRrcHY
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Re: Pop singer's new album is ... sheet music! - 01/07/13 10:10 PM

Good one HouseHead78...