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Product Details

  • Series: The Professional Touch Series
  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music (November 29, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076929264X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0769292649
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I highly recommend it to a very skilled, advanced pianist.
mary conroy
Dan Coates writes in a style much like my own, so I really enjoy the selection of songs and his arrangements of them.
L. Toates
This is the perfect book for me because I was beginning to run out of songs that were challenging and fun to play.
Julie Johnson

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289 of 290 people found the following review helpful By Marisa on July 22, 2010
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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 Loggins/David Foster
Friends & Lovers - Paul Gordon/Jay Gruska
From a Distance - Julie Gold
The Greatest Love of All (The Greatest) - Linda Creed/Michael Masser
Happy Birthday to You! - Mildred and Patty Hill
Heart (Damn Yankees) - Richard Adler/Jerry Ross
Hey There (The Pajama Game) - Richard Adler/Jerry Ross
The Homecoming - Hagood Hardy
How Could I Ever Know? (The Secret Garden) - Lucy Simon
How Do I Live? - Diane Warren
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
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160 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Beach Guy on January 2, 2005
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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 formatted. Most of the pieces are 3 to 5 pages long. These pieces are worth the extra effort they require, and once the skills are learned, they'll be available forever.
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85 of 88 people found the following review helpful By john schwemmer on January 22, 2001
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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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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 2000
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For any pianist who plays for weddings, receptions, formal dinners, or other secular functions, this book will be an invaluable asset. Dan Coates' signature easy listening-style piano arrangements will enhance the mood and atmosphere of any social gathering. Perfect for background music in a crowd, or to play for your own pleasure and satisfaction, these medium-to-difficult arrangements will make anyone sound like a professional.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By zan on November 29, 2004
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Dan Coates offers the nicest piano compositions of all the composers' music I've played. His music flows across your fingertips. It does require much practice for me to get these advanced songs down, but well worth it. These compositions create beautiful music for the piano.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Eby on February 19, 2007
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The songs in this book are challenging yet worth it once you've learned them. The arrangements are well-written and flow smoothly when they're up-to-speed. The difficulty range is not huge, and tends to hover between intermediate and advanced. The left hand usually plays broken chords which are simple, yet effectively lay a base for the right-handed melodies. A great selection!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By GiveMeMUSIC! on September 3, 2007
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Intricate, Detailed Renditions...Difficult Segmants for the Advanced Pianist.

I'm 20 yrs. old and I have been a pianist for 16 yrs. I have also taught piano for 6 yrs. I HIGHLY recommend this item because these pieces are not simple versions of the origional composed pieces. I'm always put out as I receive an ordered book that is too simple or does not contain a single key-change. Dan Coates is a professional composer who finds new ways to present the enlightening pieces her arranges. Don't try to pass me up by simplifying the music, I want the real piece! He never fails to start the piece establishing the main melody and then gradually building until he finishes with a finale worth presenting to the President. I could not rate higher...well done Mr. Coates!
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