Justin Bean9 November 2010 at 12:17pmPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
I play the piano for my children and am not a musician. I often use those pop music books and am forced to play what is published.
Peter Gabriel has not published any of his work in this form and I was wondering if there is a reason.
Is there a Peter Gabriel song book in the future? or are my kids going to be forced to listen to pop music?
rraven9 November 2010 at 3:25pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
This is one of those projects that always seemed to get shelved. There have been plans for a song book "to be released soon" since about 1990.
I don't work for Real World, I've just been a fan since 1986.
Justin Bean9 November 2010 at 7:57pmPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
I understand that the majority of his work would be difficult to properly score. It may even need to be written in parts for different instruments like was done with the orchestra. The sort of song books I am able to play have simplified the songs into basic chords and melody. Peter Gabriel's work might be difficult to condense in this way without changing it in some essential way. Maybe that is why he hasn't been able to release it.
The trouble is that I don't know any other way for us to get the chords and melody if he doesn't want to release them. The perfect may be the enemy of the adequate. It is not as though there is a new method of scoring music on the horizon and if we wait another few years it will be done right.
I would appreciate any form this sort of release would take and I am probably not alone. We simply want to be able to play the music we love. As it is now I am stuck with Phil Collins.
DolceVita10 November 2010 at 11:34amPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Hello Justin Bean,look at the FAQ,there is something about sheet music
Justin Bean11 November 2010 at 3:33pmPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately there doesn't appear to be any plans to begin any such project at this time.
Kate Bush came out with a song book several years ago and it has been a seminal resource for me. I love her work and can now play along.
a link, not for the faint of heart it's a little embarrassing for me