It would be even better if they wrote all the songs in the same keys that they were recorded in!! It's not even as though they have done it to simplify the songs as some for example have been changed from D to Bb both of them have two accidentals in the key signiture anyway, i just don't understand why they did it!! I agree with another review here that they have missed much detail out such as accurate bass lines etc but you can piece together nearly every beatles song from this book thats why it gets 3 stars.
This book got me interested in playing The Beatles' music and as I have progressed in playing piano and guitar it has provided an interesting base for playing and performing Beatles songs! I agree it is simple but as a starting point for any musician it is fantastic...don't run before you can walk ... this is exactly what this book conveys...
rockyraccoon - (bridgend, United Kingdom)
Extremely simplified versions of the Beatles classics. Many notes are missing or just inaccurate (the baseline to Come Together and Hey Jude being examples). The pieces also appear to be cut down, very few occupying more than one page (the entire 'second half' of A Day In The Life is missing, etc.). Would be very good for those looking for some easy Beatles pieces, or those masterful enough to harmonise whilst playing along... but definitely not for those looking to play some 'meaty' Beatles tracks.
Richard - (South Wales)
Das Songbook war ein Weihnachtsgeschenk für mein Kind. Die Sätze sind sehr gut geeignet, jüngeren Spielern einmal zusätzlich zu klassischen Stücken auch hiermit weitere Freude am Klavierspiel zu bereiten. Die Stücke sind leicht erlernbar. Von daher: absolut empfehlenswert.
- (Appel, Germany)
The book is fine, and has most of what I was looking for. If I have a criticism it is that almost all of the tunes are not in the written key as performed by the Beatles. Maybe I am being picky, but I am having to transpose the keys for when the band is performing their Beatles tribute set.
- (Bo'ness, United Kingdom)
A great collection of Beatles songs. However, as they are just 1 page of music, you don't get the full version.
- (Peterborough, United Kingdom)
I bought this for my son, and he absolutely loves it.
It is easy to understand, and clearly set out.
He was able to play the songs on his keyboard straight away.
- (Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom)
I believe that this book is extremely good value for money. There are nearly all of the Beatles' songs inside, and they are arranged appropriately. But, it was published in the 1970s and the text is not overly sharp. Plus, they do cut down on space, seeing as most songs are only 1 page long. Overall though, a good buy.
Josh - (Kent)
Très complet, on en a pour son argent, mais impossible de faire tenir le bouquin sur un piano. Il faut soit le casser complètement, soit photocopier chaque page...
- (Nolay, France)