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How To Play From A Fake Book

Faking your own arrangements from melodies and chords

COMPOSER: Blake Neely
PUBLISHER: Hal Leonard
PRODUCT FORMAT: Instrumental Tutor
Ever wondered how to create better arrangements of the songs in your favourite Fake Book? This 'teach-yourself' method provides you with the keys to improvising great accompaniments from simple chord-plus-melody songsheets. If you already have a basic understanding of notation and sight-reading,
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Composer Blake Neely
Publisher Hal Leonard
Instrumentation Piano or Keyboard
Difficulty Intermediate
Product Format Instrumental Tutor
Description Product Type Book [Softcover]
Genre Tuition
Year of Publication 1999
Style Jazz
ISBN 9780634002069
UPC 073999842821
No. HL00220019
Number of pages 88
Series Piano
Text language English
Description
Ever wondered how to create better arrangements of the songs in your favourite Fake Book? This 'teach-yourself' method provides you with the keys to improvising great accompaniments from simple chord-plus-melody songsheets.

If you already have a basic understanding of notation and sight-reading, then this easy-to-follow course will give you the confidence to experiment with your approach to your favourite songs. An excellent resource for the amateur musician, or as a supplement to any keyboard tutor course, these ideas will boost your all-round musicianship and understanding of harmony and rhythm within a song structure.
Song List
  • 1. Down by the old mill stream
  • 2. (There'll Be) A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
  • 3. Kum ba yah
  • 4. Jingle bells
  • 5. Ain'T We Got Fun?
  • 6. Swing low, Sweet Chariot
  • 7. Simple gifts
  • 8. Danny boy
  • 9. Frankie And Johnny (You'll Miss Me In The Days To Come)
  • 10. My Country, 'Tis Of Thee (America)
  • 11. America, the Beautiful
  • 12. Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • 13. When the Saints Go Marching in
  • 14. Any Time
  • 15. April Showers
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