How to Play from a Real Book



How to Play from a Real Book Music Instruction 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 Analyze 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 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.

10 thoughts on “How to Play from a Real Book

  1. says:

    At this point in my life I m not even going to pretend that someday I ll be a musician Yet music in general, and playing jazz specifically is something that I like to dabble with Having trouble with building the jazz repertoire I decided to get How To Play From a Real Book by Robert Rawlins.The book is organized into 9 chapters the first reviews western music and jazz harmony, the second presents the approaches you ll need to analyze a jazz tune, the third and fourth analyzes the common jazz At this point in my life I m not even going to pretend that someday I ll be a musician Yet music in general, and playing jazz specifically is something that I like to dabble with Having trouble with building the jazz repertoire I decided to get How To Play From a Real Book by Robert Rawlins.The book is organized into 9 chapters the first reviews western music and jazz harmony, the second presents the approaches you ll need to analyze a jazz tune, the third and fourth analyzes the common jazz forms and how to play over them The fifth chapter is devoted to playing bass lines, while the sixth and seventh chapters are on comping chords on melody approach The last two chapters are about improvisation and reharmonization, respectively For what it sets out to be a basic primer for the jazz idiom I think that the bo...

  2. says:

    Totally great, practical guide with all necessary theory explained I cannot imagine musician who would not benefit from this volume Highly recommended, and not only for beginners

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