Pop Piano: Isn't She Lovely

John Kember

The Pop Piano Player: Isn't She Lovely

Faber Music ISMN 0-571-53296-9
The Pop Piano Player books aim to to help pianists understand and play a selection of the greatest pop songs so that they are truly 'under their fingers'. The pieces in this book span almost five decades of popular music, representing styles from the 60's to the present day and from musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.
First published in 2009, Pop Piano: Isn't She Lovely is intended for Grades 6 to 8. It has 15 arrangements on 64 pages.
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Performances of each piece, played by John Kember.

Each piece is presented in two formats, which gives both the basic chord structure and symbols as well as a piano arrangement of each song. By learning the changes, the chords will become familiar, the progressions more readily understood and the shapes will lie more comfortably under the hands.

The arrangements for piano solo which follow keep largely to the same chord patterns though with some changes to the overall structure regarding verses etc., to create a balanced piano solo. These solos I have recorded on the accompanying CD.

Contents

Music
Miles
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Kahn/Schwandt/Andre
Sweet About Me
Cilmi/Cooper/Higgins/Powell/Larcombe/Coler
Everybody Hurts
Berry/Stipe/Buck/Mills
Come Away With Me
Jones
Stepping Stone
Duffy/Booker
Love Is a Losing Game
Winehouse
The Winner Takes it All
Andersson/Ulvaeus
Home
Buble/Foster-Gillies/Chang
A Million Love Songs
Barlow
The Book of Love
David/Bacharach
Billie Jean
Jackson
Isn't She Lovely
Wonder
The More I See You
Gordon/Warren
I Will Always Love You
Parton

What they say

“Presented with style, care and panache” “Presented with style, care and panache ... ideal for ensemble work, in school or teaching studio ... an arrangement with real pianistic flair for performace and private indulgance.”
John York, 'Piano' Dec 2009/ Jan 2010

“My pupils and I have really enjoyed these books” “Reviewer's choice: A fantastic resource for pianists ... full-blown, beautifully arranged piano solo. My pupils and I have really enjoyed these books ... delighted by Kember's excellent, true-to-the-original arrangements.”
Fiona Lau, 'Music Teacher', January 2010

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The Pop Piano Player books aim to to help pianists understand and play a selection of the greatest pop songs so that they are truly 'under their fingers'. The pieces in this book span almost five decades of popular music, representing styles from the 60's to the present day and from musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.
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The Pop Piano Player books aim to to help pianists understand and play a selection of the greatest pop songs so that they are truly 'under their fingers'. The pieces in this book span almost five decades of popular music, representing styles from the 60's to the present day and from musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

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