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Thread #45054   Message #664837
Posted By: Kaleea
08-Mar-02 - 12:29 AM
Thread Name: what do you want from a songbook
Subject: RE: what do you want from a songbook
Alanabit is making a good suggestion. If you have a particular style of guitar playing, say in fingerpicking style, you will want to include the tab for the arpeggio, strum, licks or whatever, for the person to learn. (this is how everybody learned to play Peter, Paul & Mary; John Denver; Pete Seeger, etc.!) While some read & others don't, if you include the notes, chords, AND tab with the lyrics, then all can most likely figure the song out, al the while listening to your CD. The songbook should be about all/most of the songs which are either on your CD's plural or else a particular CD companion book. You might visit your local music store (the kind that carries instruments & sheet music) and take a look at the racks of popular song books, especially by particular artists to see some various examples. In my decades of teaching lessons, I find that the books which have the most info will help the most amount of people.