Item description for A Charlie Brown Christmas(TM) (Piano Solo Songbook) by Vince Guaraldi...
This deluxe collection features arrangements of all ten Vince Guaraldi arrangements from this annually anticipated holiday classic: Christmas Is Coming * The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) * Christmas Time Is Here * Fur Elise * Hark, The Herald Angels Sing * Linus and Lucy * My Little Drum * O Tannenbaum * Skating * What Child Is This. It also includes a stunning color section featuring Peanuts(TM) illustrations!
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Studio: Hal Leonard Corporation
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 9" Height: 11.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN 0634029797 ISBN13 9780634029790 UPC 073999131765
Reviews - What do customers think about A Charlie Brown Christmas(TM) (Piano Solo Songbook)?
The original music Jan 8, 2008
The music in this book is a true rendition of what you hear on the soundtrack. Expect Jazz Piano, tough for a beginner, but well worth it.
Big Note music Dec 21, 2007
I think it should be advertised that this is Big Note book. There are some duets but it's mainly geared for the right hand only beginners. The person I bought this for is at a much higher level. The book itself is good, if you're buying for a beginner.
This is the one you want Dec 8, 2007
Just received my copy of this song book last week, and like the other reviewers said this is simply great. No watered down arranged version for beginners. If you want the orginal music the way it was played then this is the one you want. Yes, it's a little demanding, but that's what practice is for. Playing it for the first time really put me in the holiday spirit. This is simply wonderful.
First-Rate! Feb 2, 2007
If you are looking for a Piano Solo book with arrangments by Vince Guaraldi for Charlie Brown Christmas music, This Is It! All of the songs from the CD "A Charlie Brown Christmas" appear in this book. Do Not be fooled by the word "arrangment", if you happen to be looking for the original music. All of this music sounds almost exactly like the CD (and movie for that matter) even to the point of being written in the same key (F Major, G Major, Ab Major sometimes). Excellent Buy! Level Rate:Late Intermediate-Early Advanced
A faithful transcription Jan 16, 2007
I got this book as a present one year and was absolutely amazed. I've always loved the Charlie Brown Christmas Special and came to appreciate the music more and more as I grew up. Reading through the book, I discovered that the authors had done a painstaking job of transcribing Vince Garauldi's performance nearly note-for-note. When you first start playing "The Christmas Song" for example, you hear those flat-9 chords Vince loved to play and think to yourself, "Yeah, that's the real deal." Even the improvised solos are transcribed wonderfully.
This is NOT a book for the faint of heart. If you are unfamiliar with playing jazz piano, you may quickly get overwhelmed. However, what better way to learn some advanced chord voicings than to play it exactly the way the arranger did? The songs are beautiful and incredibly fun to play, but without at least an intermediate piano skill level, you may get frustrated.