Review: The Easy Piano Series

Belinda Glass

The Easy Piano Series: 12 Pieces for Elementary Pianists.

“Film” and “Shows”

Aside from the attractive glossy appearance of these books, their real appeal lies in the fact that they include easy piano arrangements of familiar tunes that players of any age can enjoy playing for their family and friends. Unlike the more common Piano, Vocal and Guitar (PVG) compilations often found in stores, the arrangements in these books are all arranged for solo piano, suitable for early to intermediate level pianists. The arrangements vary in difficulty level from around Grade 1 (e.g. C major arrangement of Memory from Cats), to a Grade 2-3 level (e.g. Eb major arrangement of Breaking Free from High School Musical). Lyrics are included for all the songs, as are chord symbols. Best of all, the song selections cover popular material from a wide range of shows and film genres that will appeal to different generations – my adult students have enjoyed the challenges of classic show tunes like Maybe This Time (Cabaret) and Summertime (Porgy and Bess), while younger students have been thrilled to try Wait For It (Hamilton), Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter) and How Far I’ll Go (Moana). With pieces from La La Land, The Twilight Saga, Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, Chicago, Grease, My Fair Lady and Oliver!, there’s sure to be something for everyone here. Well worth investing in both of these musically appealing collections!

Contents

Film:

1 As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
2 City of Stars (La La Land)
3 Davy Jones Theme (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
4 Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)
5 How Far I’ll Go (Moana)
6 New Moon (The Twilight Saga)
7 Not About Angels (The Fault in Our Stars)
8 Pure Imagination (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
9 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head (Butch Cassidy and the Sun
10 The Ring Goes South (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship o
11 See You Again (Furious 7)
12 Star Wars Main Theme (Star Wars)

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Shows:

1 Breaking Free (High School Musical)
2 Maybe This Time (Cabaret)
3 Memory (Cats)
4 Nowadays (Chicago)
5 On The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady)
6 Someone To Watch Over Me (Oh Kay!)
7 Summer Nights (Grease)
8 Summertime (Porgy & Bess)
9 Tomorrow (Annie)
10 Wait For It (Hamilton)
11 Where Is Love? (Oliver!)
12 You Give A Little Love (Bugsy Malone)

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