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How to Play from a Real Book

For All Musicians

By Robert Rawlins

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For All Musicians. Music Instruction. Softcover. 128 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.312097).

Item Number: HL.312097

ISBN 1617803553. 8.5x11 inches.

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