- Paperback: 110 pages
- Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation (9 Mar. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1495064883
- ISBN-13: 978-1495064883
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.9 x 30.5 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 280,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Zappa Frank the Frank Zappa Songbook Volume 1 Pvg Book Paperback – 9 Mar 2017
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The Music is comprised of the most Salient pieces from Zappa's Early era,namely the albums Freak Out,Absolutely Free,We're only in it for money.
Because Ian Underwood knows how to arrange pieces, he created Playable Versions of these pieces that most Intermediate students can play.
Zappa's early work was filled with Heartfelt Hope in changing the world(for the better) It is apparent in the strong melodies and chordal structures.
This book enables the Novice to read the music and understand how his music is constructed. If you play a little bit you will surely enjoy how well the melodies and poetry are assembled,True Genius!!!
Maybe you can take Music Lessons and go deeper to learn music to it's fullest extent.
Wherever you are Musically you will truly Love this reissue.
PS Thank Ian Underwood for being the only person to be Left Brain enough to put this down for us,Thank You,Yes we noticed!!!
Table of Contents
[page number in book shown at left]:
11 Brown Shoes Don't Make it
30 Mother People
36 Igor's Boogie
39 Penis Dimension
46 How Could I Be Such a Fool
52 Let's Make the Water Turn Black
57 Oh No
62 America Drinks & Goes Home
65 Son of Suzy Creamcheese
69 Excerpt from "Music for Electric Violin and Low-Budget Symphony
Orchestra" (piano with concert pitch melody line)
74 Excerpt from "Music for Electric Violin and Low-Budget Symphony
Orchestra" (transposed Bb Clarinet part)
75 I'm Not Satisfied
84 Mom & Dad
90 Absolutely Free
98 Uncle Meat
103 The Idiot Bastard Son
107 Piano introduction to "Little House I Used to Live In" (revised)
Pages 7-9 are occupied with storylines from Ruben & The Jets, Uncle Meat and The Legend of Cletus Asreetus-Awrightus & His Grand Wazoo. [The same material which can be found in the albums.]
The "Manuscripts" consist of Zappa's manuscripts from:
1. Waka Jawaka (one page, just a sketch)
2. "Nun Suit" from side four of 200 Motels (vocal quartet score)
3. "The Girl, in a Statement to the Press, Explains" (full
orchestral score, from 200 Motels)
4. "Can I Help You With This Dummy" (full score, from 200 Motels)