Steve's High Note for Rock Legends; MUSIC EXPERT WRITES SHEET MUSIC FOR BAND - AND YOU CAN WIN A COPY

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Steve's High Note for Rock Legends; MUSIC EXPERT WRITES SHEET MUSIC FOR BAND - AND YOU CAN WIN A COPY


Byline: DAYLE CRUTCHLOW

WHEN the world's biggest rock bands need someone to write the sheet music book for their latest albums, they turn to Nuneaton's North Warwickshire and Hinckley College.

Steve Cooper, manager in music, media and performing arts at the college, has written the book for the Queens of the Stone Age's latest album, Songs For The Deaf.

The band is one of the biggest rock acts in the world and features Dave Grohl, also of The Foo Fighters, who made his name with the legendary Nirvana.

It's not the first time Steve has been given the task of putting rock hits onto paper. He was also commissioned by publishers Music Sales to write the sheet music for last year's Highly Evolved by Australian group the Vines, an album rated by the music press as one of the best of the year.

Steve said: "Working on Songs For The Deaf was a challenge since it features so much music and many varied guitar and vocal parts.

"It is very important that music be transcribed accurately since this is the only official book to be released across the UK, Europe and Australia with the band's endorsement. …

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