Pianist Steve Allee creates an intimate setting with singer-sensitive solo piano accompaniment for 12 of the greatest ballads every written. Each song is recorded in 2 keys - one for lower voices and one for higher voices - ensuring all singers, men and women, can find the best key for their voice! Selected songs are presented in two tempos (ballad and medium tempo) on separate tracks, adding excitement and variety to these timehonored classics. Melody, lyrics, and chord changes are clearly present ed in the book and the pianist on the CD provides singer-friendly introsand voice leading, making it easier to find the melody. Note: The book contains C parts only - no transposed parts for Bb, Eb, or bass clef instruments, but horn players will love playing and practicing in singer's keys.