By Elton John
Piano Solo Sheet Music
|Level:||SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)|
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The Elton John Collection (Piano Solo). (Over 20 Classic Songs). By Elton John. For Piano/Keyboard. Piano Solo Personality. Rock and Pop Rock. SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate). Songbook (no lyrics). Standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 94 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306040).
ISBN 0793547199. With standard notation (does not include words to the songs). Rock and Pop Rock. 9x12 inches.
22 songs from this pop piano master, including Bennie and the Jets, Candle in the Wind, Your Song and more.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 6-7.
About SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)
4 to 5-note chords in both hands and scales in octaves in both hands.
Location: from Oakland, CA
January 1, 2013
Good arrangements and fun to play
The arrangements are very good overall. In a few places, the voicing is too dense and doesn't quite capture Elton's gospel sound, but it's easy enough to push the LH down an octave for that extra heft. Expression marks are fairly sparse -- you need to take cues from the...
11 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Berryville, AR
November 10, 2012
Rhythm-Challenging; gospel sounds
Since Reg is a pianist, I expected some daunting rhythm and was not disappointed. I am enjoying the syncopated rock beats although at times the two hands are definitely doing two different patterns. I don't like that the publisher puts in many "filler", lesser-known songs I've never heard. They tend...
8 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Lodi, CA
April 28, 2011
The book represents a good selection. I and getting back into piano after a couple of decades off and found the songs rather difficult. The arrangements are also "embellished" with extra notes that add to the difficulty, but I think they will be very beautiful once I master them.
31 of 69 people found this review helpful.
Location: from texas
Location: from New Zealand
December 30, 2008
Caught the Essence
These arrangements by Bernie Taupin effectively express the essence of Elton John. While the reading is at an Intermediate Level the rhythms and syncopation need a higher level of interpretation. A good book that students could come back to time and again, as they develop their musicianship.
49 of 94 people found this review helpful.