Sometimes hilarious, often poignant, Piano Girl Playbook--a sequel to Robin Meloy Goldsby's popular memoir Piano Girl--reveals the comedies, tragedies, and mundane miracles witnessed from the player's side of the Steinway.
A pianist in lounges and lobbies around the world, Robin Meloy Goldsby tells her warm-hearted stories by linking people she has met with places she has played. Along the way, she connects the humanity of her audiences—princes and paupers, dreamers and doers, moguls, mobsters, wanna-bes, and has-beens—with the quiet soundtrack of her peripatetic, melodic life. Goldsby's autobiographical stories and essays deliver insights into the art and craft of piano playing, the merits of live music, and how the right song at the right moment can add color and depth to a drab, one dimensional world. Music, it turns out, connects us in unpredictable ways.
Piano Playbook: Smooth Jazz contains 47 jazz standards for Piano; from the cool sounds of Charlie Parker to the rhythms of the samba. This songbook boasts suburb arrangements of pieces from all realms of jazz, including Latin and contemporary, with each song has been chosen to reflect a variety of moods. Song List: - Adios - Agua De Beber (Drinking Water) - Amor - Ain't Misbehavin' - Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) - Black Coffee - Blue Bossa - Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) - Chelsea Bridge - Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) - Dindi - Footprints - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - Frenesi - God Bless' The Child - Georgia On My Mind - The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) - Li'l Darlin' - Here's That Rainy Day - How Insensitive - In Your Own Sweet Way - Lullaby Of Birdland - Mas Que Nada (Say No More) - Monk's Mood - Misty - A Night In Tunisia - One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So) - Ornithology - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) - Perdido - Poinciana - Quiet Now - Solitude - So Nice (Summer Samba) - Stardust - Song For My Father - Straight No Chaser - Surfing Snails - Sway (Quien Sera) - When Sunny Gets Blue - Take Five - Take The 'A' Train - The Tokyo Blues - Two Lonely People - Wave - Without You (Tres Palabras) - Waltz For Debby
Piano Playbook: Familiar Favorites features superb new Piano arrangements of 34 popular songs, complete with Vocal line and Guitar chords. Song List: - Against All Odds [Phil Collins] - All Night Long [All Night] [Lionel Richie] - Cocaine [Eric Clapton] - Clocks [Coldplay] - Don't Stop Believin' [Journey] - Footloose [Kenny Loggins] - Every Breath You Take [The Police] - Everything I Do (I Do It For You) [Bryan Adams] - Father And Son [Cat Stevens] [Ronan Keating] - Hand In My Pocket [Alanis Morissette] - Hard To Say I'm Sorry [Chicago] - Hero [Enrique Iglesias] - Hey Jude [The Beatles] - How Deep Is Your Love [The Bee Gees] - How Soon Is Now? [The Smiths] - How To Save A Life [The Fray] - I Just Called To Say I Love You [Stevie Wonder] - I Will Always Love You [Whitney Houston] - Kiss From A Rose [Seal] - Like A Virgin [Madonna] - My Heart Will Go On [Celine Dion] - Oh, Pretty Woman [Roy Orbison] - Rocket Man [Elton John] - Song Sung Blue [Neil Diamond] - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word [Elton John] - Tears In Heaven [Eric Clapton] - The Sound Of Silence [Simon & Garfunkel] - Torn [Natalie Imbruglia] - True Colors [Cyndi Lauper] - Un-break My Heart [Toni Braxton] - Uptown Girl [Joel, Billy] [Westlife] - Walking In Memphis [Marc Cohn] - When I Need You [Leo Sayer] - Yesterday [The Beatles]
This Jazz Standards edition of the Piano Playbook series is a delectable collection of 45 timeless jazz tunes that have become some of the most well-known and well-loved songs of all time, arranged for Piano and Vocals. Each of the Jazz Standards in this Piano Playbook shows the kind of incredibly accomplished songwriting that lifts a song out of its creators' mind and into the realms of the timeless masterpiece. This excellent jazz sheet music song book has been collated to reflect a variety of moods, but also to show a beautifully natural progression through time, so you can see how the jazz standard developed and changed, while retaining the thread of magic that has kept them being played for decades. Featuring some amazing tunes like the bop classic Anthropology, Coltrane's improvisational masterpiece My Favourite Things and Miles Davis' post-bop, impressionistic So What. Some other well-known tunes include Mood Indigo, Honeysuckle Rose, All The Things You Are, La Vie En Rose, and jazz arrangements of songs like Singin' In The Rain and Strawberry Fields Forever. These are just a minute selection of the wealth of brilliant songs in this Piano Playbook and, whether you play your favourites or discover new ones, there will undoubtedly be a huge number that you fall in love with playing. With some songs arranged for solo Piano, and some for Piano and Vocals, this Playbook really is a wonderful collection. Reading the list of songs is like looking at a rundown of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and so on. You are guaranteed to love playing these songs, and your audience is sure to love hearing them as much. Like the rest of the Piano Playbook series, this book of Jazz Standards sheet music boasts a great many incredible tunes in a durable and convenient format. The idea of a Jazz Standard is nothing definitive, as it means broadly that they are songs widely known and widely recorded. Some were meant to be jazz tunes, but some Great American Songbook tunes were appropriated by ingenious musicians. This Piano Playbook, however, is one of the best guides out there. A comprehensive collection of fantastic jazz standards, you are sure to love playing each and every one.
This Musical Showstoppers edition of the brilliant Piano Playbook series offers excellent new arrangements of 35 of the greatest, most enduring showstoppers from the biggest musicals of all time. All tunes are arranged for solo Piano, including vocal melody and chord symbols so you can stop your very own shows with these powerfully perennial numbers. Certain songs from certain musicals have that winning combination of emotion, melody and a cracking singer that elevates the tune into the upper echelons of the show itself. These songs are the ones that everyone remembers, the ones that effectively stop the show, and this Piano Playbook collects the best of these Musical Showstoppers so that you, too, can relive those moments that send shivers up your spine. Songs like I Dreamed A Dream from 'Les Misérables,' Can You Feel The Love Tonight from 'The Lion King' and Defying Gravity from 'Wicked.' Each of the tunes in this Musical Showstoppers songbook perfectly encapsulates what the show itself is about, this is why they are so well-loved. You'll be able to play Dancing Queen, Cabaret, A Whole New World and Singin' In The Rain on the Piano, among many others. You can take as your inspiration for learning from this show tunes sheet music the many incredible singers who originally performed such songs and the composers who wrote them. Each song has been beautifully arranged, allowing you to recapture the quintessence of the musicals that you love and the songs to which you keep coming back. This selection has been chosen to reflect a number of moods and has been produced to the highest standards, in a handy format that combines convenience with durability. The spiral binding ensures that the Playbook sits flat on a piano or other music stand, while the crisp engraving is a pleasure to read from. So if you love musicals, adore accomplished songwriting, or just want some classics to add to your repertoire, the Piano Playbook: Musical Showstoppers will satisfy your desire for musical sheet music mastery.
Piano Playbook: Pop Classics includes superb new Piano arrangements of 37 timeless adult contemporary songs, complete with Vocal line and Guitar chords. Song List: - Africa [Toto] - All By Myself [Celine Dion] - Always On My Mind [Elvis Presley] - Annie's Song [John Denver] - Another Day In Paradise [Phil Collins] - Borderline [Madonna] - Bridge Over Troubled Water [Simon & Garfunkel] - Brown Eyed Girl [Van Morrison] - Candle In The Wind [Elton John] - Change The World [Eric Clapton] - Could It Be Magic [Barry Manilow] - Don't Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John] [Kiki Dee] - Everything I Own [Bread] [Boy George] - Fernando [Abba] - Holding Back The Years [Simply Red] - If You Leave Me Now [Chicago] - In The Air Tonight [Phil Collins] - It's Not Unusual [Tom Jones] - Let It Be [The Beatles] - Love Is All Around [Wet Wet Wet] [The Troggs] - Mrs Robinson [Simon & Garfunkel] - Nobody Does It Better [Carly Simon] - Only The Lonely [Roy Orbison] - Take On Me [A-ha] - The Way We Were [Barbra Streisand] - Think Twice [Celine Dion] - Three Times A Lady [Lionel Richie] - Time After Time [Cyndi Lauper] - Truly [Lionel Richie] - What's Love Got To Do With It [Tina Turner] - Wonderful Tonight [Eric Clapton] - Wuthering Heights [Kate Bush] - You Don't Bring Me Flowers [Neil Diamond] - You Light Up My Life [Debby Boone] - You Make Loving Fun [Fleetwood Mac] - Your Song [Elton John] - You've Got A Friend [James Taylor] [Carole King]
With a foreword by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards Girls Rock! explores the many ways women have defined themselves as rock musicians in an industry once dominated and controlled by men. Integrating history, feminist analysis, and developmental theory, the authors describe how and why women have become rock musicians -- what inspires them to play and perform, how they write, what their music means to them, and what they hope their music means to listeners. As these musicians tell their stories, topics emerge that illuminate broader trends in rock's history. From Wanda Jackson's revolutionary act of picking up a guitar to the current success of independent artists such as Ani DiFranco, Girls Rock! examines the shared threads of these performers' lives and the evolution of women's roles in rock music since its beginnings in the 1950s. This provocative investigation of women in rock is based on numerous interviews with a broad spectrum of women performers -- those who have achieved fame and those just starting bands, those playing at local coffeehouses and those selling out huge arenas. Girls Rock! celebrates what female musicians have to teach about their experiences as women, artists, and rock musicians.
Why a Playbook: When I was writing The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, I began to hear more and more stories from other women about exactly what I was writing about: how opening up to and expanding joy and pleasure in midlife creates vibrant health physically, emotionally, and spiritually—including the best sex of your life. I was inspired by the many touching and creative stories I was hearing from women who definitely saw midlife as the start of the absolute best years of their lives.
Love, Simon meets Friday Night Lights in this feelgood LGBTQ+ romance about a trans teen torn between standing up for his rights and staying stealth. 'A sharply observant and vividly drawn debut. I loved every minute I spent in this story' - Becky Albertalli Fifteen-year-old Spencer Harris is a proud nerd, an awesome big brother and a Messi-in-training. He's also transgender. After transitioning at his old school leads to a year of bullying, Spencer gets a fresh start at Oakley, the most liberal private school in Ohio. At Oakley, Spencer seems to have it all: more accepting classmates, a decent shot at a starting position on the boy's soccer team, great new friends, and maybe even something more than friendship with one of his teammates. The problem is, no one at Oakley knows Spencer is trans - he's passing. So when a discriminatory law forces Spencer's coach to bench him after he discovers the 'F' on Spencer's birth certificate, Spencer has to make a choice: cheer his team on from the sidelines or publicly fight for his right to play, even if it means coming out to everyone - including the guy he's falling for.
(Super Easy Songbook). It's super easy! This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 22 of the Piano Man's hits: And So It Goes * Honesty * It's Still Rock and Roll to Me * Just the Way You Are * The Longest Time * Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) * New York State of Mind * Only the Good Die Young * Piano Man * She's Always a Woman * Uptown Girl * We Didn't Start the Fire * and more.
Wanted: One mom for Christmas! High school football coach Ethan Noble works wonders with his players. But at home, the handsome widower is just trying to keep four adorably unruly kids in line. He definitely isn't looking for love…or so he thinks. When his oldest insists her drama teacher, Claire Jacobs, is perfect for him, it's all Ethan can do to resist Claire's bright smile and infectious laugh. Claire privately admits that she wouldn't mind Coach Noble making a pass at her. But his family dynamic is as complicated as Hamlet's! For one, Ethan is still grieving for his late wife. Besides, Claire knows she's not meant to star as a stepmom, although the entire Noble clan warms her heart this holiday season. Will Claire wait in the wings for Mr. Right, or make her curtain call a very Noble happily-ever-after?
The Power Playbook is the empowering guide to forging professional success, establishing financial independence, and finding balance for a truly satisfying life. The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her readers can do the same. With her unparalleled drive and enterprising attitude, La La knows what it takes to follow a dream, forge goals, and work relentlessly to achieve them. In The Power Playbook, she will share her tried-and-true advice for reaching new levels of success in whatever you set out to do. Big dreams require hard work, resilience, and an undying belief in yourself. Illustrated by personal stories of her own professional triumphs and challenges, La La reveals her secrets to finding success on your own terms.
(Easy Piano Personality). Features 27 of Stevie Wonder's top hits arranged for easy piano. Songs include: All in Love Is Fair * For Once in My Life * Higher Ground * I Just Called to Say I Love You * Isn't She Lovely * My Cherie Amour * Ribbon in the Sky * Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours * That Girl * You Are the Sunshine of My Life * more!
(Fake Book). Next time your friends see your piano and say, "Play 'Misty' for me," impress them and really do it! This fake book includes 74 popular song arrangements from Scott Houston, the Piano Master of PBS. Includes: All the Things You Are * Blueberry Hill * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Crazy * Endless Love * The Girl from Ipanema * Heart and Soul * Hey Jude * I Will Remember You * Imagine * Let It Be * Misty * Moon River * My Funny Valentine * Satin Doll * Somewhere Out There * Stand by Me * and more. Includes Scott's unique "simple chord frames" for each song.