Publisher: Sifriyat Eshel
Format: 3 CDs, one book172 pages
Based on the classic Sefer Hanigunim which compiled and annotated hundreds of Chabad melodies, the present version simplifies the notes and chords for easy piano play. It covers the melodies #73 to #171 of the original Sefer Hanigunim, contains sheet music and the story behind each nigun.
Descriptions of the significance of each nigun in a volume are at the beginning of that volume, before the sheet music (scores). No words show, in either the description or the score. Chords are named above the melody, which is on a treble clef, and are not written out in musical notation.
Speed and mood are not indicated by the Latin words found in most classical music, but rather by the figure of a quarter-value note and a number - the meaning of the number will be known when the musician sets his metronome to that number, to find the pace at which the nigun is to be played - or, if he's used to these numbers, he can guess - the higher the number, the faster the pace.