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Pat Metheny Songbook

Lead Sheets

By Pat Metheny

Multi-Instrument - Difficulty: medium to medium-difficult
Lead Sheets. By Pat Metheny. Guitar Book. Jazz and Jazz Fusion. Fake book (leadsheet notation). With leadsheet notation and chord names. 448 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.660000).

Item Number: HL.660000

ISBN 0634007963. 9x12 inches.

Now for the first time ever, all musicians can play and study nearly every note Pat Metheny has ever written in this amazing new book that he deems his 'most exciting project since (his) first album.' Over a decade in the making and done with Metheny's intense involvement every step of the way, the Pat Metheny Songbook is a complete collection of this genius guitarist/composer's songs from the recording of Bright Size Life in 1975 to today. This comprehensive tribute includes compositions from all of his solo records, group records, collaborations with Lyle Mays and others, and more - 167 songs in total in its more than 400 pages! The compositions are presented in lead sheet arrangements, enabling all musicians unprecedented access to Metheny's music. Also includes a two-page time line of Pat Metheny milestones; an introduction from the editors; a table of contents which lists the songs and their composer credits; a biography; a complete full-color discography including album covers, musician credits and Metheny's commentary; plus his thoughts on composing, improvising, developing a unique style; and more. This long-awaited, landmark release is absolutely essential for all Metheny fans!

  • Across The Sky 
  • Airstream 
  • American Garage 
  • And Then I Knew 
  • Antonia 
  • April Joy 
  • April Wind 
  • Are You Going With Me? 
  • As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls 
  • As A Flower Blossoms 
  • As I Am 
  • The Awakening 
  • Ballad Z 
  • Barcarole 
  • The Bat 
  • Beat 70 
  • Better Days Ahead 
  • Bright Size Life 
  • The Calling 
  • Cathedral In A Suitcase 
  • Change Of Heart 
  • The Chief 
  • Cool Nights 
  • (Cross The) Heartland 
  • Dancing 
  • Daybreak 
  • Don't Forget (Renato's Theme) 
  • Double Guatemala 
  • Dream Of The Return 
  • Eighteen 
  • 80/81 
  • End Of The Game 
  • The Epic 
  • Estupenda Graca 
  • Every Day (I Thank You) 
  • Every Summer Night 
  • Extradition 
  • Facing West 
  • Family 
  • Farmer's Trust 
  • The Fields, The Sky 
  • First Circle 
  • 557 
  • Folk Song #1 
  • Follow Me 
  • For A Thousand Years 
  • S.C.O. 
  • 45/8 
  • Forward March 
  • The Girls Next Door 
  • (Go) Get It 
  • Goin' Ahead 
  • H & H 
  • Half Life Of Absolution 
  • Have You Heard 
  • The Heat Of The Day 
  • Here To Stay 
  • Hermitage 
  • Holding Us 
  • Homecoming 
  • House On The Hill 
  • If I Could 
  • Imaginary Day 
  • In Her Family 
  • Quartet (Introduction) 
  • It's For You 
  • Ivy 
  • Jaco 
  • James 
  • John McKee 
  • Just Like The Day 
  • Kathelin Gray 
  • Lakes 
  • Language Of Time 
  • The Last To Know 
  • Last Train Home 
  • Letter From Home 
  • Lone Jack 
  • Long Ago Child 
  • The Longest Summer 
  • A Map Of The World 
  • Marta's Theme 
  • Mas Alla 
  • Message To A Friend 
  • Midwestern Nights Dream 
  • Minuano (Six-Eight) 
  • Missouri Uncompromised 
  • Mojave 
  • Nacada 
  • Naked Moon 
  • Never Too Far Away 
  • New Chautauqua 
  • Nine Over Reggae 
  • Not To Be Forgotten 
  • Oasis 
  • Offramp 
  • Omaha Celebration 
  • On The Night You Were Born 
  • Outcasts 
  • Parallel Realities 
  • Passaggio Per Il Paradiso (Main Theme) 
  • Inori (Prayer) 
  • Pretty Scattered 
  • Question & Answer 
  • Quiet Rising 
  • Rain River 
  • The Red One 
  • Red Sky 
  • The Red Wind 
  • Resolution 
  • River Quay 
  • The Road To You 
  • The Roots Of Coincidence 
  • San Lorenzo 
  • Say The Brother's Name 
  • Sea Song 
  • The Search 
  • Second Thought 
  • See The World 
  • Seven Days 
  • Sirabhorn 
  • Slip Away 
  • So May It Secretly Begin 
  • Something To Remind You 
  • Sometimes I See 
  • Song For Bilbao 
  • Soul Cowboy 
  • Spring Ain't Here 
  • Story From A Stranger 
  • A Story Within A Story 
  • Straight On Red 
  • Stranger In Town 
  • Sueno Con Mexico 
  • The Sun In Montreal 
  • Sunlight 
  • Take Another Look 
  • Tears Of Rain 
  • Tell Her You Saw Me 
  • Tell It All 
  • Third Wind 
  • Three Flights Up 
  • Timeline 
  • To The End Of The World 
  • Too Soon Tomorrow 
  • Travels 
  • Trigonometry 
  • The Truth Will Always Be 
  • Uniquity Road 
  • Unity Village 
  • Wasn't Always Easy 
  • Watercolors 
  • We Had A Sister 
  • We Live Here 
  • What Do You Want? 
  • When We Were Free 
  • Whittlin' 
  • The Whopper 
  • Chris 
  • Daulton Lee 
  • This Is Not America 
  • Grampa's Ghost 
  • Goodbye 
  • (It's Just) Talk 
  • September Fifteenth 
  • Phase Dance 
  • Praise 
  • Always And Forever 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

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  • 2010-04-01 00:00:00.0 Nice book, but missing some of the coolest songs

    Was interested in this book for the songs from the " Missouri sky" CD, but couldn't find the songs I was looking for. So a big disapppointment there

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  • 5

    Paris, TN
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  • 2006-05-04 00:00:00.0 Marching to Pat Metheny

    At my high school we marched to Pat Metheny's Letter from Home. It was a beautiful Ballad that I really enjoyed marching to infront of everyone during our shows. I hope that next year we do another one of Pat Metheny's Ballads.

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  • 4

    Dayton, Ohio
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  • 2002-01-03 00:00:00.0 No Solos Transcribed

    The book is a fantastic work if you are looking for charts of almost all of Metheny's music. However, if you are hoping to find his guitar solos transcribed, you will be let down. I'm still waiting for a note-for-note book covering his most amazing guitar...


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  • 5

    New Jersey
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  • 2001-01-10 00:00:00.0 What wonderful music!

    I played a Pat Methany Tribute, and what a wonderful composer he was!

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  • 5

    Astoria, NY
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  • 2000-12-27 00:00:00.0 Finally

    Finally, an authoritative reference for Pat Metheny's music. I especially enjoyed the descriptions and context given by Metheny in which he describes the thought process that accompanied each song. Even the most rhythmically challenging pieces (e.g., First Circle) are faithfully and accurately transcribed in a familiar lead sheet...

    type format. Harmonically dense passages immediately make sense with chord symbols. (e.g., The Sun in Montreal). This is high quality.

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