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Hal Leonard Frozen Big Note Piano Songbook
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2014
I bought two of Frozen music books what look very much alike: this one and Frozen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (Piano/Vocal/Guitar) (Piano, Vocal, Guitar Songbook)[ASIN:1480368199]. Big Note book has large staff, easy to read notes and words, they really simplified it that child with 3 years of experience could play it. Why did I give it 3 stars versus 5? In order to make it simple they changed tonality in each and every song that it is two keys higher then original songs (you can find original songs in Frozen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack). For example, the famous original Let It Go is written in F minor and has 4 flats, but in Big Note it is in A minor with no flats and instead of F-G-flat A "Let it Go" goes A-B-C. Why is not it great? My 6 year old immediately said: it does not sound right. I tried for her all the songs in this book and every time she commented: no, it's just not right. Said apart from it, she could play it next year after hard training (so far she has only two full years of experience) and no way she would be able to deal with Frozen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack, the last one is for teachers or older children with higher then medium experience.
P.S. According to our music teacher, depending on age group Big Note requires 2.5-4 years of experience and Frozen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack requires 4-5 years.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2014
perfect gift for a 7 year old with over 1 year of piano lessens. Easy to read notes to play
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
My son begged me to get the music even though I told him it was too hard. He wanted to play Frozen Heart. He is six and has only been taking for ten months. I bought it and showed his teacher and she said he could do it for a recital if he practiced hard. She said it was way above his level but she knew he could do it because he practices hard. It has been about a month and a half and he just about has it down. It took a lot if practice with either me or my husband sitting by him each time. I wouldn't recommend it with less than a year of piano unless you want to spend a lot of time practicing. It is probably good for three years experience. It doesn't sound exactly like the movie but that is expected for something simplified.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2014
I'm a piano teacher and I bought this for2 of my beginning piano students who were dying to play Frozen songs. However, this big note edition is much harder than other big note piano editions. It's closer to the easy piano versions of songs than big note. My students of one year are struggling with it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2014
I am a piano and voice teacher and the pianists and singers alike LOVE this book. In January, the kids were proactive, finding arrangements of these songs online, and I was so happy to find this book. While this music is difficult for beginners because of the changing hand positions these songs require, the arrangements in this book are as beginner friendly as it gets. Great job, Lopez duo!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2014
Great book for someone that is more than a beginner, but not super advanced; provides entertainment for those who love the movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2014
My daughter loves this book. So far she's learned "Let It Go" and "Love is an Open Door." Allowing her to learn songs that she loves keeps her motivated. She doesn't mind that the music sounds a bit different from the actual movie because the songs sound close enough, and she understands that there can be different variations of the same songs. I read other reviewers say that someone with about 3 years of experience can play the music comfortably, but my daughter is only *almost* 5 years old with 11 months of lessons, so I'm not really sure what level Big Note books are intended for. Perhaps she just has a knack for piano, but I think this book works well for a beginner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2014
This book is great, large notes/words so easy to read, and there are minimal flats/sharps making it easier for the less experienced pianist. Very nice book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2014
This book can be played by pianists who have had 3 or more years of lessons. Because it is written with big notes, some of the notes in a chord have been taken out. The songs sound a little "thin" because of that. However, the young students really enjoy playing the songs because they know them so very well.
This is a great collection of all of the songs from the movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2014
Perfect for my 7 yr.old who is just starting to learn piano. She loves it. Very easy to play the songs.
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