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The Real Easy Book - Volume 1 (Bb Edition)

Expanded Three-Horn Edition

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Expanded Three-Horn Edition. Fake Book (Includes melody line and chords). Published by Sher Music Company (HS.242123).

Item Number: HS.242123

ISBN 9781883217181. 8.75x11 inches.

The only fake book specifically designed for middle school or high school classroom use. It contains over 40 simple, but classic, jazz tunes by Miles, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, etc. Each song is on a left-hand page, and all the information that a band director would have to write out for his/her students is on the corresponding right-hand page - sample piano voicings, bass lines, guitar diagrams, scales for soloing, etc. Saves the teacher countless hours of prep work!

The same Real Easy Book, Level 1 used by school jazz ensembles world-wide now includes:

- Three-horn arrangements of each tune
- Separate pages for each horn player
- Parts simple enough for beginning players, but which create fuller, much more interesting performances.
- The new parts are written in a limited range to be playable by a variety of instruments.
- Each tune now includes harmony parts for the melody, background parts behind soloists, ensemble 'shout choruses,' etc.
- 172 pages of fun and rewarding arrangements by pianist/arranger/author Larry Dunlap.

About Fake Book:
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.

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