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Beck's Song Reader Album is Available Only in Sheet Music Form

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: mcsweeneys.net & springwise
In our era of iPods and downloadable tracks, we tend to take musical talent for granted, but the musician Beck hopes to bring it back with his latest Song Reader album, an album that is only available in the form of sheet music. This means that actually hearing the songs from the new album rests on the musical ability of the individual.

Available through McSweeney’s, the Song Reader album comprises a book of sheet music (some even come with ukelele notation) accompanied by eye-catching illustrations, which are works from artists like Leanne Shapton, Jessica Hische and Marcel Dzama, to name a few. The artwork was inspired by the sheet music of decades past, a time when recorded music hadn't yet been invented.

However, if you don't have the musical talent to play the songs, don't worry -- McSweeney’s will also be posting recorded versions of the songs as played by fans. Stats for Talent-Dependent Music Tracks Trending: Older & Chilly
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