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Why isn't the music I printed just like the recording?

Many pieces (especially Piano/Vocal and Piano/Vocal/Guitar scorings) are not actual note-for-note transcriptions of the recording. Publishers will intentionally simplify these arrangements, including changing the key, to make them more playable for most musicians.

You’ll want to look for "Transcription", "Transcribed Solo", "Note-for-Note Transcription", "Recorded Transcription", "Recorded Versions" or "Transcribed Score".

As a guide to help make selections, product pages show "Quick Details" to the right of, and "Product Information" below, each product preview. Notation and/or Scoring, as well as other helpful information, is indicated in either place. Digital previews show a sample of the actual product.

In the Product Information section, please note the individual tabs offering description. The "At a Glance" tab is where you can find information about lyrics such as:

  • "*This arrangement contains complete lyrics."
  • "*This arrangement contains partial lyrics."
  • "*This simplified arrangement may not contain the complete lyrics."+

 

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