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Just The Riffs For Piano

By Steely Dan

Keyboard - Difficulty: medium
By Steely Dan. Piano. Soft Rock and Pop Rock. Instructional book (keyboard excerpts only). With standard notation, chord names, instructional text, performance notes and introductory text. 40 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500164).

Item Number: HL.2500164

ISBN 1575603101. 9x12 inches.

Any true fan of the Dan know that Donald Fagen's wizardry on the keys is as unique as his voice, and just as eccentric. This book in the Just the Riffs series culls more than 65 great riffs - from Can't Buy a Thrill through Two Against Nature - and transcribes them note-for-note, just as Fagen played them. Includes riffs from: Babylon Sisters * Black Cow * The Boston Rag * Cousin Dupree * Deacon Blues * Do It Again * Gaucho * Green Earrings * Hey Nineteen * Josie * Kid Charlemagne * Reeling in the Years * Rikki Don't Lose That Number * Time Out of Mind * and more.

  • Parker's Band 
  • Green Earrings 
  • Time Out Of Mind 
  • Gaucho 
  • Babylon Sisters 
  • Glamour Profession 
  • My Rival 
  • Black Cow 
  • Sign In Stranger 
  • Home At Last 
  • I Got The News 
  • Josie 
  • Gaslighting Abbie 
  • What A Shame About Me 
  • Two Against Nature 
  • Cousin Dupree 
  • Black Friday 
  • Bodhisattva 
  • Deacon Blues 
  • Do It Again 
  • Kid Charlemagne 
  • Reeling In The Years 
  • Rikki Don't Lose That Number 
  • Bad Sneakers 
  • The Boston Rag 
  • Your Gold Teeth II 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

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  • 2004-07-22 00:00:00.0 The anatomy of Steely Dan

    If you are interested in how Steely Dan constructs their songs, this book is it. The use of 9th intervals and chord clusters are explained with written commentary. Still the book is entertaining, just when you get into it, the riff is over, too bad.

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  • 2004-05-04 00:00:00.0 An excellent resource

    This book is excellent for those of us who have a dominantly classical music background and who like to get their teeth into something a little more challenging than little turn-arounds and tunes that would never stand by us in say an improvisation context. Disappointing though that, unlike most...

    of Cherry Lane Publications, this book DOES NOT COME WITH A DEMO CD. That's a pity - truly, but not a completely disasterous one. I would recommend this book for anyone that can read piano music.

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  • 2003-12-10 00:00:00.0 Great Fun!

    This book is a lot of fun! The transcriptions are as note-for-note as anything I've ever seen -- and I have an out-of-print book of Steely Dan transcriptions for many of the same songs. This puts that book to shape (interestingly enough, they're both Cherry...

    Hill publications) EXCEPT for the fact that, as stated, it's just riffs. You don't get the whole song, so go out and buy another Cherry Hill publication and use them together. It's a shame they don't publish them in one book, isn't it? In any event, I've had much fun with this book. I highly recommend.

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