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  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617804282
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617804281
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.7 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,088,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S J Buck TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Mar. 2014
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This is a book of sheet music, that gives you the a complete transcription of the Oscar Peterson solo Piano album 'Tracks'. The album is one of my all time favourites and as an amateur Pianist myself I've long been after the transcriptions of the 10 tracks on the album.

My particular favourite and the one that I have wanted to see written out is "Give Me the Simple Life". This starts in locked hands mode (as invented by Milt Buckner) and is a striking arrangement. The humorously titled "A Little Jazz Exercise" is also a gem. There are also some lovely ballad arrangements which show a side of Oscar Peterson that is frequently forgotten about.

You will need to a good reader and have good technique, or be prepared to practice these endlessly to make them sound the way they do when Oscar Peterson plays them. I'd certainly recommend getting a copy of the album. In classical terms 9 out of 10 of these pieces are around grade 8 standard. In a number of cases I think they are well beyond grade 8. The lovely version of "A Child Is Born" is the only exception, which might be around grade 6 or more likely grade 7. Still you wouldn't buy a book of Oscar Peterson sheet music and expect anything else.

Good luck!
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Great transcription 14 Mar. 2014
By Anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
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The transcriber (whoever they are...) did a great job. Very accurate. It's a bit annoying that Hal Leonard Publishing doesn't give credit to the transcriber.
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