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Offline tomogradymusic

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.. what would you like to see in it, and in what format? I've been approached by a publisher and I'm wondering whether to go ahead with this project, and how best to suit the potential audience in terms of playing / theory level... Bear in mind that there might be licensing issues with exact transcriptions, but I could certainly include plenty of signature licks etc in the book.
Anyway, I'd love to hear all of your suggestions,
Many thanks,
Tom
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Offline pianotuner steveo

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Man that is an excellent question. Would there be any chance of making a simplified version,  and an advanced version?
I mainly play by ear, my reading skills are horrible. I would live to learn more about his style,though

I learn a lot of music by playing along so maybe a version with a learning CD would be cool if possible.
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Offline leon-

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Definitely some sort of breakdown on harmony, and some discussion on scale use would be cool.

Offline Rob A

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The market for entry level is so much larger than the market for advanced level.

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Thanks for the comments so far everybody. It's a dilemma in terms of difficulty level because I knew that there would be more demand for an entry level book - but if you want to show exactly how to play some of Herbie's solo patterns, you'd have to read the notation (which could be complex) and then play it (which might also be difficult). The publisher who spoke to me implied that the book should come with a CD with audio samples etc (both slowed down and at full speed), so that might be of use to you, Steve? I can see this could be a lot of work, if I went through my transcriptions and tried to categorize riffs in terms of difficulty. Perhaps it would be acceptable if there was progression of difficulty throughout the book..?
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Offline Pim van Harten

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Did this book project ever make it to market ?

If not, has something similar, entree level or advanced, been published by others ?

Thanks !

Pim

Offline jwc44

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A simple lead sheet with his chord voicings would be good for beginners and then you could do transcriptions of his licks in notation.