The Pop Piano Player: Isn't She Lovely
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.
- Dream a Little Dream of Me
- Sweet About Me
- Everybody Hurts
- Come Away With Me
- Stepping Stone
- Love Is a Losing Game
- The Winner Takes it All
- A Million Love Songs
- The Book of Love
- Billie Jean
- Isn't She Lovely
- The More I See You
- I Will Always Love You
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