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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 108 pages
  • Publisher: McSweeney's (Dec 11 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781938073380
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938073380
  • ASIN: 193807338X
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 24.8 x 32.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[A] visually stunning and captivating album... For anyone with an ear (or an eye) for music, this album is the perfect opportunity to abandon your seats, join the stage and become a participant rather than just a spectator."--"Zink Magazine" "Visually sumptuous ... A bold artistic challenge and a madcap creative gauntlet in a pop-culture landscape that favors instant gratification."--"American Way"

About the Author

Since 1993, Beck has released eleven albums; two of them, Odelay and Sea Change, were included on Rolling Stone 's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. As a producer and collaborator, he's worked with dozens of other artists, including Charlotte Gainsbourg and Thurston Moore. He lives in Los Angeles.


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This is the COOLEST thing ever. Really. If you are a musician in any facet, you will truly appreciate this.
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All there is to say.

Beck's word as a preface and one of the coolest way to improve sight reading.
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HASH(0x9afc21c8) out of 5 stars Beck's Song Reader is fun for musicians! Dec 9 2012
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I'm a musician so its no surprise that I like to listen to music. However, while I like writing my own music, its rare that I am motivated to cover someone else's tunes. That's just how I am. But when I heard about Song Reader, my attitude changed. I just received my copy of Song Reader and I'm excited about it. Here's a collection of songs by a popular artist that noone has heard before. With nothing to compare it to, it's easy to understand why there have been so many interpretations submitted already, from musicians of all skill levels and ages.

The contents of this 'album' are on high quality paper with color artwork. I thought this was going to be more like a song book, but its a collection of individual sheet music, and its well done. 20 songs, plus a variety of 'bonus' material filling out the sheets, will keep you busy. I haven't read sheet music in a long time. While I may not be able to play some of the songs, at a minimum I can read the chords. If you get stuck, its just a matter of time before readers release a SoundCloud or YouTube track to kickstart your musical process.

I gave this four stars because I've had tons of fun learning and recording these songs. While I can't say I like all the songs, I feel like I got my money's worth, both in the physical package and overall entertainment value.

I'm not sure what non-musicians would 'do' with Song Reader, perhaps other reviewers will comment on what led them to purchase it. I'm not a collector of 'fan' material so I don't know if this would be interesting to a long-time Beck fan or not. It will be interesting to see how long the Song Reader buzz lasts.

You can listen to or submit your Youtube or SoundCloud recordings of songs at the official site:
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However, songreader.net does not yet give you any means to filter through the lot of good and not-so-good covers of the material. I recommend you also check out this group on SoundCloud where you can easily pick out well-played tracks and listen to the cream of the crop:
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HASH(0x9afc2414) out of 5 stars the packaging is almost the best part: every song has gorgeous cover art and ... Feb. 19 2016
By Doscho - Published on Amazon.com
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While I am really really enjoying this collection for the sake of the songs it contains, the packaging is almost the best part: every song has gorgeous cover art and a hilarious fake ad on the back that is extremely true to the vintage sheet music which inspired the album. The arrangements are pretty straightforward and it is a treat to get to play through "unreleased" Beck songs, plus the actual physical product is so much fun!
HASH(0x9afc23d8) out of 5 stars A birthday gift April 5 2014
By J. Putnam - Published on Amazon.com
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My son and professional musician found this book wonderful addition to his extensive library. He is still explring the pieces and finding new ways to play them - including a variety of other instruments and voices.
HASH(0x9afc272c) out of 5 stars Artistic and terrific Nov. 11 2014
By Edward Luegers - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a gift for a musically inclined friend and he loved it. Each song is it's own individual sheet music. The art is terrific and in some cases very humorous. Even if you're not a fan of Beck anyone who plays piano would love this.
By sawgrass - Published on Amazon.com
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Beck is a genius. The quality of this songbook is awesome, and having an online community to review other folks versions of these songs is also a great idea. Having fun putting the work in to bring this book to life.

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