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Dan Coates Complete / Advanced Piano Solos (The Professional Touch Series)
Responding to popular demand, Dan Coates has compiled a complete collection of 77 great songs for all occasions, to be played by the advanced piano player. Titles include love and wedding favorites, Broadway standards, pop and country ballads, movie and TV hits, and many more. Two selections "Colors of the Wind" and "Star Wars" are included on the Royal Conservatory of Music Popular Selection List (2009 Ed.) (These arrangements were originally published in item #AF9842.)
Complete Song List Including Movie/Musical/TV and Composer
- July 22, 2010
Since so many have already given comprehensive reviews, I thought a list of the songs in the book would be helpful.
Angel Eyes - Jim Brickman
Annes Theme (Anne of Green Gables) - Hagwood Hardy
Anywhere the Heart Goes (The Thorn Birds) - Henry Mancini
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Burt Bacharach et al
As Time Goes By (Casablanca) - Herman Hupfeld
Ashokan Farewell (The Civil War-Ken Burns) - Jay Ungar
Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
Because You Loved Me (Up Close and Personal Theme) - Diane Warren
Can You Read My Mind? (Superman Theme) - John Williams
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
The Colors of My Life (Barnum) - Michael Stewart
Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas) - Alan Menken
Desperado - Don Henley/Glenn Frey
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella) - Mack David et al
Evergreen (A Star is Born) - Barbra Streisand
Favorite Son (The Will Rogers Follies) - Cy Coleman
Forever - Kenny... read more
Beautiful But Challenging
By Beach Guy
- January 2, 2005
This book contains some of the most beautiful arrangements of popular music I have ever heard. Many of the pieces were unfamiliar to me when I bought the book, and others were songs I didn't particularly like. But Coates's arrangements are so beautiful that I love almost all of these songs now. This book is honestly titled: it is for advanced players. This does not mean that it is Rachmaninoff, but most pianists will find it challenging. Determined intermediate pianists can reasonably expect to memorize, play, and enjoy many of these pieces...but it will take some serious practice. Many of the arrangements make extensive use of the keyboard's higher registers -- where many pianists have limited experience. And some songs contain multi-measure passages where 3 are played against 2. Large leaps are common (including in some arpeggiated chords), as are chords with 6 or more notes. The book is well bound (so that it lays fairly flat), and the printing is generally clear and well... read more
By john schwemmer
- January 22, 2001
This book contains the most satisfying piano arrangements of popular music that I am aware of. This is a gem in a vast sea of mediocre sheet music. Much if not most of the sheet music available has lifeless harmonization. When performing the typical arrangement, the performer strains to imagine the beauty of the original recording but realizes the voices, instruments and percussion are all missing. With all this missing the song has no soul and hence no reason to be performed. The solos of this Dan Coates edition tower above all of the other popular edition books I own. Coates' arrangements allow the pianist to perform as a soloist. Rather than following the harmony of the original recordings like a drone, Coates' skillfully harmonizes and tailors these songs to beauty of the piano.These songs are a joy to perform. Anyone who buys this book will have opportunity to sound like a professional.
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