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How To Play From A Fake Book

By Michael Esterowitz

Fake Book; Piano Method. Learn To Play and General Theory. Instructional book. With standard notation, chord names, instructional text and glossary of terms. 166 pages. Ekay/Shacor #50-PF0480. Published by Ekay/Shacor (AP.50-PF0480).

Item Number: AP.50-PF0480

ISBN 0943748194. 9x12 inches. English.

For musicians of all level , this book teaches how to use bass lines, countermelodies, introductions and endings, rhythmic patterns, embellish a melody and how to accompany. All the techniques needed to 'fake' a great-sounding accompaniment from just melody, lyrics and chord symbols.

  • After the Ball 
  • All Through The Night 
  • Alouette 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • America 
  • America The Beautiful 
  • Ash Grove 
  • Aura Lee 
  • Auld Lang Syne  
  • Ave Maria (Schubert) 
  • Away In A Manger 
  • Band Played On 
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic 
  • Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere 
  • Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms 
  • Bicycle Built For Two 
  • Bill Bailey 
  • Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair 
  • Blue Tail Fly 
  • Buffalo Gals 
  • C.C. Rider 
  • Camptown Races 
  • Careless Love 
  • Clementine 
  • Comin' Thro The Rye 
  • Deep River 
  • Down By The Riverside 
  • Down in the Valley 
  • Emperor Waltz 
  • Entertainer 
  • Foggy, Foggy Dew 
  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow 
  • Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway 
  • Frankie and Johnnie 
  • Girl I Left Behind Me 
  • Give Me That Old Time Religion 
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain 
  • Grandfather's Clock 
  • Green Grow The Lilacs 
  • Greensleeves 
  • Hark, The Herald Angels Sing 
  • Havah Nagilah 
  • Hearts And Flowers 
  • Hello! Ma Baby 
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 
  • Home on the Range 
  • Home, Sweet Home 
  • Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight 
  • House Of The Rising Sun 
  • Hush Little Baby 
  • I Gave My Love A Cherry 
  • I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen 
  • In The Good Ol' Summertime 
  • I Ride An Old Paint 
  • I've Been Working On The Railroad 
  • Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • John Henry 
  • Johnny, I Hardly Knew You 
  • Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho 
  • Kum Ba Ya 
  • La Bamba 
  • La Cucaracha 
  • Londonderry Air 
  • Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis 
  • Merry Widow Waltz 
  • Michael, Row The Boat Ashore 
  • My Bonnie 
  • My Gal Sal 
  • My Old Kentucky Home 
  • Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 
  • Nowell 
  • O Christmas Tree 
  • O Come All Ye Faithful 
  • Ode to Joy 
  • Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be? 
  • Oh, Susanna 
  • Oh, Them Golden Slippers 
  • Old Folks At Home 
  • Old Grey Mare 
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm 
  • On Top of Old Smokey 
  • Onward, Christian Soldiers 
  • Over the River and Through the Woods 
  • Polly Wolly Doodle 
  • Red River Valley 
  • Rise And Shine 
  • Rock-A-My Soul 
  • Rock Island Line 
  • St. James Infirmary 
  • Santa Lucia 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • Sidewalks Of New York 
  • Silent Night 
  • Silver Threads Among The Gold 
  • Simple Gifts 
  • Star Spangled Banner 
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike 
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 
  • This Train Is Bound For Glory 
  • Toyland 
  • Twelve Days Of Christmas 
  • Under The Bamboo Tree 
  • Vilia 
  • Wandering Minstrel 
  • We Three Kings Of Orient Are 
  • What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? 
  • When You And I Were Young, Maggie 
  • When You Were Sweet Sixteen 
  • Yankee Doodle Boy 
  • You Tell Me Your Dream  
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Redondo Beach, CA
    Difficulty Level:
  • December 10, 2011 Advanced Chords

    This book provides an excellent treatment of all the advanced chords used in fake book playing. It might be intimidating for a lower level player. But for the serious player who wants to play complicated harmonies this is the book to get. It also has a large section of fake...

    book formatted songs for practice.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
  • November 26, 2011 How to play from a fake book

    Learning to create arrangements by knowing chord symbols.You make each song yours by playing them your way

    42 of 83 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Cornelius Moshe Good Creary
  • October 17, 2007 The Know How Playing with Fake Book

    I am Pianist dedicated to playing serious music customary called classical music. I have a collection of fake books because, I wanted to enter the world of Jazz, but I found it diificult because I never had the experience of resding chords even though I have a knowledge of Theory...

    , Harmony etc. This book which I purchased permits me to have a clear view what I have to do and puts me on the track, without beatin about the bush. I recommend this book not only to beginners but other pianist coming serious music to adventure in creative music opening a new scope for piano interpretation. I hope people will find it useful as I did. Thank you. Cornelius Moshe Good Creary

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  • 4

    Malta (Europe)
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  • October 05, 2007 Very detailed and useful publication

    The book provides meticulous teaching to a high degree which beginners would find rather complicated in places, but nevertheless it offers useful tips and shortcuts to improving one's standards. I would recommend the book to anyone who is seriously interested in playing fake.

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