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Keyboard Signature Licks

By Ben Folds Five

Customer Rating:   9 Reviews Write a Review


Piano/Keyboard - Difficulty: medium
By Ben Folds Five. Signature Licks Keyboard. Alternative Rock and Pop Rock. Book and CD package. Standard notation, vocal melody, chord names, instructional text and introductory text. 72 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695578).

Item Number: HL.695578
ISBN 0634021478. With standard notation, vocal melody, chord names, instructional text and introductory text. Alternative Rock and Pop Rock. 9x12 inches.

This exceptional book/CD pack teaches pianists the techniques and style of this popular piano-based band. It breaks down the trademark riffs and licks for 16 songs from four albums by Ben Folds Five.

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.

  • Lullabye 
  • Philosophy 
  • Underground 
  • Boxing 
  • The Last Polka 
  • Alice Childress 
  • Narcolepsy 
  • Brick 
  • Song For The Dumped 
  • Battle Of Who Could Care Less 
  • Evaporated 
  • Kate 
  • Eddie Walker 
  • Don't Change Your Plans 
  • Mess 
  • Magic 

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  • 4

    Adelaide, Australia
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  • July 06, 2007 Ben Folds is a God

    This book is really good at highlighting Ben Fold's most prominant piano licks, but leaves out some of each song- which can be frustrating! It does provide interesting commentary, however- I'd recommend this book to those wanting to know more about Mr. Folds and who don't care...

    if some of the song is missing... a good book, overall though!

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  • 2

    RIverton, Ut
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  • March 22, 2007 why??

    When this book was transcribed, it was defianantly not done correctly. I am not going to lie, the average painiast will be sorely disapointed with this book. most songs are not complete with all the auctual whole song, and it skips out on lots of important stuff. I Would defianantly...

    reccomed a book such as "Songs for Silverman" over this book. it is way more pricer than it is worth.

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  • 4

    Rochester, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • July 01, 2004 Get the "jist" of BFF

    As a young pianist teaching herself, I found this book QUITE helpful. Not only did it provide some interesting little tid-bits about my favorite band and the evolution of the songs, and a variety of songs from each album; it included a helpful cd for learning rote-style. Although...

    the songs are not complete, it is a great book to use when starting out on Ben's amazing piano. If I hadn't had this book when I got it a couple of years ago, I would never be able to tackle the full scores and other complicated pieces. Above all, this book should be prized by anyone who enjoys great piano, and a stepping stone for the aspiring pianist.

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  • 5

    Atlanta, GA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 04, 2003 It Rocks

    This is the greatest song book ever! It has a lot of good songs in it and it is pretty easy! Ben Folds Rocks!

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  • 1

    St. Louis, MO
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 01, 2003 Better Think Twice

    This book did not achieve the goal for which it was written. This book was written as an elementary look at the riffs of Ben Folds. The excerpts are simplified versions of what Ben Folds actually plays. Beyond that the songs are not complete. So the beginners that would be...

    interested in the book wouldn’t even be able to play the complete songs anyway. Finally, there is little explanation or analysis to the style of Ben Folds. The short transcriptions are pretty much left to explain themselves. One good note is that the solos are transcribed fairly accurately. However, if you’re a beginner you might find them difficult to play. In conclusion: unless you’re a beginner with a good ear get the complete scores.

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