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#1127996 - 01/19/07 04:29 PM rRcommend me some easier pop/rock pieces  
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Hi, I posted this also in ABF, but there were no responses. So:
Im a beginner with about 6 months of lessons and started recently learning Lennons Imagine (probably an easier arrangement but it sounds good)
So, my question is, do you know other nice pop/rock songs that wouldnt be too hard for me.
I want the songs with about the same difficulty as this arrangement of Imagine or could be harder, but not too much (I want to learn it in a cuple of weeks). If its possible I want that it sounds quite authentic.

thanks


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#1127997 - 01/29/07 10:47 PM Re: rRcommend me some easier pop/rock pieces  
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Let It Be is in C and Hey Jude is usually F. Work them out from lead sheets and you'll learn more.


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#1127998 - 01/30/07 11:17 AM Re: rRcommend me some easier pop/rock pieces  
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pian00b, I'd suggest just browsing around sites like sheetmusicplus and looking for Easy Piano collections of pop/rock songs. There's a gazillion of them, and you ought to be able to find one that has a large number of songs you like. I recommend collections arranged by Dan Coates... he does great arrangements that aren't technically complicated but sound very nice.


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#1127999 - 01/30/07 05:19 PM Re: rRcommend me some easier pop/rock pieces  
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@ Bradley Sowash
Thanks for the suggestions. However, altough I can work out some melodies of songs Im absolutely terrible at making an arrangement for piano and vocal of it, even if I have chords. I dont have a enough good ear, I assume. But I will try.
@ Monica Kern
Thanks, thats seems like an excellent site! I hope Ill find a shop here that sends this, but if not: Do they send this books in Europe?
Another questions, do this books exist in digital format? (that way I could buy them from Internet)


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#1128000 - 01/30/07 05:37 PM Re: rRcommend me some easier pop/rock pieces  
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With most of these sheet music web sites you buy the right to make one (or more) print-outs. So you pay $3.95 or whatever and then you can print the sheet music once. No need to download anything, although you may need to install a special plug-in first. Very easy and quick.


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#1128001 - 01/30/07 05:51 PM Re: rRcommend me some easier pop/rock pieces  
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pian00b,

If you want to take a personal look at the notations and scores seek out the music stores -- the ones that sell musical instuments, especially guitars (and of course pianos). They often carry sheet music.

'Hope you're able to find something enjoyable to play near your planet!

Daria :p


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#1128002 - 01/30/07 11:58 PM Re: rRcommend me some easier pop/rock pieces  
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Here's an example of the kind of collection I was talking about:

100 easy piano pop hits of the 90s, arr. by Dan Coates

or

VH1\'s 100 Greatest Rock Songs for Easy Piano

These are actual books, but I believe SheetMusicPlus will ship to England. They also let you look at a sample page so you can see whether it's at the right level for you.


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