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American Pie

By Don McLean - Digital Sheet Music

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American Pie by Don McLean - Digital Sheet Music
Recorded by Don McLean on United Artists Records
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From Sheet Music Magazine: This is one of the most cryptic songs to ever hit #1. McLean refuses to talk about what the song means. "If I told people what I meant, they'd just say 'No you didn't!'" he claims. Somewhere in the narrative is the history of rock and roll, from 1950 to 1971, centering on the day the music died - the day the plane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper crashed. McLean does reveal that the recording starts off in mono and slowly separates to stereo as the events in the song become more modern.

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Title: American Pie
By Don McLean
Instruments: Voice
  Guitar
  Piano, range: A1-D6
   
Scoring: Piano/Vocal/Guitar
   
Original Published Key: G Major
   
   
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Product #: MN0039791
Pages: 7
   
  
Average Rating: 4/5 Stars
Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews
Top Review: A very good piece with excellent arrangment.
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Lyrics Begin: A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music used to make me smile And I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be happy for a while.
   

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By Don McLean
   
Pages: 7
Form: Song
   
Instruments: Voice
  Guitar
  Piano, range: A1-D6
   
Scoring: Piano/Vocal/Guitar
   
Original Published Key: G Major
   
   
Product Type: MusicnotesWhat's This?Musicnotes File:
Instantly printable digital sheet music plus a PC-compatible interactive, downloadable sheet music file.
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Tempo: In a moderate tempo
Metronome: q = 125
   
   
Styles: Folk-Rock
  Pop Rock
  Singer-Songwriter
  Classic Rock
  Rock & Roll
   

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Composer: Don McLean
Lyricist: Don McLean
   
Date: 1971
   
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
   
   
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Lyrics Begin: A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music used to make me smile And I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be happy for a while.
   
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From the Book: American Pie / Don McLean
   

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From the Book: American Pie / Don McLean
   

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Piano: Intermediate

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AmerianPie

11/6/2007 8:15pm

A very good piece with excellent arrangment.

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AlexAdams25

Voice: Beginner / Composer

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Great!!!

9/29/2012 10:58am

Perfect musical quality. It accuracy to the song is great (as it should be). I though it was a bit hard to play but then again Im a starting musician haha

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American Pie Review

11/6/2007 9:26pm

It definitely sounds like the song. It's nice to sing along with also.

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