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Some time ago I was at the sheet music store in San Francisco when this particular book caught my attention.
I grabbed the book, went over and sat down at the keyboard and played some of the intros. I was so impressed that I immediately bought the book.
What particularly impressed me were the progressions on page 67 and 68. The 1 VI II V progression is pretty common in popular music. Many songs contain this progression.
What this book does differently is it presents two alternative voicings with beautiful jazzy chords. I am not a jazz pianist but I do like to make a jazzy sound and improvise, and using these slight variations makes a ridiculous… Read more
I bought both this and his History dvd (greatest hits on dvd).
If you are looking for incredible value this is probably the best way to get a pretty complete collection. If you must only get one though, get History Volume 2. It's about 20 minutes longer, and has many more tracks.
Here's why: Not only does it have the staples you would expect such as Thriller (full length), Beat it, Smooth Criminal.
If you're like me, watching Thriller definitely brought back the great memories of the first time I saw it, maybe 25 years, who I was with, how much we were wowed. It's funny how you can remember something just before you reexperience it.
It also has… Read more