As with any new publication,
mistakes always slip through the net. In spite of many, many
hours of checking and proof-reading both text and music, several
errors made it into the first printing.
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Vol 1 (first printing) - Corrections and Index
first printing of Vol 1 was spiral bound, with Herbie Hancock on
the front cover.
If you own this, you'll have noticed there is no INDEX
as publication date loomed, it was decided there just wasn't
time to prepare this without going way over schedule. I've now compiled the index,
which appears in the 2006 reprint and subsequent printings.
NB: All editions of Vol.
2 contain their own self-contained index.
a PDF file of the INDEX
Vol 1 corrections
Vol 1 (latest printing)
- Corrections Last updated 25 March
Subsequent reprints have a
non-spiral, 'stay-flat' binding, and a photo of me on the front
cover in place of Herbie Hancock.
All the known errors have
been corrected in this edition, and it also includes the INDEX.
However, a few copies have a serious error on p. 197, which features
identical music to p. 196, ie: the melody of CLOUD NINE is missing. Once you've downloaded
it, please print p. 197 out and paste it into your copy of Vol.
a PDF file of p. 197
(Cloud Nine melody)
Vol 2 - Corrections Last updated 25 March
Playing in 3/4 Time
p. 24, third tune from bottom of list: Should be "West Coast
Blues" (not "West End Blues") .
Minor Eleventh Chords
p.30, text on first line should read: "Minor seventh chords
containing the fourth can...".
Fig 9.15 (a), (b) and (c)
p. 179, bass note for all three Gb7 chords should be Gb (not
Tension & Release
p.180, final bar, LH chord (tied from previous bar): Bottom note
should be Eb (not E natural).
Rhythm Changes Comping
p. 192, bar 1, Bb6/9 chord: Left-hand notes should be labelled 69 (not 59)
p. 279, 4th entry from top - Sonny Sharrock: DELETE "see
also Miles Davis Jack Johnson"
and ADD: "see also Herbie Mann Memphis Underground,
Wayne Shorter Supernova."
If you notice
any other errors in either volume, please e-mail them to me at
USA and Canada
Vols 1 and 2 were launched in the USA in Autumn 2007. They
are priced at $39.95 each, and distributed by Hal Leonard. Both
volumes now include an INDEX, and a non-spiral 'stay-flat'
binding replaces the previous 'covered spiral' binding. This
edition is now on sale in Europe too; the spiral-bound books
are no longer available.
Other changes include the
covers, which now feature my photo instead of Herbie Hancock's!
This is because American law prohibits likenesses of well-known
people appearing on book covers without payment of royalties
to the person in question. My photo also now appears on new printings