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5.0 out of 5 stars This book enables the Novice to read the music and understand how his music is constructed. 16 April 2017
By Leslie Scarlett - Published on Amazon.com
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What a great reissue !!This book got so totally expensive that its a great relief to buy it at Amazon for less then 100.00 to 300.00
These sellers should be called "Book Scalpers"
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!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book. 6 April 2017
By Mike. No. 6 - Published on Amazon.com
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Other study scores should be created so a student can study the orchestration and melodic lines...good book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars How did he write music like that? 15 Mar. 2017
By J-DIL - Published on Amazon.com
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Great arrangements. Print quality a little lacking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 May 2015
By Michael - Published on Amazon.com
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Amazing book :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Zappa-philes 13 Feb. 2008
By Sweetkeys - Published on Amazon.com
Very rare and out of print 1973 Zappa Songbook. With 16 of Zappa's compositions (listed below) superbly transcribed and arranged for piano/guitar/voice by Ian Underwood, this book is essential for any Zappa-phile's collection (especially if you play)!
Table of Contents
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[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)
113 Manuscripts

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)
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