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Classics - 1974-1980

A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Billy Joel's Keyboard Styles and Techniques

By Billy Joel

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Classics - 1974-1980 (A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Billy Joel's Keyboard Styles and Techniques). By Billy Joel. For Keyboard. Hal Leonard Keyboard Signature Licks. Soft Rock and Pop Rock. Difficulty: medium to medium-difficult. Instructional book and examples CD. Standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, introductory text and instructional text. 72 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695581).

ISBN 0634021532. With standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, introductory text and instructional text. Soft Rock and Pop Rock. 9x12 inches.

Learn the trademark keyboard riffs and compositions behind one of the greatest artists in pop and rock! This volume provides in-depth analysis of 15 hits from Billy's early years, includijng Big Shot, Just the Way You Are, Piano Man and more. Includes a discography. Also available: Billy Joel Hits - 1981-1993 (00695582).

About Hal Leonard Signature Licks

The Signature Licks book/audio packs are especially formatted to give instruction on how to play a particular artist style by using the actual transcribed, "right from the record" licks! Designed for use by anyone from beginner right up to the experienced player who is looking to expand their insight. The books contain full performance notes and an overview of each artist or group's style with transcriptions in notes and tab. The audio accompaniment features playing tips and techniques, as well as playing examples at a slower tempo.

  • Don't Ask Me Why 
  • Big Shot 
  • Captain Jack 
  • The Entertainer 
  • Just The Way You Are 
  • Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) 
  • My Life 
  • New York State Of Mind 
  • Piano Man 
  • Root Beer Rag 
  • Say Goodbye To Hollywood 
  • Scenes From An Italian Restaurant 
  • She's Always A Woman 
  • The Stranger 
  • Honesty 

Classics - 1974-1980

A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Billy Joel's Keyboard Styles and Techniques

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    DeLand, FL
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 28, 2006 Just average

    For better detail see my review for the other book Billy Joel: Hits - 1981-1993. Like I stated there these books (in my opinion) are for new Billy Joel fans. If you already own some of his books you already have these songs. You also have better versions of these...

    songs. If you like arrangements try "Billy Joel: Billy Joel Complete". If you like accompaniment try "Billy Joel: The Billy Joel Keyboard Book". Hands down those are my two favorites.

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  • November 01, 2004 Greatness!

    This is by far one of the best piano books I own. It is exactly what Billy plays. This is what you want if you want someone to sing along. There is a CD that comes inside the book with different tempos so you can start slow. The piano man...

    solo is here, Just the Way you are sounds terrific, and New York State of Mind is the best song you can play on piano. If you are a Billy Joel fan, get it!

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