John, Elton: Elton John Piano Transcriptions

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Catalogue No: AM92020
Shop Product Code: 1786747
Elton John Piano Transcriptions

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Department: Pop, Rock & Blues - Groups & Artists

Publisher: Music Sales

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Contains fifteen songs for piano vocal and guitar. Titles featured are:Bennie and the Jets Border Song Blue Eyes Candle I n The Wind Don't Let The Song Go Down On Me Goodbye Yellow Brick Road I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Indian Su nset Rocket Man Someone Saved My Life Tonight Song For Guy Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Tiny Dancer Tonight and Y our Song.


"The transcriptions are accurate, but incomplete. Rather than transcribing each verse, the book often provides the transcription for one verse and then tells the player to repeat, even though on the original recordings the piano part may change with each verse (e.g., in Indian Sunset). This is also done in the codas (Bennie and the Jets, Rocket Man), where there are some really fun piano parts. Some of the songs are just excerpts (although lengthy excerpts), like Indian Sunset. The biggest problem, though, is that the occasional piano solo is not transcribed - most notably, the solo in Bennie and the Jets is omitted altogether. Finally - and this can be both a plus and a minus - the transcriptions sometimes incorporate other instruments' parts such as bass guitar or guitar (Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me), but these aren't notated as such. The Elton John Keyboard Book is available in the United States, and it fixes virtually all of these problems, though there is the occasional repeat. Buy that book instead. Plus, it has many more songs, and even additional score lines for other instruments such as strings. But if you're looking for Indian Sunset or Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word, you'll only find them in this otherwise inferior book."

Rating: 27/10/2006