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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Easy Piano Movie Hits
25 Great Easy Piano Movie Hits
Arr. Dan Coates
Item: 00-39585
UPC: 038081447605
ISBN 10: 0739092065
ISBN 13: 9780739092064
PRICE: $24.99
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano
Level: Easy Piano
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Easy Piano Movie Hits helps you teach yourself piano by having you learn by playing outstanding, accessible arrangements of music you love. It's like having a friend show you how to play all your favorite songs. You'll learn to play 25 hugely popular movie songs and themes that will have you sounding like a pro in no time. For each arrangement you get lessons, warm-ups, tips, and techniques to make the most out of practice sessions, so you can spend more time making music. We also included a short refresher course in basic keyboard theory, an introduction to professional-sounding harmonies and common left hand patterns, a guide to key signatures, a glossary of musical terms used throughout the book, and an audio CD with recordings of each song.

Titles: As Time Goes By (Casablanca) * Believe (The Polar Express) * Cantina Band (Star Wars®: Episode IV -- A New Hope) * Corpse Bride (Main Title) (The Corpse Bride) * Don't Stop Believin' (Rock of Ages) * Firework (Katy Perry: Part of Me) * Gonna Fly Now (Rocky) * Harry's Wondrous World (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) * Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) * (Everything I Do) I Do It for You (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) * If I Only Had a Brain (The Wizard of Oz) * The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) (Star Wars®: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back) * In Dreams (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) * James Bond Theme (Dr. No) * The Notebook (Main Title) (The Notebook) * Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) * People (Funny Girl) * The Pink Panther (The Pink Panther) * Raiders March (Raiders of the Lost Ark) * The Rose (The Rose) * Singin' in the Rain (Singin' in the Rain) * Star Wars (Main Title) (Star Wars®: Episode IV -- A New Hope) * Theme from New York, New York (New York, New York) * Theme from Superman (Superman) * The Wind Beneath My Wings (Beaches).
TITLE COMPOSER
Raiders March
The Rose
Singin' in the Rain
PART II: PLAYING LIKE A PRO
Theme from New York, New York
Theme from Superman
The Wind Beneath My Wings
APPENDIXES
A: GLOSSARY
5 Things to Check Out when You Begin a New Piece
Timesaving Practice Strategies
Evaluating Your Progress
PART III: 25 ESSENTIAL MOVIE SONGS
Believe
Cantina Band
Corpse Bride (Main Title)
Don't Stop Believin'
Firework
Gonna Fly Now
Harry's Wondrous World
Hedwig's Theme
The Notebook (Main Title)
Over the Rainbow
People
B: KEY SIGNATURES
If I Only Had a Brain
The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
In Dreams
James Bond Theme
The Pink Panther
Star Wars (Main Title)
PART I: REVIEWING THE BASICS
How to Sit with a Pianist's Posture and Hand Position
Notating and Reading Rhythm
Notating and Reading Pitch
Expressive Markings and Other Common Performance Directions
Pedaling
Reading Chord Symbols and Professional-Sounding Harmonies
Common Left Hand Patterns
Intros, Codas, and Buttons
As Time Goes By
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You