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Author Charles Schoonmaker
Posted 1/18/06; 5:32:28 PM
Topic Killing Me Softly With His Song
Msg# 4680 (in response to 4675)
Prev/Next 4679/4681
Reads 1108

Alex,

   I've tried playing thru this ' real book' version six way of tuesday and sorry,  but it's numbskull crap in it's present form.    In my experience,  just because something appears in a ' realbook'  doesn't make it real or usable.  I could write a book about all the garbage I've come across but in deference to it's author,  often this stuff is based on a single performer's rehamonisations or jazzed version ..  and can't properly be expressed in simple chord sheet format.  Frankly, I wouldn't bother analysing this mess .. and instead,  just look at Dave's Trellis version as a dammed solid Vanilla sheet that can be transposed to any key you choose and then spruced up with all sorts of chord colourings per your talents and likings.

  As a general rule, .. By all means, please begin with Vanilla and add flavor to taste..  otherwise you'll drown while in the process of analysing a lot of indigestable glop !! .. and if it pleases Dave, allow me to refer you to   Ralphpatt.com   for further comments on the concept of basic  vanilla scores.

  Best wishes, Chas


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