Customer Reviews for Classic Rock
Location: from Amherst, MA
July 15, 2004
This book is for the birds. The arrangements are awkward and questionable. I understand that transferring music from guitar to piano/keyboard is more art than science, but there were attempts here that were laughable ("More Than A Feeling" and "Dream On," especially). That being said, amazingly, surprisingly and stupendously, there is the best arrangement of "Layla" for keyboard in this book that I have ever seen (Dan Coates' being rather pathetic). That's the only good thing about this book, unless you make a living doing parodies of classic rock on piano.
18 of 36 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Milford, DE
September 10, 2001
doesn't cover entire songs
I'm going to be honest, this book is fairly lame. While there are some songs that are written perfectly, like "More Than a Feeling" and "Sweet Home Alabama" (even though the last minute or so isn't written), others like "Layla" leave out much. The whole ending of "Layla" is transcribed in the book in about a dozen or so measures. It does sound kick a**, but it should be much longer. In almost half the songs the song structure is incorrect. If I actually liked meatloaf I would be pleased by the fact that all of "Paradise...." is written out. "Dream On" leaves out a few important fills. But all in all buying this book is a much better deal than buying a whole bunch of separate sheet music. You have to expect to be dissapointed though.
22 of 43 people found this review helpful.