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3.0 out of 5 stars When they say "Easy" they mean it!, May 8, 2011
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This review is from: Rolling Stone Easy Piano Sheet Music Classics, Vol 1: 39 Selections from the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Rolling Stone(R) Easy Piano Sheet Music Classics) (Paperback)
I'm a beginner pianist, but I've been playing other instruments for many years and have an intermediate music theory knowledge. I NEVER would have bought this book if I'd known their definition of "easy". First of all, the treble part for nearly every song is just the vocal part, even on songs where they don't even correspond (uhm, THUNDER ROAD?) and any bass accompaniment is just lower-octave, lightly syncopated "drones" of whatever the predominant tone in the corresponding treble measure is. The arrangements sound rinky-tink, like accompaniments for some lame musical comedian. Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of how to read music and who could point at middle C can plunk these songs out in about five minutes apiece. Not at all what I expected!

On the bright side though, they're nice easy "song skeletons" to improvise on and even fool around with your own adaptations. So I am actually getting my money's worth, just in a sort of different form.
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Initial post: Nov 10, 2012, 10:33:49 PM PST
frances says:
you must be a very talented beginner pianist....what's wrong with playing melody on the right hand anyway?
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