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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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25 Great Easy Piano Movie Hits. Composed by Dan Coates. Method/Instruction; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Complete Idiot's Guide. Movie. Book and CD. 208 pages. Alfred Music #00-39585. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39585).

Item Number: AP.39585

ISBN 9780739092064. English.

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.

  • How to Sit with a Pianist's Posture and Hand Position 
  • Notating and Reading Rhythm 
  • Notating and Reading Pitch 
  • 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 
  • 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 

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