(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Hal Leonard is proud to re-issue this collector's item songbook in a new print run. Just like the original, this book includes sheet music of Zappa's compositions, superbly transcribed and arranged for piano/guitar/voice by Ian Underwood, plus eight full-page pictures and several illustrations by Cal Schenkel. 20 songs, including: Absolutely Free * America Drinks and Goes Home * Can I Help You with This Dummy * How Could I Be Such a Fool * I'm Not Satisfied * The Idiot Bastard Son * Mom & Dad * Oh No * Son of Suzy Creamcheese * Uncle Meat * Waka/Jawaka * and more.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). Our matching folio to Frank Zappa's influential first solo album features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all six songs, lots of photos, and an intro by and album cover courtesy of Matt Groening. Includes: The Gumbo Variations * It Must Be a Camel * Little Umbrellas * Peaches in Regalia * Son of Mr. Green Genes * and Willie the Pimp. This 1969 jazz-rock fusion masterpiece also features guest appearances by Captain Beefheart and Jean-Luc Ponty.
Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.
(Guitar Book). Back in print! This classic book, compiled and transcribed by Steve Vai, a former member of the Zappa Band, features 22 transcriptions of songs from seven Zappa albums. Also includes an introduction by Vai. Songs include: Black Napkins * The Deathless Horsie * Five-five-Five * Gee, I like Your Pants * He Used to Cut the Grass * Heavy Duty Judy * Hog Heaven * Mo' Mama * Outside Now * Packard Goose * Pink Napkins * Rat Tomago * Sheik Yerbouti Tango * Shut up 'n Play Yer Guitar * Shut up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More * Soup 'n Old Clothes * Stucco Homes * Theme from the 3rd movement of Sinister Footwear * Treacherous Cretins * Variations on the Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression * Watermelon in Easter Hay * While You Were Out.
Music. THE BIG NOTE is the complete guide to the music of Frank Zappa--100 albums recorded over 35 years, the 80+ players on them, each one of 1,772 tracks described in detail, backed up by 1,424 citations. Based on hundreds of interviews, letters, and e-mail correspondences with scores of musicians, singers, engineers, artists, copyists, and others who worked with Zappa, THE BIG NOTE provides the liner notes that every album in the protean and prolific composer's oeuvre cries out for. It is the indispensible resource for any Zappa fan or scholar.
The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of Frank Zappa - the genius of the absurd, and one of the most prolific and unpredictable characters of 20th century music.A thorough analysis of Zappa's complete recorded output, from the early days of the Mothers Of Invention, through his more avant-garde compositions and classical projects to the most recent posthumous releases. The guide features:An album by album analysisA full Zappa bibliographyDetails of when and where the music was recorded, including all collaborating artistsA special section concerning compilation, archive and bootleg releasesSixteen pages of full-colour images
(Recorded Version (Guitar)). Note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all nine tracks from Zappa's classic 1975 release: Andy * Can't Afford No Shoes * Evelyn, A Modified Dog * Florentine Pogen * Inca Roads * Po-Jama People * San Ber'dino * Sofa No. 1 * Sofa No. 2. Includes an introduction by Steve Vai.
Frank Zappa's reputation as one of rock's maverick geniuses has continued to grow since his death in 1993. Revised and updated, Electric Don Quixote is still the most comprehensive chronicle of his extraordinary life and career. Author, Neil Slaven, brings together the complex strands of Zappa's life and work in a book that will please not just Zappa fans but anyone interested in the history of rock music. Fully illustrated and includes a comprehensive discography.
In 1984 Frank Zappa self-published Them or Us, created with a dot matrix printer. This facsimile edition brings this seminal work on conceptual continuity to a new generation of fans who have outgrown the ordinary.
(Fake Book). Over 200 classics from the Chairman of the Board, arranged in fake book format! Features melody, lyrics & chords for keyboard, vocal ad all C instruments, for hits such as: All the Things You Are * The Best Is Yet to Come * Don't Take Your Love from Me * Easy to Love * A Foggy Day (In London Town) * The Good Life * High Hopes * I Could Write a Book * I Get a Kick Out of You * I've Got a Crush on You * I've Got You Under My Skin * In the Still of the Night * It Was a Very Good Year * The Lady Is a Tramp * Love and Marriage * My Kind of Town (Chicago Is) * Night and Day * One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) * Ring-A-Ding Ding * Somethin' Stupid * Stardust * That Old Feeling * The Very Thought of You * The Way You Look Tonight * Witchcraft * You Make Me Feel So Young * Young at Heart * and scores more!
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 50 songs are featured in this third edition of an outstanding piano/vocal/guitar collection of Disney favorites. Includes: Beauty and the Beast * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Colors of the Wind * Evil like Me * For the First Time in Forever * Go the Distance * Hakuna Matata * If I Didn't Have You * Lava * Let It Go * My Funny Friend and Me * Part of Your World * Reflection * Seize the Day * Sophie's Theme * That's How You Know * True Love's Kiss * We're All in This Together * A Whole New World * Written in the Stars * You'll Be in My Heart (Pop Version) * and many more.
(Book). "My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'." Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. Brian played his guitar on every Queen album and in all of Queen's live shows around the world. In this book you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian's unique instrument. Brian talks about every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and beyond. All of this is accompanied with original diagrams, sketches and notes dating from the building of the guitar, as well as a great selection of photographs including Brian on stage with his guitar, close-ups and x-rays. Additional selling points: * Includes rare and previously unseen photographs of the Red Special, Brian and his father, and Queen. * The guitar has been fully dismantled and every piece is photographed.
(Fake Book). A wonderful resource for Christian musicians! Over 400 songs arranged in melody/lyrics/chords for all C instruments. Songs include: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) * Because He Lives, Amen * Blessed Be Your Name * Cornerstone * Days of Elijah * Everlasting God * Forever Reign * Give Thanks * Good Good Father * Great Are You Lord * The Heart of Worship (When the Music Fades) * Here I Am to Worship (Light of the World) * Holy Is the Lord * Holy Spirit * How Deep the Father's Love for Us * How Great Is Our God * I Give You My Heart * In Christ Alone * Jesus Messiah * Lord, I Lift Your Name on High * Mighty to Save * No Longer Slaves * Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) * One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails) * Open the Eyes of My Heart * Open up the Heavens * Our God * Revelation Song * Shine, Jesus, Shine * Shout to the Lord * Step by Step * 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) * This I Believe (The Creed) * This Is Amazing Grace * Thy Word * We Believe * You Are My All in All * You Are My King (Amazing Love) * Your Grace Is Enough * Your Name * and more.
(Fake Book). The Nashville Number System is the standard way for a professional country musician to notate a song. The system has been around since the 1950s, and it rapidly became widespread within the country music community because of how efficiently it can represent music. In essence, a Nashville number chart conveys the harmony, key, meter, rhythm, phrase structure, instrumentation, arrangement, and form of a song all on a single piece of paper. An introduction is included that thoroughly explains how to use the book. Lyrics are not included. This valuable resource gathers together 200 country standards from yesterday's favorites to today's chart-topping hits, including: Achy Breaky Heart (Don't Tell My Heart) * Act Naturally * All the Gold in California * Always on My Mind * Amazed * Battle of New Orleans * Before He Cheats * Before the Next Teardrop Falls * Behind Closed Doors * Bless the Broken Road * Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain * Boot Scootin' Boogie * A Boy Named Sue * Breathe * Coal Miner's Daughter * Could I Have This Dance * Crazy * The Dance * Delta Dawn * The Devil Went down to Georgia * Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue * Elvira * Folsom Prison Blues * Friends in Low Places * The Gambler * God Bless the U.S.A. * He Stopped Loving Her Today * Hey, Good Lookin' * I Hope You Dance * I Walk the Line * I Will Always Love You * In Color * Jesus Take the Wheel * King of the Road * Live like You Were Dying * The Long Black Veil * Lucille * Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) * Mean * Need You Now * On the Road Again * Redneck Woman * Springsteen * Stand by Your Man * This Kiss * You're Still the One * Your Cheatin' Heart * and more!
"When Frank Zappa died on December 4th, 1993, he was mourned not just by the music world but also by the international press, as one of the most popular and iconoclastic figures in the history of rock music. His band the Mothers of Invention was as much a formative part of the 1960s West Coast scene as the Grateful Dead, and his solo album Hot Rats influenced a generation of guitarists. His work as a classical composer was conducted - live and on record - by the distinguished conductors such as Pierre Boulez and Kent Nagano. But how much was actually known about this eccentric, yet multi-talented musician? Mother! The Frank Zappa Story reveals the tragically curtailed life and music of one of rock's most uncompromising personalities." "Here, using his inside knowledge and experience, Michael Gray traces the development of Zappa's life and career from his childhood in Maryland, his move to California and the formation of the Mothers of Invention, focusing on the pioneering work Zappa continued to do at the cutting edge of music technology." "A workaholic and perfectionist, Zappa never compromised. Until he was diagnosed with cancer in 1991, Frank Zappa continued to play to packed venues across the USA, Europe and the Far East. Mother! The Frank Zappa Story draws on a plethora of autobiographical material gleaned from the normally unco-operative but brutally articulate Zappa, to provide a timely reappraisal of one of the truly innovative talents of post-war popular music."--BOOK JACKET.