Item description for Bethany Dillon (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook) by Bethany Dillon...
All 11 songs from the self-titled Sparrow CD from this critically acclaimed 15-year-old singer/songwriter: Aimless * All I Need * Beautiful * Exodus * For My Love * Great Big Mystery * Lead Me On * Move Forward * Revolutionaries * A Voice Calling Out * Why.
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Studio: Hal Leonard Corporation
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2004
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0634082795 ISBN13 9780634082795 UPC 073999759112
Reviews - What do customers think about Bethany Dillon (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook)?
Delightful Nov 30, 1999
I borrowed this book from a friend -- a year or so ago! Now that we're moving and I have to return it, I'm buying my own copy. Like the previous reviewer noted, a few of the songs are a half step lower, which is a bummer when I was trying to work out the timing for the oh-so-fast "All I Need" (I'm learning guitar). It seems likely that the guitar chords Bethany Dillon plays are more difficult, so they wanted to make them easier for the amateur. That's just a guess. Whatever the reason, it is the only thing that keeps me from giving the book five stars. In all other respects, it's all great music from a phenomenal young lady. Her lyrics and melodies are so advanced, it's amazing that she's so young. She perfectly captures the yearning of a woman's heart on "For My Love" and "Beautiful." Bravo to her parents for raising such a fearless, talented, faithful young woman, and a big "thank you" to her for sharing her gifts with us.
Good Stuff Nov 30, 1999
Being a huge fan of Bethany Dillon's self-titled album, and also an avid piano player, I picked up a copy of the Bethany Dillon songbook. All eleven songs are in the book, each song with guitar chords, a vocal line, and of course a piano solo.
I started out with "Beautiful", my favorite song from the album, and found myself delighted. The arrangement was, well, beautiful. My only qualm was that the song was recorded a half-step lower, so I couldn't play along with the CD. ("Aimless", "All I Need", and "Lead Me On" are all recorded a half-step lower as well.)
Most of the arrangements are fairly simple for piano, and as you play, you will find a lot of similar chord formations throughout. All in all, this is a fun songbook to pick up and play great music without much trouble. Recommended.
Key Breakdown: 01. "Revolutionaries" - Key of G; in a relaxed four; 4/4 Time 02. "Great Big Mystery" - Key of A, key change to C during chorus, then back to A for the verse; ends in C then A; with a driving beat; 4/4 Time 03. "Beautiful" - Key of D; brightly in one; 3/4 Time 04. "Move Forward" - Key of A flat; brightly; 4/4 Time 05. "For My Love" - Key of F; moderate rock beat; 4/4 Time 06. "All I Need" - Key of C; upbeat pop feel; 4/4 Time 07. "Aimless" - Key of G; moderately slow; 6/8 Time 08. "Lead Me On" - Key of G; with a strong beat; 4/4 Time 09. "Exodus" - Key of B flat; moderately fast; 4/4 Time 10. "Why" - Key of A; moderate rock beat; 4/4 Time 11. "A Voice Calling Out" - Key of E; very freely; 3/4 Time