The Yellowjackets Songbook
Fake Book (Includes melody line and chords). Published by Sher Music Company (HS.242144).
Item Number: HS.242144
ISBN 9781883217068. 11x11.5 inches.
Endorsed by Russ Ferrante, leader of the Yellowjackets, this book contains 6 separate books for piano, bass, drums, saxophone, synthesizer and melody lines, all in a large binder. Each book includes 20 of the Yellowjackets greatest songs, including: Greenhouse * Imperial Strut * and Storytellers. Separate books makes these complex songs playable by keeping page turns to a minimum.
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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