About a year and a half ago, the opportunity was given to Sher Music Co. to publish, in digital form only, a book of standards tunes by all the great Tin Pan Alley composers. So we jumped at the chance and our latest labor of love is finally out and in the world with all its fingers and toes. The book features 176 tunes (by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hart, etc.) in the following formats:
- Single-song downloads in any key (for vocalists)
- Also for vocalists, High Voice and Low Voice complete books
- For instrumentalists, the complete 354-page book comes in C, Bb and Eb editions.
These charts were originally in The Standards Real Book and also The New Real Book, Vol.1-3, so they have Sher Music's gold standard quality on every page. All tunes include the lyric and also the introductory verses, whenever they exist. The initial feedback from vocalists has been overwhelmingly positive, for which we are very grateful. But don't take my word for it, go see for yourself at http://www.shermusic.com/1883217903.php.
I can't let this opportunity go by without thanking some of the main people who were instrumental in making this a dream a reality---James Grupenhoff, Matt Smith, John Hinchey, Larry Dunlap, Tim Allwein, Ron Bilodeau, Linda McLaughlin, and first and foremost, my webmaster Bob Afifi, who gets the award for MVP here at Sher Music Co. this year, as he has for many years now. Thanks one and all!! - Chuck