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by Sarah McLachlan

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). The 10-song matching folio to this popular album by multi-Grammy winner Sarah McLachlan includes the hits "Building a Mystery" and "Sweet Surrender" plus: Adia * Angel * Black & White * Do What You Have to Do * Full of Grace * I Love You * Last Dance * and Witness. Features artwork for each song, and a special guitar tab section.
Download Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing epub
ISBN: 0793586399
ISBN13: 978-0793586394
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Sarah McLachlan
Language: English
Publisher: Hal Leonard (March 1, 1998)
Pages: 88 pages
ePUB size: 1636 kb
FB2 size: 1888 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 480
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This is a piano and guitar tablature book. What can I say! Much like just about every popular piano book, this is a transcriptionist's interpretation of Sarah's music. Where it fails, in my opinion, is in adding stuff that isn't truly there, regardless of which instrument is playing the original part. It attempts to overlay non-existent vocal melodies with the actual piano parts; it made me frown especially on Adia. Yes, I agree that the interpretation is pretty sounding. However, why bother changing the beautiful melodic and true harmonic content of the original pieces? I was excited to get this book but once again, this is yet another piano book that does no justice to the actual played parts. I have to often listen to the original music because I'm frowning as I am playing what it is written....I am like..."What? I don't remember hearing that in the album." Then of course I go to check and can confirm that what is sometimes played isn't truly there in the originally recorded music.

The one benefit I got out of this book is that, at the very least, you get a harmonic road map that makes it easier to pickup the actual playing intricacies by ear.
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I accidentally bought the wrong edition of this book years ago, I needed vocal/piano/guitar. If you only buy one Sarah McLachlan book, make it this one.
Simple. Great for beginner!
Exactly what I expected and then some. Now to put it to use :-)
I own both of Sarah McLachlan's piano songbooks ("Sarah McLachlan Collection" and "Surfacing") and this is my favourite of the two. I've been playing piano for fourteen years and I've been a fan of Sarah for just as long. "Surfacing" features piano transcriptions that sound almost exactly like the CD. "Building a Mystery" captures the shimmering guitar intro and saucy feel, "I Love You" is a haunting piano solo that trails off into silence, "Sweet Surrender" was my least favourite....that haunting guitar intro just didn't cross over to piano as well. "Adia" sounds just like the recording, as does "Angel," and "Last Dance" performs beautifully (a musical saw played the melody on "Surfacing"). "Full of Grace" was featured on the "Moll Flanders" soundtrack a number of years back and is very delicate; "Witness" becomes a powerful song on piano with its striking, rhythmic bass chords that underscore the melody. "Black and White" was another song that I routinely skip over--somehow the piano just doesn't do it justice. This is the best transcription of popular music that I've ever had the pleasure to play--it is at times haunting, assertive, lovesick and playful. If you are a Sarah McLachlan fan you'll also want to check out the "Sarah McLachlan Songbook" that features songs from "Touch" and "Solace" along with "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy."
This book is great. The album's artwork was used for the cover so there's no mistaking it. The first section of it take you through a Piano/Vocals/Chords take on all the songs. Then there's a second section devoted to TABs and chords for all the guitar parts. You're free to play either a keyboard or guitar for any song from the record. Fantastic.
Perfect transcription of the actual piano songs, and decent capture of the guitar tracks into piano music.