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How to Play from a Real Book - For All Musicians (Book)

by Robert Rawlins
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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.

Song List:

  • After You've Gone Henry Creamer Turner Layton Sophie Tucker
  • Alice In Wonderland Bob Hilliard Sammy Fain Bill Evans
  • Beyond The Sea Jack Lawrence Charles Trenet Albert Lasry Roger Williams Bobby Darin
  • Bye Bye Blackbird Mort Dixon Ray Henderson
  • Doxy Sonny Rollins
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You Don Redman Andy Razaf
  • Georgia On My Mind Stuart Gorrell Hoagy Carmichael Ray Charles Willie Nelson
  • Giant Steps John Coltrane
  • Give My Regards To Broadway George M. Cohan
  • Have You Met Miss Jones? Lorenz Hart Richard Rodgers
  • Honeysuckle Rose Andy Razaf Thomas Fats' Waller Django Reinhardt
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good Paul Francis Webster Duke Ellington
  • I Hear A Rhapsody George Frajos Jack Baker Dick Gasparre
  • I Remember You Johnny Mercer Victor Schertzinger Jo Stafford
  • I'm Old Fashioned Johnny Mercer Jerome Kern
  • If I Were A Bell Frank Loesser
  • In A Mellow Tone Milt Gabler Duke Ellington
  • In A Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington Irving Mills Manny Kurtz
  • Indiana Back Home Again In Indiana Ballard Macdonald James F. Hanley
  • Lazy Bird John Coltrane
  • My Buddy Gus Kahn Walter Donaldson
  • My Ship Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill
  • Oleo Sonny Rollins John Coltrane
  • On The Alamo Gus Kahn Joe Lyons Isham Jones
  • Opus One Sy Oliver
  • Pick Yourself Up Dorothy Fields Jerome Kern
  • Robbin's Nest Sir Charles Thompson Illinois Jacquet
  • Rose Room Harry Williams Art Hickman
  • Scrapple From The Apple Charlie Parker
  • Swing That Music Louis Armstrong Horace Gerlach
  • That Old Black Magic Johnny Mercer Harold Arlen
  • The Girl From Ipanema Garota De Vinicius Moraes Norman Gimbel Antonio Carlos Jobim Stan Getz Astrud Gilberto
  • The Way You Look Tonight Dorothy Fields Jerome Kern
  • There Is No Greater Love Marty Symes Isham Jones
  • There Will Never Be Another You Mack Gordon Harry Warren
  • There'll Be Some Changes Made Billy Higgins W. Benton Overstreet
  • They Didn't Believe Me Herbert Reynolds Jerome Kern
  • Triste Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Wave Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • You Made Me Love You I Didn't Want To Do It Joe Mccarthy James V. Monaco

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Additional Information:

Publisher: Hal Leonard
Catalogue Number: 00312097
Northwest Product Number: 125-0818-00-001

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