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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Easy Piano Movie Hits

25 Great Easy Piano Movie Hits

By Dan Coates

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Piano - Easy Piano
25 Great Easy Piano Movie Hits. Arranged by Dan Coates. Book; CD; Method/Instruction; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Complete Idiot's Guide. Movie. 208 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39585).

Item Number: AP.39585
ISBN 0739092065. Movie.

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, N.

  • 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