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

By Billy Joel

Piano/Keyboard, Keyboard - Difficulty: medium to medium-difficult
A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Billy Joel's Keyboard Styles and Techniques. By Billy Joel. Hal Leonard Keyboard Signature Licks. Soft Rock and Pop Rock. Instructional book (softcover) and examples CD. With standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, introductory text and instructional text. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695582).

Item Number: HL.695582

ISBN 0634021540. 9x12 inches. Todd Lowry Keyboard Signature Licks Book/CD Pack.

This songbook examines 15 '80s and '90s megahits from the Piano Man, including And So It Goes, The River of Dreams, Uptown Girl and more. Also available: Billy Joel Classics - 1974-1980 (00695581).

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.

  • All About Soul 
  • Allentown 
  • And So It Goes 
  • Baby Grand 
  • I Go To Extremes 
  • Leningrad 
  • Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) 
  • Modern Woman 
  • The River Of Dreams 
  • She's Got A Way 
  • Tell Her About It 
  • This Is The Time 
  • Uptown Girl 
  • You're Only Human (Second Wind) 
  • Pressure 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Waterford, MI
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  • 2007-07-24 00:00:00.0 A must for true fans!

    This book along with the other in the series makes an excellent study tool for the true B.J.scholar. The study Cd makes sense of keyboard parts barely audiable on the real recordings and makes for fun practice play-along. The book however falls short to include the entire...

    scores...why does Hal Leonard do this!!! Instead, you get only 2 or 3 pages of each piece. The Billy Joel keyboard book is a much better buy if you're a more accomplished player, either way i find the study CD invaluable to understanding this music.

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  • 3

    DeLand, FL
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2006-02-28 00:00:00.0 There are better B Joel books available

    Good Concept. Falls a little short. This would benefit players new to Billy Joel sheet music. Some of the notation is simplified compared to other versions I own. Has better intros than the arrangements. The cd is lame. It sounds like generic MIDI converted to an audio cd. But I...

    guess it could help some people figure out the tougher spots. The commentary doesn't provide anything profound. Bottom line: I wouldn't recommend it for those that already have Billy Joel in their repetoire.

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