Review of Czardas - Monti for Guitar Solo1/27/2013 1:28pm
With my 1st time to buy online for digital download, Ive chosen this Joe Harris arrangement of one of my favorites. Ive always went to a physical store to buy music sheets and Ive bought plenty. I ordered this because the 1st page (and only page shown) for preview shows a decent arrangement with melody, bass, and inner voices. However, after printing all 9 pages I was disappointed to find that the 2nd part (allegro vivace), the most important part that separates us guitar soloists from flatpickers, shows only melody notes. The required bass and accompaniment are missing. I wonder if this is the reason why only the 1st page (the slow and easy part) is shown for preview. Any guitarist will know in 1 glance if an arrangement is close or comparable to what he/she is looking for. If the flatpicking part was shown in the preview then theres no way Im buying this simplistic arrangement. The description shows also that this is a musicnotes edition which allows buyers to perform the piece in public. Really? Perform this simplistic arrangement in public? Musicnotes may have known that no one will so they have given a performance right. I have a much better arrangement by Alexander Gluklikh, which is the minimum level of sophistication needed to play it in public, yet I do not want to learn it because I saw several much better versions in Youtube. Where then does this musicnotes edition that I bought and printed go? To the thrash! It is not a performance edition, gig or concert. I have learned my lesson - Never Buy to Download A Sheet Music Unless I See How the Arranger Handled the Challenging Part.