Waking The Muse


SKU: MMSB-9-918 Category:


Binding: Spiral bound

Paper: Heavier stock for easy turning

Released: ©2013


•All 13 songs from the matching album.

•Table of contents

•Information page

Difficulty Level: Songs range from Advanced Beginner to Advanced

•1 Advanced Beginner Song

•9 Intermediate Songs

•2 Advanced Intermediate Songs

•1 Advanced Song

Additional information

Weight 0.8125 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x 11 in

One response to “Waking The Muse

  1. Waking the Muse
    Michele McLaughlin
    2013 / Michele McLaughlin
    73 pages / 13 songs
    Review by Kathy Parsons
    Waking the Muse is the companion sheet music collection to Michele McLaughlin’s 2013 CD by the same name. The CD is my favorite of Michele’s recordings to date, and this songbook is also my favorite. The music is often bold and very dramatic, making it a lot of fun to play. Most of the thirteen pieces are of an upper-intermediate level, but a few are a little more difficult. Printed on a heavier-than-normal paper stock and spiral-bound, this beautiful book will endure many years of play without much wear and tear. The music was transcribed by Rebecca Oswald, who always does an excellent job. I proofed the book, so I know that these scores are as accurate as humanly possible. The scores have a roomy layout that allows for easier reading, and the printing itself is crisp and clean. There are no reaches of more than an octave, and chords are actually fairly rare. The music ranges from bright and lively to slow and very dark – a great variety of pieces that express a wide span of emotions. This is an exceptional songbook and I highly recommend it. It is available from michelemclaughlin.com. My review of the CD is here.

    The playing level (a scale of 1-5 based on Michele’s other music, with 5 being the most difficult), key signature, and number of pages for each piece is listed below:

    Waking the Muse – Level 5 – Key of Eb minor (6 flats)/ G minor (2 flats) / Eb (3 flats) – 7 pages
    Radiance – Level 4 – Key of C minor (3 flats) – 8 pages
    A Beautiful Distraction – Level 3.5 – Key of A minor (0 sharps or flats) – 4 pages
    Spiritual Awakening – Level 3.5 – Key of E minor (1 sharp) – 6 pages
    Humbled – Level 3 – Key of C (0 sharps or flats) – 6 pages
    Misty Fjords – Level 3 – Key of C – 5 pages
    Interlude – Level 2.5 – Key of C minor (3 flats) – 2 pages
    Gratitude – Level 3 – Key of A minor (0 sharps or flats) – 6 pages
    Until We Meet Again – Level 3 – Key of Eb (3 flats) – 6 pages
    The Little Red Bird – Level 3 – Key of C / F (1 flat) – 5 pages
    Torn – Level 3.5 – Key of E minor (1 sharp) – 6 pages
    Unrequited Love – Level 3 – Key of G minor (2 flats)/ C minor (3 flats)/ A minor (0) – 3 pages
    Dangerous Obsession – Level 4 – Key of D minor (1 flat) – 6 pages

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