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The Pop Piano Player: Mamma Mia (Piano Solo)

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The Pop Piano Player: Mamma Mia presents 14 pop classics in an ingenious new format for pianists, arranged by John Kember.

The Pop Piano Player Series is an essential resource with each volume featuring many classic songs. Designed for both pianists wanting to make the transition into playing pop piano, as well as for those keen to develop their own style, each song is presented in two different formats.

The first version includes the melody and lyrics with a basic chord structure for each song - ideal for practice, accompaniment and improvisation. The second version is a superb arrangement of the song for piano solo, suitable for intermediate-level pianists, perfect for performance.

All the songs are in their standard keys, enabling pianists to play with other musicians, and the free CD features performances of all the piano arrangements played by John Kember.

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571532977

Item Code: 0571532977

Price: £12.99
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): Pop, Rock, Easy Listening

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Included media: 1CD

Series: The Pop Piano Player

Territories: Item available in Europe & Australia only

Instruments:
  • Piano
Contents:
  1. Always On My Mind
  2. See The Day
  3. Being Wih You
  4. White Flag
  5. Mamma Mia
  6. From Both Sides Now
  7. Somwhere
  8. I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
  9. Hotel California
  10. For Your Eyes Only
  11. Valerie
  12. You're Beautful
  13. Jesus To A Child
  14. Easy.
  • See The Day.mp3

  • Hotel California.mp3

  • Jesus To A Child.mp3

With Kember at the helm.....He has arranged the 13 tunes twice, for piano and vocal, and solo piano, making this a good resource for players’ repertoire.

October 2010, Mi Pro

This collection of intermediate (Grade 3-5) pop songs from John Kember is a fantastic resource for pianists who want to make the transition to playing pop piano. It is unusual in that each song is presented in two formats: the first has melody, lyrics and a basic chord structure, making it ideal for accompaniment, improvisation and understanding harmony; the second is a full-blown, beautifully arranged piano solo. Both versions of all songs feature on the CD.

My pupils and I have really enjoyed [this book]. I loved Always on my Mind, Hotel California, Easy and of course Mamma Mia, while they preferred White Flag and the ubiquitous You're Beautiful. We varied the playing by dueting as one played the chords and the other the melody (this was very good for understanding the underlying harmonies and might serve as a good Year 9-11 composition stimulus), or attempting the piano solo versions and being delighted by Kember's excellent, true-to-the original arrangements. Playing along and listening to the CD enabled [pupils] to get to grips quickly with the rhythms and get an overall idea of the pace and flavour of each piece.

Music Teacher, January 2010