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Steely Dan sheet music or books
« on: November 06, 2012, 03:23:23 PM »
Anyone know of any good Steely Dan music books with accurate transcriptions?

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Re: Steely Dan sheet music or books
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 12:50:06 PM »
I had one, but it got lost in the divorce ten years ago  :(

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Re: Steely Dan sheet music or books
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 04:53:56 PM »
This is the book I have. It's pretty good for the right chords, but I don't know anything about how its leads and solo transcriptions are. One significant downfall is that all the songs on the Can't Buy a Thrill and Aja albums are transposed to different keys. The other albums have the songs in their original keys, however.

This DVD includes sheet music for five songs. It's an official Fagen effort, so I would imagine the chords would really be right. Chain Lightning, Peg, Josie, On the Dunes, Teahouse on the Tracks all have demonstrations in the DVD, and the case has actual paper copies of the sheet music.
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Re: Steely Dan sheet music or books
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 05:45:33 PM »
Thanks guys,
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Re: Steely Dan sheet music or books
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 01:07:29 PM »
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Re: Steely Dan sheet music or books
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 05:24:43 PM »
I've had that red SD book for years. I find it to be kinda hit or miss for accuracy. A lot of the intros, fills and solos are omitted, but not all.

Black Cow is in the right key, everything else from Aja is written a half-step higher than the record.
Dirty Work is written a half-step down from the record. The rest of the tunes from the album are in the correct key.

There's another Hal Leonard book with a similar cover, green background instead of red, that has everything arranged for guitar with the solos transcribed. I seem to recall it being fairly trustworthy.

I'm in a SD tribute band, and we have the good fortune to be working off professionally done charts. One of the sax players has invested in a bunch of them over the years for previous incarnations of the band. Kind of a pricey way to go, I know, but still an option.
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