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Thread #45054 Message #664535
Posted By: harvey andrews
07-Mar-02 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: what do you want from a songbook
Subject: RE: what do you want from a songbook
No, not strident..I thought that point about expensive liner notes was valid.That's what's behind my question. As a pro songwriter who's made his living from the art for 38 years I don't read music! And I suspect a lot of other musicians don't either. When I first started in folk clubs I learned my Paxton and Ochs songs by ear, so I wondered if a paperback book with 150 lyrics with the chords would be a better bet than a Stan Rogers type songbook with twenty or so songs but with music notation and a glossy format?