Guitar • Bass • Folk Instruments

How to Play from a Real Book

For All Musicians

How to Play from a Real Book

For All Musicians

Series: Real Book Series Format: Softcover Author: Robert Rawlins

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.

  • After You've Gone
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Doxy
  • Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Giant Steps
  • The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)
  • Give My Regards To Broadway
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
  • I Hear A Rhapsody
  • I Remember You
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • If I Were A Bell
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana)
  • Lazy Bird
  • My Buddy
  • My Ship
  • Oleo
  • On The Alamo
  • Opus One
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • Robbins Nest
  • Rose Room
  • Scrapple From The Apple
  • Swing That Music
  • That Old Black Magic
  • (There Is) No Greater Love
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • There'll Be Some Changes Made
  • They Didn't Believe Me
  • Triste
  • Wave
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)
  • All Instruments

$17.50 (US) Inventory #HL 00312097 ISBN: 9781617803550 UPC: 884088548186 Width: 8.5" Length: 11.0" 136 pages

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