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Anyone remember this music book?

Jane of 'ull 31 Dec 10 - 12:25 PM
Liz the Squeak 31 Dec 10 - 12:46 PM
Jack Campin 31 Dec 10 - 02:02 PM
Geoff the Duck 31 Dec 10 - 02:02 PM
GUEST,Carolyn 31 Dec 10 - 02:35 PM
Lin in Kansas 31 Dec 10 - 05:59 PM
JohnInKansas 31 Dec 10 - 06:52 PM
JohnInKansas 01 Jan 11 - 12:23 AM
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Subject: Anyone remember this music book?
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 12:25 PM

I just wondered if anyone can help me find a music book I borrowed for a while about 20 years ago and haven't seen again since? I think it was called something like 100 Folk Songs or Acoustic songs, it was a big hardback at least 2 inches thick. It contained arrangements for piano with guitar chords. There were songs by Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Dylan, Joni Mitchell etc. Some of the songs I remember in it were Horse With No Name, Days of 49, You're So Vain, After the Goldrush, Both Sides Now, Mr Tambourine Man. Be great to find this book again!


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this music book?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 12:46 PM

Might be one of the Busker's Bible books - you could check Amazon or if you're in the UK, Foyles.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this music book?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 02:02 PM

Busker Books

I've never used them.


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this music book?
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 02:02 PM

I'd like to know if anyone remembers books borrowed from me, and can they give me them back please?
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this music book?
From: GUEST,Carolyn
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 02:35 PM

If you're looking for a large collection of PVG songs, there's a 10-volume set on the Internet Archive. I've never even heard of a lot of
the songs, but just take a look at it. What an amazing collection!
Here's the link:
http://www.archive.org/details/TDavidFranklinMillionDollarCollectionofSheetMusic_0


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this music book?
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 05:59 PM

Wow, Carolyn, thank you! Immediate add to Favorites, and have even downloaded a bunch, since I am (mostly) paper-trained, but unable to play by ear--this is a welcome resource.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this music book?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 06:52 PM

GUEST,Carolyn -

For the link-challenged:

http://www.archive.org/details/TDavidFranklinMillionDollarCollectionofSheetMusic_0

It must be a good bunch of stuff, since "she" ordered me to capture it for her.

A sidebar at the left at the link offers the ten volumes and a master index (the last & smallest file) as .pdf files, so you can right click and "save target as" to get them on your local machine. Total for the full set is about 173 MB, so people with a slower connection might want to download one or two volumes and see what they're getting before doing the full set.

Each separate volume has its own index at the front. The sheet music is mostly legible enough, although one might get dizzy from reading from the slanty pages, some of which tilt left at the top and right at the bottom, and some other way in the middle. I can understand the difficulty of getting straight scans on that many pages, as I've been doing a bit of "archiving" myself recently (although mostly not music).

The songs I've looked at should mostly be familiar to those in the US who listened to much radio up through sometime in the 60s, and include movie and show tunes along with some "popular" stuff. So far as I've been able to see, there is no separation of different kinds of songs in the various volumes.

There is an index by composers begining at page 101 of the master index, following a few comments, although lots of the sheet music pages do not show any attribution.

At page 104 of the master index, it is claimed

"There are 4,596 tunes which are not in Gb (and, one which is!)"

(Most are in C, indicting perhaps that they're from piano sheet music?)

The index does not convert readily to text or doc format, but that's a common problem with "column layout" stuff, and the text layer seems to be relatively complete so short bits of text can be copied out fairly readily. Sheet music pages extract okay (as .bmp for a few I tried) to my ancient Photoshop Elements, and should print okay direct from the pdf.

John


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this music book?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 12:23 AM

The collection at the link in the previous post does show Mr Tambourine Man (vol 10 p 306) and You're So Vain (vol 5 p 32) but I drew a blank on the other titles listed in the opening post.

The master index doesn't include a list of composers, although at least some of the volumes do have a separate index for them. It would be necessary to search each volume to see which ones have author/composer indices to look for them. The master song title index does show several songs by "Simon," a few by "Dylan," visible as you scroll through it.

John


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