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Thread #85486   Message #1585671
Posted By: GUEST,Fullerton
18-Oct-05 - 05:38 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Mr Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan)
Subject: RE: Mr Tambourine Man Free notation
I have seen the sheet music for Mr Tambourine Man. I've got it somewhere in the loft.

But I'm not going to dig it out cos I remember it was a very poor quality imprint.

The song has verses that are of different lengths. This is rather unusual for many song writers, but not for Dylan. I detect Guthrie's influence here personally.

That affects the sheet music cos I remember it had a phenomenally complex repeat pattern when printed - it was an a real maze.

Piano arrangements for popular songs in the sixties was often very poor - they bear little resemblance to the original song and they often printed in the wrong key.

I mention this because if your search is successful, you may be disappointed with what you find.

Try playing arpeggios of the chords played above - play 8, arpeggiated notes for each chord. Kind of fingerpicking on the piano!

Hope this helps.