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About the Song
Sheet Music - Purpose and use Sheet music can be used as a record of, a guide to, or a means to perform, a piece of music. Although it does not take the place of the sound of a performed work, sheet music can be studied to create a performance and to elucidate aspects of the music that may not be obvious from mere listening. Authoritative musical information about a piece can be gained by studying the written sketches and early versions of compositions that the composer might have retained, as well as the final autograph score and personal markings on proofs and printed scores. Comprehending sheet music requires a special form of literacy: the ability to read musical notation. Nevertheless, an ability to read or write music is not a requirement to compose music. Many composers have been capable of producing music in printed form without the capacity themselves to read or write in musical notation—as long as an amanuensis of some sort is available. Examples include the blind 18th-century composer John Stanley and the 20th-century composers and lyricists Lionel Bart, Irving Berlin and Paul McCartney. The skill of sight reading is the ability of a musician to perform an unfamiliar work of music upon viewing the sheet music for the first time. Sight reading ability is expected of professional musicians and serious amateurs who play classical music and related forms. An even more refined skill is the ability to look at a new piece of music and hear most or all of the sounds (melodies, harmonies, timbres, etc.) in one's head without having to play the piece. With the exception of solo performances, where memorization is expected, classical musicians ordinarily have the sheet music at hand when performing. In jazz music, which is mostly improvised, sheet music—called a lead sheet in this context—is used to give basic indications of melodies, chord changes, and arrangements. Handwritten or printed music is less important in other traditions of musical practice, however. Although much popular music is published in notation of some sort, it is quite common for people to learn a piece by ear. This is also the case in most forms of western folk music, where songs and dances are passed down by oral—and aural—tradition. Music of other cultures, both folk and classical, is often transmitted orally, though some non-western cultures developed their own forms of musical notation and sheet music as well. Although sheet music is often thought of as being a platform for new music and an aid to composition (i.e., the composer writes the music down), it can also serve as a visual record of music that already exists. Scholars and others have made transcriptions of western and non-western musics so as to render them in readable form for study, analysis, and re-creative performance. This has been done not only with folk or traditional music (e.g., Bartók's volumes of Magyar and Romanian folk music), but also with sound recordings of improvisations by musicians (e.g., jazz piano) and performances that may only partially be based on notation. An exhaustive example of the latter in recent times is the collection The Beatles: Complete Scores (London: Wise Publications, c1993), which seeks to transcribe into staves and tablature all the songs as recorded by the Beatles in instrumental and vocal detail. (More...)    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
John Henry Wheeler (born 1957 in Bristol, Tennessee) is an audio/video engineer, computer programmer, and developer of the Penteo surround-sound process. A teenager in the 1970s and 80s, John worked as a recording engineer on Country and Gospel records in his home state of Tennessee. In addition, the studio operated its own phonograph record manufacturing plant, where John helped to maintain the record presses, boilers, and associated manufacturing equipment. John became a producer at Dallas-based TM Productions, where he co-produced radio station jingles and needle drop production libraries. In 1985, he was hired as an audio engineer and music editor for Turner Production (TBS/CNN) in Atlanta, for the development of their stereo television efforts, and developed many techniques for live multi-location television remotes for "The Jason Project" and the original 1986 "Goodwill Games" from Moscow. As a music editor, John needle drop scored several episodes of "World of Audubon" and Jacques Cousteau specials, and was responsible for editing most of the original theme music which appeared on CNN from 1985 until 1990. In 1988, while at TBS, he won an audio engineering Emmy award for a promotion for the American version of "Letters from a Dead Man", a motion picture which Ted Turner purchased from Soviet Television for air in the U.S. on Turner Broadcasting. As a hobby, John was a C language programmer in MS-DOS and Unix, and became a database normalization design hobbyist. After Ted Turner's purchase of MGM in 1987, John developed a networked film library database system for Turner/MGM between operations in Culver City and Atlanta, using the tools of Informix Software on an SCO Xenix platform. In 1990, he was recruited to the San Francisco Bay Area as a technical services consultant for Informix. Working for Informix, he spent three years developing one of the country's first real-time stock options trading systems at Group One in San Francisco, in 1991 linking their floor traders in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia and San Francisco using AppleTalk tunnelling through internet protocol via uunet to tie together local networks. At the time, the Internet was built primarily on the NSFNET; John asked for and received special permission to use the Internet for research use. In the 1990s, he was hired by Skywalker Sound president Tom Kobayashi in the role of Core Network Architect for Entertainment Digital Network (EDnet), first based at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California and worked as the personal installer of a private real-time digital audio network linking Skywalker with Capitol Records studios, Sony Music studios, 20th Century Fox studios, A&M Records, and the home studios of Mariah Carey/Tommy Mottola, Robert Zemeckis, Phil Ramone, Walter Afanasieff, and Gloria Estefan for digital audio internetworking. He also co-engineered the telecommunications links for Phil Ramone for the Frank Sinatra "Duets" series. After departing EDnet, John spent two years as a field sound technician on the TV show COPS, traveling across the US to shadow police officers for the show with a shotgun microphone. In 2000, John joined NBC Universal as a television engineer.
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Sheet Music - Purpose and use Sheet music can be used as a record of, a guide to, or a means to perform, a piece of music. Although it does not take the place of the sound of a performed work, sheet music can be studied to create a performance and to elucidate aspects of the music that may not be obvious from mere listening. Authoritative musical information about a piece can be gained by studying the written sketches and early versions of compositions that the composer might have retained, as well as the final autograph score and personal markings on proofs and printed scores. Comprehending sheet music requires a special form of literacy: the ability to read musical notation. Nevertheless, an ability to read or write music is not a requirement to compose music. Many composers have been capable of producing music in printed form without the capacity themselves to read or write in musical notation—as long as an amanuensis of some sort is available. Examples include the blind 18th-century composer John Stanley and the 20th-century composers and lyricists Lionel Bart, Irving Berlin and Paul McCartney. The skill of sight reading is the ability of a musician to perform an unfamiliar work of music upon viewing the sheet music for the first time. Sight reading ability is expected of professional musicians and serious amateurs who play classical music and related forms. An even more refined skill is the ability to look at a new piece of music and hear most or all of the sounds (melodies, harmonies, timbres, etc.) in one's head without having to play the piece. With the exception of solo performances, where memorization is expected, classical musicians ordinarily have the sheet music at hand when performing. In jazz music, which is mostly improvised, sheet music—called a lead sheet in this context—is used to give basic indications of melodies, chord changes, and arrangements. Handwritten or printed music is less important in other traditions of musical practice, however. Although much popular music is published in notation of some sort, it is quite common for people to learn a piece by ear. This is also the case in most forms of western folk music, where songs and dances are passed down by oral—and aural—tradition. Music of other cultures, both folk and classical, is often transmitted orally, though some non-western cultures developed their own forms of musical notation and sheet music as well. Although sheet music is often thought of as being a platform for new music and an aid to composition (i.e., the composer writes the music down), it can also serve as a visual record of music that already exists. Scholars and others have made transcriptions of western and non-western musics so as to render them in readable form for study, analysis, and re-creative performance. This has been done not only with folk or traditional music (e.g., Bartók's volumes of Magyar and Romanian folk music), but also with sound recordings of improvisations by musicians (e.g., jazz piano) and performances that may only partially be based on notation. An exhaustive example of the latter in recent times is the collection The Beatles: Complete Scores (London: Wise Publications, c1993), which seeks to transcribe into staves and tablature all the songs as recorded by the Beatles in instrumental and vocal detail. (More...)