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Miles Davis Real Book

Lead Sheets for 57 Compositions

By Miles Davis

C Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords - Difficulty: medium
Lead Sheets for 57 Compositions. By Miles Davis. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Jazz. Fakebook (spiral bound). With standard notation, chord names and discography. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240137).

Item Number: HL.240137

ISBN 0634005049. With standard notation, chord names and discography. Jazz. 8.5x11 inches.

Miles Davis gave the jazz world innumerable musical innovations and his supporting musicians provided a virtual who's who of the modern jazz era. The Miles Davis Real Book contains highly accurate, easy-to-read, musician-friendly lead sheets for nearly 60 of his most famous original compositions, including Bitches Brew, Freddie Freeloader, So What and dozens more top tunes. The book also features plastic-comb binding for durability and ease of use. Essential for every jazz fan!

About Hal Leonard Fake Books

A "fake book" contains songs written in a concise format that includes only the melody and chords, letting you interpret the song's performance as you feel is appropriate. This is great for quickly learning songs by yourself or with an ensemble.

Each song in a fake book only has a single melody actually written out in notes, which is usually the vocal or lead melody. This melody will have the lyrics written beneath the notes, with each word aligned to its corresponding note. Above the notes of the melody will appear the names of the appropriate chords to play - for example, a "C minor" chord would be written as "Cmin" or Cm", rather than writing out all of the notes in those chords as they appeared in the original version of the song.

This format is very compact, which is why you will often see fakebooks containing 500 or more songs.

  • Sippin' At Bells 
  • So What 
  • Miles 
  • Blue In Green 
  • Freddie Freeloader 
  • Little Willie Leaps 
  • Miles Ahead 
  • Tune Up 
  • Vierd Blues 
  • All Blues 
  • Blue Haze 
  • Budo 
  • Half Nelson 
  • Milestones 
  • Nardis 
  • Solar 
  • Agitation 
  • Bitches Brew 
  • Seven Steps to Heaven 
  • Flamenco Sketches 
  • Pfrancing (No Blues) 
  • Circle 
  • Theme 
  • It's About That Time 
  • Dig 
  • Eighty One 
  • Fran Dance 
  • Deception 
  • Down 
  • Green Haze 
  • Sid's Ahead 
  • Petits Machins 
  • Spanish Key 
  • Stuff 
  • Circle in the Round 
  • The Serpent's Tooth 
  • Swing Spring 
  • Aida 
  • Back Seat Betty 
  • Blues No. 2 
  • Brown Hornet 
  • Drad Dog 
  • Filles De Kilimanjaro 
  • Ife 
  • Shhh/Peaceful 
  • Side Car 
  • Teo's Bag 
  • Thisness 
  • Tout de Suite 
  • Water on the Pond 
  • Mood 
  • Song No. 2 
  • Lazy Susan 
  • Somethin' Else 
  • Boplicity (Be Bop Lives) 
  • What It Is 
  • Four 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Richboro, PA
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  • February 25, 2003 Soooo gooood!

    A must own for any jazz musician. This book has the look of the popularly bootlegged “Real Book.� There are many songs in this book which are unavailable in any other publication. What I like best about this book are the charts to Miles’ fusion songs. Seeing the charts to...

    such songs as, “Bitches Brew� will really enhance one’s enjoyment of the recording.

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