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The Lord of the Rings for Easy Piano [Kindle Edition]

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Loaded with full-color images from the films and printed on high-quality antique paper stock, this new Dan Coates easy piano songbook is a must-have for any fan. The book contains 12 major themes from the blockbuster trilogy. From The Fellowship of the Ring: The Prophecy * In Dreams * Concerning Hobbits * Many Meetings * The Black Rider. From The Two Towers: Gollum's Song * Rohan * Evenstar * Forth Eorlingas. From The Return of the King: Into the West * The Steward of Gondor * Minas Tirith.


Product Details

  • File Size: 4259 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music (December 13, 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004N61A60
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adult re-beginner June 30, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
"Easy" is a hard word. I'm just coming back to the keyboard after 30+ years away and I can't say what level of player I was when I left (past Fur Elise; stalled on the Moonlight Sonata). Have been buying a host of popular music for "easy" piano and it varies. Some is so simplified I have it down on the third time through; others send me to the flash cards to learn what those off-staff notes are. LOTR is right in the middle of the range.

--A few songs from each of the three movies. In Dreams and Concerning Hobbits are the ones I'm learning first; will go back to the DVD and listen differently to decide which of the remaining songs I liked enough to want to learn.

--For the most part, no more than four notes in play at any one time, and a lot places where the music is one note, each hand. A smattering of 16th notes but mostly quarters, some eighths, and half notes.

--Easy key signatures; mostly C and the rest two sharps or two flats max.

--Lots and lots of 12-note arpeggios without a lot of fingering assistance in the left hand.

--Notes range two octaves above and below middle C.

In sum? There are enough notes on each page that the song sounds good, yet easy enough to recognize the tune on the first or second time through. Plan: master this book, then buy the individual movie scores one at a time as I get better and want a richer sound.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome October 29, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
This is a really fun book to play piano from. I have been taking lesson for over a year and it took me a little while to master the songs. They really sound like they are right out of the movies so if you enjoyed the soundtrack you would enjoy playing these. Worth the money!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good arrangements; not too hard February 18, 2010
Format:Paperback
While this book is not for the beginning pianist (I'd put it at late beginner to early intermediate), the arrangements have a nice sound that are very gratifying for student pianists to play. They sound "big" without being especially difficult. If you are anthing more advanced than an early- to mid-intermediate pianist, though, you will probably want to go ahead and get the more advanced book. My daughter is a late-intermediate pianist and she was able to sight-read these songs.

It does not contain the song Many Meetings even though the describption said it did. All the other songs listed are included. The March of the Ents isn't listed but it is included in Forth Eorlingas.

We bought both the Easy Piano LOTR and the Piano/Vocal LOTR because we weren't sure which one we wanted. To contrast them, this one, the Easy Piano has simpler chords, smaller reaches,and no vocals except on Into the West. The arrangements are shorter than the ones in the Piano/Vocal book and there are about half as many songs in the Easy Piano book.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Easy: False Advertisement June 19, 2007
Format:Paperback
None of the Lord of the Rings piano arrangements by Dan Coates can be described as "Easy piano."
I taught some songs from two LORD books to my intermediate student (Alfred's Book 5) and he had a lot of trouble with the arrangements.
By definition, "easy piano" should at least have some indicated fingering and left-hand parts without extended leaps. No such luck here. Not recommended because of this marketing ploy. If your kid can't play Fuer Elise, the complete version, this book is not for her.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little harder than 'easy'. February 12, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found this book to be good, but a bit beyond my son's piano abilities. I'd say it's intermediate level instead of 'easy'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Missing one song April 4, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My son was pretty disappointed that "Many Meetings" is missing from this book. The Editorial Review said it would be there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Lord of the Rings Piano player July 21, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered this for my 14 year old niece and she is an intermediate piano player and loves it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So happy I found this November 7, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm a MAJOR Lord of the Rings fan. I was so excited when I found this. It's got all the main themes so it's got some of my favorite music from the movies.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Way More Than I Thought I was Paying For
Not only was the music irresistibly enticing for my 10 year old son, but the beautiful full page pictures from the movie make him want to study it even when he's not practicing!
Published 2 months ago by Teacher Mommy in WA
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect for a more advanced beginner, in my opinion. The songs are arranged very well. Love it!
Published 4 months ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Good arrangements, fun
Daughter loves it. Beautiful pictures. I found the fingerings to be a little akward but as a piano teacher am I picky about that.
Published 5 months ago by mandapanda
4.0 out of 5 stars The higher end of easy, but great arrangements
It was still easy enough for my son to learn and of course it gave him more incentive since he loves this movie!
Published 5 months ago by Debra
5.0 out of 5 stars Great beginning book for LOTR fans.
I have been enjoying playing the songs from this book. I recommend it for newer pianists who love The Lord of the Rings.
Published 7 months ago by Mary Beth Mellin
4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful book!!!!!
i love the way it has scenes from the movie added in. the music is easy enough to teach my granddaughter. i love it!!!
Published 7 months ago by uberpg
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lord of the Rings for Easy Piano
My son felt this music was a little more complicated than Easy. The book is beautiful. Arrived on time and in great shape.
Published 7 months ago by K. F. Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice effort
The composer kept almost all of the pieces in c major so by that standard they are easy. Easy is not to be confused here with simple. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anna Kennedy Masser
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave as a gift...
...and gift recipient said he loves it, the songs are recognizable from the films, but not difficult, which is exactly what he wanted.
Published 10 months ago by C. Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!
This is a wonderful piano book for the Lord of the Rings lover. It makes a great gift for the piano player.
Published 20 months ago by Kristymouse
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