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How To Play From A Real Book

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From the Publisher

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 analyse 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.


  1. After You've Gone
  2. Alice In Wonderland
  3. In A Mellow Tone
  4. There Is No Greater Love
  5. Beyond The Sea
  6. Honeysuckle Rose
  7. Bye Bye Blackbird
  8. There Will Never Be Another You
  9. Triste
  10. Opus One
  11. Give My Regards To Broadway
  12. Doxy
  13. Swing That Music
  14. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
  15. Georgia On My Mind
  16. The Girl From Ipanema (Garôta De Ipanema)
  17. Giant Steps
  18. Have You Met Miss Jones?
  19. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
  20. I Remember You
  21. I'm Old Fashioned
  22. If I Were A Bell
  23. In A Sentimental Mood
  24. Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana)
  25. Lazy Bird
  26. My Buddy
  27. My Ship
  28. Oleo
  29. On The Alamo
  30. Pick Yourself Up
  31. Robbin's Nest
  32. Rose Room
  33. Scrapple From The Apple
  34. That Old Black Magic
  35. There'll Be Some Changes Made
  36. They Didn't Believe Me
  37. Wave
  38. The Way You Look Tonight
  39. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)
  40. I Hear A Rhapsody

Item Details

Category: Unaccompanied Jazz Flute Albums
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publisher's reference: HL00312097
Our Stock Code: 1477092
Media Type: Paperback (123 pages [score])

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