For keyboard players of all levels. Fake books are used by professional musicians at cocktail lounges, weddings, and many other performing situation. They are invaluable because they contain a thousand or more songs in one compact volume. But in order to use them one must know how to look at a kind of musical shorthand--a skeleton of each song which gives only melody, lyrics and chord symbols--and "fake" a full accompaniment. Now, anyone can! This book will teach you how to play any chord symbol you will find in pop, jazz or rock; how to create stylish arrangements on your own; and how to sound like a "pro" even when reading sheet music for the first time. Topics include bass lines, counter-melodies, intros and endings, rhythmic patterns, and embellishing a melody.--From publisher description.
(Piano). Ever wondered how to create better accompaniments for the melodies in your favorite fake books? This "teach yourself" book introduces you to chord building, various rhythmic styles, and much more, so that you play the songs you like just the way you want them. Keyboard players with a basic understanding of notation and sight-reading will be on their way to more fun with fake books. The relaxed tone of the text and selection of fun songs keep How to Play from a Fake Book entertaining throughout perfect for amateur musicians, or as a supplement for keyboard teachers and their students.
fakin' accompaniments from melodies and chord symbols
Author: Ann Collins
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
At last...the book that tells how to use the unique song collections called fake books, Beginning with simple chords, How to Use a Fake Book progresses gradually, providing the student (or reader) with clear, step-by-step instructions on playing from a fake book arrangement. A must for any amateur or would-be professional musician!
2nd Edition Ok, first let me make it clear that by Ôlearn in a weekÕ IÕm not suggesting that youÕre going to be a virtuoso at the end of this period, especially if you're an absolute beginner. However I assure you that the methods included in will show you the fastest and easiest way to learn finger dexterity and genuine music notation. And furthermore are geared towards all styles of music and applicable to both piano and electronic keyboard. In brief this book explains: Choosing the right keyboard for your needs; Initial finger exercises that donÕt require any music reading ability; How to read music from scratch; Every major/minor scale and arpeggio in every key; Pentatonic/Blues Scales; Chord construction; Chord fingering in keyboard view; Chord charts in keyboard view; The best proven finger exercises available; How to make boring scales/arpeggios interesting and fun to practice; Practice pieces; How to play from a fake book; Sound links for all examples; Plus More!
(Keyboard Instruction). This comprehensive book/CD is the perfect Intro to Jazz Piano . From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and the techniques used by the pros. The accompanying CD demonstrates most of the music examples in the book. The full band tracks feature the rhythm section on the left channel and the piano on the right channel, so that you can play along with the band. Covers: jazz chords and progressions; jazz swing and bossa nova comping; voicings and patterns; melodic treatment; soloing techniques; how to play from a fake book; and more. Get started today!
From classic jazz standards to bebop, cool, and modern jazz, the Just Jazz Real Book contains 250 jazz classics that are the core required repertoire for jazz musicians all over the world. Production teams in both the U.S. and U.K. took great care to ensure the accuracy and usability of each arrangement, and original composer sources were consulted to ensure that the arrangements remained true to the composers' intentions. Includes a complete composer index and a complete discography of suggested recorded versions for each song. Comb bound, approx. 400 pages.
(Fake Book). The Just Standards Real Book contains 250 classic songs, from show tunes to jazz standards, that are the core required repertoire for musicians all over the world. Production teams in both the U.S. and the U.K. took great care to ensure the accuracy and usability of each arrangement and original composer sources were consulted to ensure that the arrangements remained true to the composers' intentions. Plus, useful and important chord substitutions are indicated for each arrangement, allowing the user to pick from the original chords or the more popular jazz versions. Each book in the series is extensively cross-referenced with a complete composer index, discography of suggested recorded versions for each song, a section on how to play from a fakebook, chord theory reference pages, and a section on how to create interesting chord substitutions. Comb bound, approx. 400 pages. Song highlights include: Ain't Misbehavin' * All of You * And All That Jazz * Angel Eyes * April in Paris * Bewitched * Body and Soul * Come Fly with Me * Devil May Care * Don't Fence Me In * Evergreen * A Foggy Day * Forty-Second Street * How High the Moon * I Get a Kick Out of You * I Loves You Porgy * I'll Be Seeing You * I've Got the World on a String * I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face * It Had to Be You * James Bond Theme * La Vie en Rose * Laura * Lullaby of Broadway * Mack the Knife * My Way * Pennies from Heaven * People * Satin Doll * Send in the Clowns * The Shadow of Your Smile * Singin' in the Rain * Someone to Watch Over Me * Speak Low * Stardust * Sunrise, Sunset * Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goodbye) * The Wind Beneath My Wings * You Are So Beautiful * You Light Up My Life * and more!