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Play It Like It Is. Folk Rock and Pop Rock. Guitar tablature songbook. With guitar tablature, standard guitar notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams and guitar notation legend. 111 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500325).

Item Number: HL.2500325

ISBN 1575604256. 9x12 inches.

This collection traces the acoustic guitar in pop music from John Denver and The Beatles to James Taylor and Dave Matthews. Includes lyrics and tab for Annie's Song, Here Comes the Sun, To Be with You and more.

About Play It Like It Is

The Cherry Lane Play It Like It Is series features authentic note-for-note transcriptions of guitar music taken directly off recordings. This series features some of the greatest guitar players and groups. Every book contains notes and tablature.

  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring  Performed by Leo Kottke
  • Love Song  Performed by Tesla
  • Greensleeves  Performed by Jeff Beck
  • Satellite  Performed by Dave Matthews Band
  • Follow Me  Performed by John Denver
  • Amazed  Performed by Lonestar
  • American Tune  Performed by Paul Simon
  • Anu  Performed by Adrian Legg
  • Willin'  Performed by Little Feat
  • Annie's Song  Performed by John Denver
  • The Boxer  Performed by Simon And Garfunkel
  • Classical Gas  Performed by Mason Williams
  • Dog & Butterfly  Performed by Heart
  • Here Comes The Sun  Performed by The Beatles
  • I Want To Know What Love Is  Performed by Foreigner
  • Summer Breeze  Performed by Seals And Crofts
  • This Shirt  Performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Time In A Bottle  Performed by Jim Croce
  • To Be With You  Performed by Mr. Big
  • Buckets Of Rain  Performed by Bob Dylan
  • Don't Cry  Performed by Guns N' Roses
  • You've Got A Friend  Performed by James Taylor
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  • May 12, 2004 NOT note-for-note transcriptions

    The logo/slogan of this Cherry Lane series reads "Play it like it is . . . . note for note transcriptions." Well, that dog don't hunt. Ganted, there are some nice arrangements in this book. And some pieces come CLOSE to being decent transcriptions, but most of the selections here fall far...

    short of that mark. Just compare the Paul Simon "American Tune" version included in this book to that in Mark Hanson's "Paul Simon Transcribed" (which IS a genuine transcription) and you'll see the difference. Even when you think the authors are on the right track, as in the opening measures of "Time in a Bottle," it turns out that what they've written is a major fourth below the recorded version. Why? Who knows. So, the short story is, if you simply want a nice selection of decent arrangements, then this book might please you; if you're looking for real note-for-note transcriptions, look elsewhere.

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