The Complete Idiot's Guide to Easy Piano Movie Hits

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Easy Piano Movie Hits
25 Great Easy Piano Movie Hits

Arr. Dan Coates Piano Book & CD Level: Easy Piano Item: 00-39585
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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).


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Contents

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
PART II: PLAYING LIKE A PRO
Expressive Markings and Other Common Performance Directions
Pedaling
Reading Chord Symbols and Professional-Sounding Harmonies
Common Left Hand Patterns
Intros, Codas, and Buttons
5 Things to Check Out when You Begin a New Piece
Timesaving Practice Strategies
Evaluating Your Progress
PART III: 25 ESSENTIAL MOVIE SONGS
As Time Goes By
Believe
Cantina Band
Corpse Bride (Main Title)
Don't Stop Believin'
Firework
Gonna Fly Now
Harry's Wondrous World
Hedwig's Theme
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
If I Only Had a Brain
The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
In Dreams
James Bond Theme
The Notebook (Main Title)
Over the Rainbow
People
The Pink Panther
Raiders March
The Rose
Singin' in the Rain
Star Wars (Main Title)
Theme from New York, New York
Theme from Superman
The Wind Beneath My Wings
APPENDIXES
A: GLOSSARY
B: KEY SIGNATURES

Additional Information

Series: Complete Idiot's Guide
Arranged by: Dan Coates
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 208
Item Number: 00-39585
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9206-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9206-4
UPC: 038081447605

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