Item description for Piano Stylings of the Great Standards, Vol. 2 by Edward Shanaphy...
Piano Stylings of the Great Standards is a series of books created for the pianist who longs to play the best-loved and most important songs of the popular genre in very special and elegant musical settings. The arrangements are represented in varying styles, written and influenced by the many great pianists who, over the years, have helped to shape popular piano performance. The series is designed to supply a broad scope of popular piano repertoire for solo performance, both for the working pianist and the amateur. As with all books in this series, it includes a unique lay-flat binding to help keep the music open on the music stand.
Titles: Angel Eyes * Autumn Nocturne * Body and Soul * But Not for Me * I See Your Face Before Me * It Never Entered My Mind * I've Got the World on a String * Mean to Me * My Melancholy Baby * What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Publisher Ekay Music
ISBN 1929009143 ISBN13 9781929009145
Reviews - What do customers think about Piano Stylings of the Great Standards, Vol. 2?
Beautiful Arrangements Mar 2, 2006
Just a note about the pianist that might like this. These arrangements are great for people who are not quite at the point of being able to improvise independently as jazz pianists, but will give you many musical ideas toward that. Many of the arrangers are people you've never heard of, but the style in which they play like Dick Hyman (who has arranged and performed on several Woody Allen movies), you will recognize.
I wouldn't recommend this book to a beginning player - the rhythms are too complex and some of the velocities might be difficult, but for the intermediate to advanced player, you will find challenge and enjoyment in the very rich and harmonically complex arrangements. Keep them coming Steinway!
High Quality Throughout Mar 12, 2005
The arrangements are not technically difficult, but they have lots of accidentals and various rhythms that require close and careful reading. Fortunately, the publishers have produced a beautiful volume, with large, almost oversized, easy-on-the-eyes printing set on heavy paper in a lay-flat binding. In other words, the book itself is as elegant as the arrangements it contains. Also included are the original sheet music settings.