Hal Leonard Pat Metheny Song Book
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Now for the first time ever, all musicians can play and study nearly every note Pat Metheny has ever written in this amazing music book that he deems his "most exciting project since (his) first album." Over a decade in the making and done with Metheny's intense involvement every step of the way, the Pat Metheny Song Book is a complete collection of this genius guitarist/composer's songs from the recording of Bright Size Life in 1975 to today. This music book is a comprehensive tribute that gives you compositions from all of his solo records, group records, collaborations with Lyle Mays and others, and more - 167 songs in total in its more than 400 pages! The compositions are presented in lead sheet arrangements, enabling all musicians unprecedented access to Metheny's music. The song book also includes a 2-page time line of Pat Metheny milestones, an introduction from the editors, a table of contents which lists the songs and their composer credits, a biography, a complete full-color discography including album covers, musician credits and Metheny's commentary, plus his thoughts on composing, improvising, developing a unique style, and more. This long-awaited, landmark release is an absolute essential music book for all Pat Metheny fans!