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Best Piano Music Books You Must Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Piano Music books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. 100 of the Most Beautiful Piano Solos Ever (2014)

Best Piano Music Books You Must Read(Piano Solo Songbook). 100 pop and classical standards that every piano player should master, including: Air on the G String * Bridge over Troubled Water * Canon in D * Clair de Lune * Fields of Gold * Fur Elise * I Dreamed a Dream * I Will Always Love You * Imagine * Lullaby of Birdland * Memory * Misty * Moon River * On My Own * Over the Rainbow * The Shadow of Your Smile * Smile * Stardust * Summertime * Sunrise, Sunset * Time After Time * Unexpected Song * The Way You Look Tonight * We’ve Only Just Begun * What a Wonderful World * Yesterday * You Raise Me Up * Your Song * and more!…
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

2. First 50 Popular Songs You Should Play On Piano (2015)

Best Piano Music Books You Must Read(Easy Piano Songbook). 50 great pop classics for beginning pianists to learn, including: Autumn Leaves * Candle in the Wind * Chopsticks * Don’t Know Why * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * Hallelujah * Happy * Happy Birthday to You * Heart and Soul * Hotel California * I Walk the Line * Just the Way You Are * Let It Be * Let It Go * Your Song * Moon River * Over the Rainbow * Piano Man * Stand by Me * Summertime * Unchained Melody * What a Wonderful World * Yesterday * and more….
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

3. 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) (2008)

Best Piano Music Books You Must ReadThirty-nine of the best songs, all chosen from Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Fingering, lyrics, and chord symbols are included in these easy piano arrangements by Dan Coates. Titles: Baby Love (The Supremes) * Beat It (Michael Jackson) * Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) * The Boys of Summer (Don Henley) * Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) * Bye Bye Love (The Everly Brothers) * Dancing Queen (ABBA) * Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) * Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis Group) * Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) * (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Jackie…
Author(s): Dan Coates

4. The Disney Collection (Easy Piano Series) (1992)

Best Piano Music Books You Must Read(Easy Piano Vocal Selections). This updated 3rd edition for easy piano features 60 Disney favorites, including new selections from Tangled, Frozen and much more. Songs include: The Bare Necessities * Beauty and the Beast * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Cruella De Vil * A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes * He’s a Tramp * I See the Light * I’ve Got No Strings * Let It Go * Mickey Mouse March * Some Day My Prince Will Come * Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious * Under the Sea * When You Wish Upon a Star * Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah * and more….
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

5. Piano Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Piano Songs, Read Music, Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons) (2017)

Best Piano Music Books You Must ReadPiano Professor, Damon Ferrante guides you through how to play the piano with step-by-step lessons for beginners and 20 streaming video lessons.This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of piano students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun. The lessons will greatly expand your repertoire of beloved piano songs and improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level!Ask yourself this:1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play…
Author(s): Damon Ferrante

6. The Greatest Showman: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (2018)

Best Piano Music Books You Must Read(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). A musical drama biopic chronicling P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) and his founding of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, this December 2017 film features a stunning soundtrack by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen fame. Our songbook features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of 9 songs including the Golden Globe-winning “This Is Me” and: Come Alive * From Now On * The Greatest Show * A Million Dreams * Never Enough * The Other Side * Rewrite the Stars * Tightrope. Also includes full-color scenes from the movie….
Author(s): Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

7. Contemporary Disney: 50 Favorite Songs (Piano-vocal-guitar) (2017)

Best Piano Music Books You Must Read(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 50 songs are featured in this third edition of an outstanding collection of Disney favorites. Includes: Beauty and the Beast * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Colors of the Wind * Evil like Me * For the First Time in Forever * Go the Distance * Hakuna Matata * If I Didn’t Have You * Lava * Let It Go * My Funny Friend and Me * Part of Your World * Reflection * Seize the Day * Sophie’s Theme * That’s How You Know * True Love’s Kiss * We’re All in This Together * A Whole New World * Written in the Stars * You’ll Be in My Heart (Pop…
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

8. Beginner Classical Piano Music: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Piano Pieces by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & the Great Composers (Book, Streaming Videos & MP3 Audio) (2016)

Best Piano Music Books You Must ReadPiano Professor, Damon Ferrante guides you through each piece with step-by-step piano lessons for beginners and 20 streaming video lessons.This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of piano students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun. The lessons will greatly expand your repertoire of beloved piano classics and improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level!Ask…
Author(s): Damon Ferrante

9. The John Williams Piano Anthology (2017)

Best Piano Music Books You Must Read(Piano Solo Composer Collection). Over 40 beautiful piano solo arrangements of beloved John Williams themes, including: Theme from Angela’s Ashes * Cantina Band * Catch Me If You Can * Theme from E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial) * Harry’s Wondrous World * Hedwig’s Theme * Hymn to the Fallen * The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) * Theme from “Jaws” * Theme from “Jurassic Park” * The March from “1941” * The Mission Theme * Olympic Fanfare and Theme * Raiders March * Rey’s Theme * Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra * Theme from “Schindler’s List” * Somewhere in My Memory * Sophie’s Theme *…
Author(s): John Williams

10. The Giant Book of Pop & Rock Sheet Music: Easy Piano (The Giant Book of Sheet Music) (2014)

Best Piano Music Books You Must ReadThis is the ultimate fun collection for any musician! It contains the easy piano sheet music arrangements of 40 famous songs that vary in style, including melodic ballads and up-tempo pop and rock songs. Play and sing the hit tunes of Adele, Josh Groban, Michael Jackson, Journey, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and many others. This giant collection ensures a lifetime of playing pleasure, whether for practice or performance. Titles: Because of You * The Big Bang Theory (Main Title) * Billionaire * Bittersweet Symphony * California Gurls * Count On Me * Dancing Queen * Don’t…
Author(s): Dan Coates

11. A Star Is Born: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2018)

Best Piano Music Books You Must ReadAlfred Music presents a piano/vocal/guitar songbook featuring the soundtrack to 2018’s box-office hit, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Original, full-color photography and movie artwork within this beautifully packaged portfolio help provide a glimpse into the music and visual aesthetic of a Hollywood classic’s third remake. Titles: Black Eyes * La Vie en Rose * Maybe It’s Time * Alibi * Shallow * Music to My Eyes * Diggin’ My Grave * Always Remember Us This Way * Look What I Found * Heal Me * I Don’t Know What Love Is * Is That Alright?…
Author(s): Alfred Music

12. The Giant Book of Christmas Sheet Music: Easy Piano (The Giant Book of Sheet Music) (2014)

Best Piano Music Books You Must ReadThis massive songbook includes 60 favorite Christmas carols, arranged for easy piano by Dan Coates. Titles: All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth * Angels We Have Heard on High * Auld Lang Syne * Away in a Manger * Believe (from The Polar Express) * Blue Christmas * Celebrate Me Home * Christmas Waltz * The Coventry Carol * Deck the Halls * Even Santa Fell in Love * Feliz Navidad * The First Noel * Frosty the Snowman * The Gift * God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen * Good King Wenceslas * Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer * Happy Xmas (War Is Over) * Hark!…
Author(s): Dan Coates

13. The Beatles Sheet Music Collection (2017)

Best Piano Music Books You Must Read(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 440 pages featuring over 100 timeless hits from the Fab Four in piano/vocal/guitar arrangements, including: Across the Universe * All My Loving * Back in the U.S.S.R. * Blackbird * Can’t Buy Me Love * Come Together * Don’t Let Me Down * Eight Days a Week * Eleanor Rigby * The Fool on the Hill * Good Day Sunshine * Here Comes the Sun * Hey Jude * I Want to Hold Your Hand * In My Life * Let It Be * Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds * Michelle * Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Penny Lane * Revolution * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band * She Loves You *…
Author(s): Beatles

Best Piano Music Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some piano music books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Liszt’s Representation of Instrumental Sounds on the Piano: Colors in Black and White

Author(s): Hyun Joo Kim
Publisher: University of Rochester Press, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2380856

Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy: Fuelling Authentic Student Musicians from the Beginning

Author(s): Merlin B. Thompson
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2153545

Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg’s Late Piano Music: Nature and Nationalism

Author(s): Benedict Taylor
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2017, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2273983

Positive Piano: History's Greatest Pianists On How To Succeed Wildly In Life

Author(s): Blanchard, Positive Piano-Charles
Publisher: Honest Knave Books and Music, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2070999

Stravinsky’s "Great Passacaglia": Recurring Elements in the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

Author(s): Donald G. Traut
Publisher: University of Rochester Press, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2326905

Gurdjieff and Music: The Gurdjieff/De Hartmann Piano Music and Its Esoteric Significance

Author(s): Johanna Petsche
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1317540

Shostakovich’s Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance

Author(s): Sofia Moshevich
Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1556872

Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Author(s): Beth Abelson Macleod
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1682064

Great Pianists on Piano Playing

Author(s): James Francis Cooke
Publisher: Dover Publications, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1694354

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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