Wicked

Wicked

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(Beginning Piano Solo Songbook). Here are 8 songs from this adored musical arranged for beginning soloists: Dancing Through Life
• Defying Gravity
• For Good
• I Couldn't Be Happier
• I'm Not That Girl
• Popular
• What Is This Feeling?
• The Wizard and I. A must for piano students!

Overview

(Beginning Piano Solo Songbook). Here are 8 songs from this adored musical arranged for beginning soloists: Dancing Through Life
• Defying Gravity
• For Good
• I Couldn't Be Happier
• I'm Not That Girl
• Popular
• What Is This Feeling?
• The Wizard and I. A must for piano students!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780634078811
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
Songbook; Piano & Vocal
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
610,690
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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Wicked 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 193 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, and would recommend it in a heartbeat! i think that it is mostly suited for 8th grade [maybe even 9th grade] and higher, because the phrases are hard to understand, and some scenes may not be appropriate. LOVED THIS BOOK, PLEASE READ!! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book a few years ago for Christmas, and I really enjoyed it! My mom gave it to me because we had tickets to see the play (AMAZING! great music too!), so I wanted to read the book. I was actually really surprised at some of the content of it, because when you hear that something was based off of the Wizard of Oz, you don't exactly think of that kind of stuff, but it still was really good. Definitely not for young kids, but I really liked it. It really gave a different perspective on the movie (The Wizard of Oz). After I read this, I couldn't watch the Wizard of Oz the same way again. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. You just think about these things differently. Overall, it was a very good book, and I really enjoyed it. : )
Cleo_Kizzy More than 1 year ago
This gives a new look to the immortalized "Wicked Witch of the West" in the original series. Good reading material for teens-adults. I don't recommend it for young ones since it has mature content.
CriticFromOz More than 1 year ago
I finished reading this book a few weeks ago and my only disappointment was the sexual scenes in the book. I am not a big fan of in detail sexual text, the author can make it simple and to the point he does not need to go all in detail about it and drag it on for chapters. Other than that the book was great I enjoyed the Sociology aspect of the book, the different cultures and racism in the book that people face everyday. It is definitely a side people don¿t see when watching the movie, I like this version a lot better....Of course I don¿t really think I liked the movie. I am starting the sequel real soon Son of a Witch. I would recommend this book to anyone that has time to get enchanted by a different world and like politics. The book is very cultural and political it gets you in touch with stuff that really happens. Besides the flying monkey and magic part lol.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book, it was brilliant. It really made me look at Oz in a whole new light. I feel so sorry for 'the Wicked Witch of the West' now. I still love Dorothy. It really is all about the life and times of Elphaba. It was a very well written book. It was spell binding I had to finish it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Wicked because i'd heard a lot of hype about the musical, and i myself loved the soundtrack. The book however, is very diffrent. It is not meant for children or for those who do not...may i say...enjoy reading very deeply in someone's love life. i myself was slightly repulsed by CERTAIN parts of the book, and felt deep sorrow and pity for poor Tibbet. Other than that, i thought wicked was pretty good. not the best, but good none the less.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you loved the play u'll love the book. The untold story of the 2 witches and how 1 becomes 'wicked' (the wizard of oz before a certain farm girl shows up).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the song popular it was a great book i read it every night!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very different from the popular musical of the same name, so if you saw the musical and decided to try the book, don't be surprised if you find it very different. That said, I loved this book and thought it was a fascinating look at religion, politics, and social issues. It is a pretty deep and complex book however, so unless you are a very advanced reader, I would not suggest picking up this book until at least high school. While the musical deals mainly with the themes of friendship, staying true to yourself, and that apperances aren't all that matter, the book delves deeper into religious ideas, totalitariamism, and as well as class issues and predjudice. In other words, Gregory Mcguire has created a world quite like our own. An extermely interesting study of complex characters, I would recomend this book to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wicked, tells the tale of the wicked witch of the west. This book is amazing, it is very deep and political. This book would defiantly be difficult for anyone under a high school level. This book is one of my favorites and i had the chance to see the musical on Broadway and it was even better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i absolutely loved the book and the musical!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Wicked is the before book to the Wizard of Oz. Wicked starts off by telling the back ground info about the original characters, and then movies on to the story of the Wicked Witch, Elphaba. This book takes the term evil and gives it a whole new look. It changed the way I felt about the charters. Gregory Maquire tells us that evil is more of a stereo- type then a trait and given that chance no one is evil. In this book you follow the life of one girl and find that even heartless old women can fall in love. The story gives you a lot of back ground story about the Wicked Witch of the West and how she grew up. You find that as her story goes on its hard to hate her, and that the characters you thought where good are really not. You find out that Glenda the ¿good Witch and Elphaba were best friends and why they hate each other now. In this story you will find a tale of romance, friendship, and under it all a true fairy tale. A must read, a page turner from start to finish, I would definitely recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Almost all of my friends have either read the book, saw the movie, saw it on stage and they love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing book!!! I couldn't stop reading it!!! Wasn't into the political part, but the rest was interesting. She loved someone, and so called 'heartless' woman loved a man. Simply amamzing. Leaves you thinking, and shows you that everyone has a heart, even the 'Wicked Witch of the West' A story of love, passion, and courage. I loved it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a MUST read! It starts off rather hard to follow but I absolutley loved it, I couldn't put it down.I definitely recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading Wicked. Gregory Macgure was able to change the viewpoint of an old, classic tale and turn the 'the witch' into a human with emotions and reasons behind actions. I believe he was able to represents 'evil' in a much more realistic sense, and show that it is a point of view. good and bad sides do not exist in real life. It was a fantastic idea, and a superlative read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome Musical should be seen by all postively has the heart, brains, and courage to find home!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. The plot was really complex and interesting. It really makes you rethink the Wizard of Oz! The only problem was that there were some parts that I thought weren't nessacary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is a great show and I loved the book its great for familys and couples! The music is amazing and you'll love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three time and then post this on three other locations
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont know if I will like. Write back to my. To tell me sau to... Divergentlover please
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Wicked is My FAVORITE show ever I was soooo happy when I got the music for this show!!
WorleyBirds More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for those who love "villians" Elphaba's story was compelling! I've recommended this to friends and family and they loved it!