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SUBJECT: Anyone know why there’s no book for Speaking Of Now? Back to Subjects
Jun 15 2014
at 8:48 PM
I LOVE the tune "You", but I can’t find a chart for it. Seeing the DVD recently has made this a pressing issue. Any thoughts?
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Aug 22 2014
at 12:58 PM
Bookmark and Share I have seen that guy’s CD’s, and they were the first ones I listed when I joined Spotify(?) Pandora(?) On of those, anyway. A neat idea, kudos to him for taking on a huge task. . . No tune "You" though - disappointing. I’m slogging thru the tune - some progress, but miles to go.
Aug 19 2014
at 8:00 AM
Bookmark and Share I’m no guitar player, but for all you guitarists out there, a musician named Macro Ielmini has a CD of "backing music" for classic Pat Metheny Group songs, entitled "Didattica del Jazz, Vol. 4". It’s available on iTunes. "You" is not one of the tracks on the CD, but it contains 12 arrangements with full back-up except guitar.
Aug 18 2014
at 3:57 PM
Bookmark and Share Stevee, I have a mp3 of a live duet version of Pat and Richard Bona playing You. It’s not the greatest quality, but it’s a nice rendition that might simplify transcription if you want to do it by ear. I transcribed it to memory a few years ago but, alas, never wrote it down and now I basically forget how to play it. Also, there’s the risk that Pat was taking liberties with his interpretation of his own tune, and of course often his own chords, by virtue of being played on guitar, aren’t fully fleshed out. But it is a great guitar accompaniment. You can email me at if you’re interested, as I probably can’t publicly post this here.
Aug 17 2014
at 9:23 AM
Bookmark and Share Mugsy: HA! I went to the website and "borrowed" the preview pdf - 27 pages. I then felt guilty, so I bought the chart, and it’s now in my hands. But what to do with it!? I need to get it in some form that I can use - melody all in one place, changes, etc., and get rid of what I won’t use. That’s a full-time gig right there, scanning, assembling, cutting, etc. Then, how to transpose bass clef, which I’ve never read, to guitar notes, then . . . . ARGH!!! I’ve just begun, and it’s about so much more than just playing my guitar, ya know? I have the Curnow CD, and can follow along with the chart, but it’s quite the process. Eventually . . . . I’d SO much rather have the PM songbook!
Jul 29 2014
at 7:46 PM
Bookmark and Share Sorry about that Stevee23. I overlooked the part that it was a Bob C. arrangement. Oh well, I saved you $65 LOL
Jul 27 2014
at 2:05 PM
Bookmark and Share Hey, thanks for the heads-up. The chart you’re mentioning is the Bob Curnow arrangement from his latest CD. It’s arranged for big band, and has notation for all instruments. Unfortunately, his arrangement and performance on the CD don’t work for me, so I wouldn’t pay that hefty price - $65(!) The original is the only way to go for this tune. I’ve started the intense process of figuring it out on my own, but you know Pat - it’s tough. Thanks again.
Jul 16 2014
at 12:31 PM
Bookmark and Share Hey Steevee23, "You" is available on - for a hefty price!
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