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Songbook Review: Tahoma
Scott D. Davis
Cover image of the songbook Tahoma by Scott D. Davis
Scott D. Davis
2014 / Scovis Music Productions
102 pages / 15 songs
Review by Kathy Parsons
Tahoma: Solo Piano Songbook is the companion sheet music book to Scott D. Davis’ 2013 CD Tahoma Reimagined, the 10th anniversary release honoring his 2003 CD, Tahoma (I know that’s a little redundant, but not all anniversary releases are the exact years! Really!). I’ve loved a lot of these songs since their original release and have been looking forward to the sheet music. This is a beautiful book with the full-color CD cover on front and back - and it’s spiral-bound!!! The music is printed on a bright white, fairly heavy paper stock that should stay looking great through many years of frequent use. The spacing is roomy and the notation is clear and uncluttered for easier reading. Most of these pieces are fairly advanced, and five of the fifteen are in either Gb major or Eb minor (6 flats). The last page of the book is Scott’s explanation for why he loves all those flats and his encouragement to not think of them as more difficult than the key of C. If you say so, Scott! This music is great fun to play, and I’m having a blast learning “Soul of the Storm.” I’m looking forward to getting into “Positive Altitude,” “Swiftwater” and several other songs as well. This songbook is available from www.ScottDDavis.com and Amazon. Recommended - especially if you love lots of flats!

The titles, key signatures, and number of pages are listed below:

Positive Altitude - Key of F minor (4 flats)/C minor (3 flats) -
10 pages
Swiftwater - Key of Eb minor (6 flats) - 8 pages
Prelude - Key of B minor (2 sharps) - 3 pages
January - Key of D/B minor (2 sharps) - 8 pages
Dance in My Heart - Key of D minor (1 flat) - 5 pages
A Simple Reflection - Key of D minor/ G minor (2 flats) -
5 pages
LSF - C# minor (4 sharps) - 7 pages
View From Above - Key of Gb/Eb minor (6 flats)/ Eb (3 flats) -
8 pages
Lost in the Horizon - Key of B minor/D (2 sharps) - 6 pages
Interlude - Key of Eb minor (6 flats) - 6 pages
Song In My Heart - Key of Ab (3 flats) - 5 pages
Grove of Patriarchs - Key of D minor (1 flat) - 5 pages
Tahoma - Key of Eb minor (6 flats) - 9 pages
Soul of the Storm - Key of Eb minor (6 flats) - 10 pages
Stillwater - Key of D minor (1 flat) - 3 pages
May 7, 2014
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