The Afternoon Pianist

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This beautiful new book by the author of The Complete Piano Player series is a very well-organized adult pop piano supplementary collection! The Afternoon Pianist is a great collection of 32 songs familiar to adults, arranged using melody in the right hand and chord formations in the left hand. In addition to being an easy piano collection, this book also teaches various left-hand accompaniments that can be used on other songs as well. Each song includes pedaling, dynamics, fingering, etc. Chord names are shown above the staff and keyboard diagrams of new chords are shown below the staff for the first several songs after they are introduced. All songs include lyrics (except The Entertainer and I Got Rhythm.) Finally, the CD includes MIDI-style backgrounds (with melody) to play along to! The book contains the following songs & left-hand accompaniment patterns:
Three-note block chords: C major & F major chords only: Eight Days a Week (Beatles) Adding the G major chord: One More Night (Phil Collins)/ Massachusetts (BeeGees)/ Release Me (Elvis)/ La Bamba (trad.) Adding D minor, E minor and A minor: The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) / Top of the World (The Carpenters) / Super Trouper (Abba) Adding D major, E major and A major: Scarborough Fair/Canticle (Simon & Garfunkel)/ Sailing (Gavin Sutherland) / Lady in Red (Chris DeBurgh) Playing in the key of F major, adding Bb major and G minor chords: Guantanamera (trad.)
Broken-chord accompaniments: There Goes My Everything (Englebert Humperdinck) / Anniversary Song (Al Jolson)
Chord pyramids: Green Green Grass of Home (standard) / One Moment in Time (Whitney Houston) Adding the Eb Major chord: By the Time I Get to Phoenix (Jimmy Webb)
Boogie style accompaniments: Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams) / Ob-la-di, ob-la-da (Beatles)
Low, open fifths: Mull of Kintyre (Paul McCartney) / Mamma Mia (Abba) / The Entertainer (Joplin)
7th Chords: 59th Street Bridge Song - Feelin' Groovy (Simon & Garfunkel) / Falling in Love Again (Linda Ronstadt) / Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison) / Copacabana (Barry Manilow)
Tango: On This Night of a Thousand Stars (from Evita) / Perfidia (standard)
Slow 12/8 rock, new key (D minor) House of the Rising Sun (The Animals)
More 7th Chords and jazz chords: Feelings (standard) / I Left My Heart in San Francisco (standard) / Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head (Burt Bacharach) / Could It Be Magic (Barry Manilow) / I Got Rhythm (Gershwin - instrumental version, no lyrics) ©2005, 72 pages. Book & CD.