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How to Play from a Real Book

For All Musicians

All musicians should be able to sit down at the keyboard and make sense of a tune. With that goal in mind, every instrumentalist and singer can profit from this book. It covers many techniques for exploring, understanding, and performing the songs found in real books. You will learn how to analyze the form and harmonic structure, insert an introduction, interpret the melody, improvise on the chords, construct bass lines, voice the chords, add substitutions, and much more. Offering a theory-based approach, it addresses many aspects of solo and small band performance that can improve your own playing and your understanding of what others are doing around you. Playing from a real book is all about options. The material presented here will offer you a full range of techniques that you can put to use right away.

SKU: 312097 Category: Series: Music Instruction

$19.99

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Weight 14.3 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 cm
Series Music Instruction
EAN 9780000000000
UPC 884000000000
ISBN 1617803553
Medium Softcover
Pages 136
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  • Alice In Wonderland by Bill Evans
  • In A Mellow Tone by Milt Gabler
  • Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin
  • Honeysuckle Rose by Django Reinhardt
  • Bye Bye Blackbird by Mort Dixon
  • There Will Never Be Another You by Mack Gordon
  • Triste by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Opus One by Sy Oliver
  • Give My Regards To Broadway by George M. Cohan
  • Wave by Justin Timberlake
  • Doxy by Sonny Rollins
  • Swing That Music by Horace Gerlach
  • Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You by Andy Razaf
  • Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles
  • There'll Be Some Changes Made by Billy Higgins
  • by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto
  • Giant Steps by John Coltrane
  • Have You Met Miss Jones? by Lorenz Hart
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good by Paul Francis Webster
  • I Remember You by Jo Stafford
  • I'm Old Fashioned by Johnny Mercer
  • If I Were A Bell by Frank Loesser
  • In A Sentimental Mood by Duke Ellington
  • Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana) by Ballard MacDonald
  • Lazy Bird by John Coltrane
  • My Buddy by Gus Kahn
  • My Ship by Ira Gershwin
  • Oleo by John Coltrane
  • On The Alamo by Gus Kahn
  • Pick Yourself Up by Dorothy Fields
  • Robbins Nest by Illinois Jacquet
  • Rose Room by Harry Williams
  • Scrapple From The Apple by Charlie Parker
  • That Old Black Magic by Johnny Mercer
  • (There Is) No Greater Love by Marty Symes
  • They Didn't Believe Me by Herbert Reynolds
  • The Way You Look Tonight by Dorothy Fields
  • You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) by Joe McCarthy
  • I Hear A Rhapsody by Dick Gasparre

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