Pop Piano: Mamma Mia

John Kember

The Pop Piano Player: Mamma Mia

Faber Music ISMN 0-571-53297-7
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: Mamma Mia is intended for Grades 6 to 8. It has 14 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

Always On My Mind
Christopher/Thompson/James
See The Day
Lee
Being With You
Robinson
White Flag
Armstrong/Nowels/Armstrong
Mamma Mia
Andersson/Ulvaeus/Anderson
From Both Sides Now
Mitchell
Somewhere
Cassidy/Biondo
I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
Hoffman/Sellards/John
Hotel California
Henley/Frey/Helder
For Your Eyes Only
Leeson/Conti
Valerie
McCabe/Payne/Harding/Chowdhury/Pritchard
You're Beautiful
Blunt/Skarbek/Ghost
Jesus To A Child
Michael
Easy
Richie

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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