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101 Acoustic Hits For Buskers
 
 

101 Acoustic Hits For Buskers [Kindle Edition]

Wise Publications
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product Description

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An new addition to the popular Buskers series. Contains 101 acoustic classics by artists ranging from the Beatles and Joan Baez to KT Tunstall and Jeff Buckley. All songs are arranged with lyrics, melody and chord boxes. This ring-bound, conveniently-sized book can be used for gigs, practise or just for fun!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13072 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Music Sales (19 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DNNMGE
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #145,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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317 of 317 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection to start your repertoire 24 Dec 2007
By J. Brand TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I have no intention of becoming a busker as I suspect I would either starve or be paid to go away, but despite that this an excellent little volume.

If, like me, you have the vaguest of ideas of how to play guitar but can not pick out a tune by ear then this is ideal. A hundred and one well known songs with melody, chords and lyrics. You probably know them well enough that once you've worked through it a couple of times you'll have a fair grasp of it. Most guitar tutorials only include a few complete songs so add a little book like this and you'll have a reasonable repertoire.

Practicalities
It's ring bound, it's a minor point but for scores it's an important one as it means it lies flat while in use.

and as the decsription doesn't list the content, here goes ... songs included are;
50 ways to leave your lover - Paul Simon
The 59th Street Bridge Song - Simon & Garfunkel
American Pie - Don Maclean
Angie - The Rolling Stones
Angels - Robbie Williams
Babylon - David Gray
Blackbird - The Beatles
Blowin' in the wind - Bob Dylan
Both sides now - Joni Mitchel
Bridge over troubles water - Simon & Grafunkel
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
California dreamin - The Mamas and Papas
A case of you - Joni Mitchel
The circle game - Joni Mitchel
The closest thing to crazy - Katie Melua
Constant craving - K.D.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful. 10 Nov 2011
By Rachael
Format:Paperback
I'm a complete beginner for guitar, and this book is great. It comes with notation, pictures of the chords, lyrics and plenty of songs.
It's ring-bound which is great as it lies flat when you need it to, no need to sit for ten minutes breaking the spine.
I'll admit I do wish there were a few more songs from different artists, as I'm not the biggest Paul McCartney fan.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 101 Acoustic Hits for Buskers 14 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not a bad song book though some songs do not show the chord shapes and some songs are quite difficult to play I found that I had to transpose a number of tunes into easier to play chords but not impossible if a little time consuming, so not all songs are beginner friendly. Because of the books large binding the pages open easily and stay open but some songs cover more than one page which means one has to stop playing so as to turn the page which can be annoying. I would have loved this book in A4 size with slightly larger print that can be read further away hence only 3 stars. But still good value for the money.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good - 29 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I don't often write reviews. I bought this book for my brother to strum along to. I am a decent guitarist myself and have just had a flick through this book and do not like the arrangements this book has laid out. There are some bizarre chord combinations that have been written for a lot of the songs making it difficult to play the song when in truth far simpler chords are actually what is required to make the song resemble the original.

Furthermore some songs have clearly been originally written by tuning the guitar down a semi tone or tone or using a capo. As far as I can see this book doesn't require a capo for any songs which means they have had to be transcribed into other keys to compensate. In short even if you learned the song exactly like the book says, it won't sound the same..

Other mistakes such as saying Coldplay Yellow is in the key of C when it is actually in B is just lazy.

In short I would not recommend this book. People I would imagine buy this book to pick up and play songs for a bit of a strum. It over complicates songs in some parts and in other just plain gets songs wrong. If you want a good book of this style I recommend the Little Black Song Book range. A lot of the songs covered in this book are covered in those and the quality of sheet writing is far higher.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Verses Missing. 17 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I decided to get '101 Acoustic Hits for Buskers' as I was keen to add to my repertoir of songs just in case a 'sing-a-long' party ever materialised without warning.

I was kept well informed of the book's progress whilst making it's way to my front door from the Book Depository - (have used them before and find them excellent to buy from); so no issues at all on that front - in fact the book was delivered in great time, and as described.

I would have loved to have been able to give this book a five-star rating, but sadly can't as many of the great songs - 'Vincent' etc... only include the first verse. Not much fun for a 'sing-a-long' if nobody around the table or campfire knows the rest of the song.

With this in mind, all-in-all, not a bad book, and good for picking up the essence of a song. A fair selection of styles and genres to choose from; but sadly as mentioned, you may want to print out the full lyrics off the [...] of your favourites once you've learnt the chords from the book.

Good format, easy read, nice lay-out, and the ring binding sure does help.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
lots of songs which are very well explianed
Published 1 month ago by pauly dav
1.0 out of 5 stars ...for buskers?
How many buskers do you see standing in the high street playing a song in E flat? I bought this book as a handy source of material for when I'm teaching guitar. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Freddo
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
A good book for budding buskers or like me a bedroom player. Chords are accurate without being over elaborate and most songs have chord diagrams, very helpful, be careful you wont... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss out!
Fantastic & varied selection of songs with easy to follow tabs at an excellent price, ring-bound format a real plus. Great !
Published 5 months ago by ade15
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely choice of songs
The recipient loved it, it has been a christmas present. The book contains a good varied songchoice of newer and older songs.
Published 5 months ago by Rhiannon niClamhan
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality to read on iPad!!!
It is not good quality and not clear to see the notes and words easily, really disappointed and money well and truly wasted.
Published 7 months ago by Cameron Mcneillie
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy 'transcriptions'
Nice selection of musics; Easy to follow and play both for piano and guitar. Don't need to be an expert to play and enjoy the experience.
Published 12 months ago by maria c moreira
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of 101 Hits for Buskers
Good value for money if you are looking for a lot of well-known tunes in one book; ideal for anyone who wants the words and music for a fair number of familiar melodies.
Published 13 months ago by Michael Streten
4.0 out of 5 stars happy purchase...
easy to read the lyrics and sing along, the guitar parts are not for the very beginner because it has some tricky chords. Read more
Published 14 months ago by sinbad4england
1.0 out of 5 stars aRubbish. The Kindle version is just s bad photocopy of a printed book
Stay away from this Kindle book. it's a con.
The printed book should be fine but this Kindle version is just a bad photocopy of the printed book. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Gareth Gwynfor Mills
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