The Hal Leonard Real Jazz Standards Fake Book – C Edition
Real Jazz Book by Hal Leonard music company contains over 240 standards of jazz repertoire in easy-to-read authentic hand-written jazz engravings. This collection also features not only the original harmony, but also an alternate harmonization reflecting common practice by many jazz artists, so players can choose to use the traditional version, a hipper version, or a combination of the two.
Songs include: Ain’t Misbehavin’ * Angel Eyes * Bein’ Green * Blue Skies * Brazil * Cherokee (Indian Love Song) * Crazy He Calls Me * Darn That Dream * Desafinado (Off Key) * Early Autumn * Easy Living * Fever * For Every Man There’s a Woman * Girl Talk * Good Morning Heartache * Here’s That Rainy Day * How Little We Know * I Can’t Give You Anything but Love * I Didn’t Know What Time It Was * I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good * I Remember You * I’ll Be Around * I’m Beginning to See the Light * I’ve Heard That Song Before * Imagination * It Could Happen to You * It’s Easy to Remember * June in January * Lazy Afternoon * Midnight Sun * My Blue Heaven * My One and Only Love * Mood Indigo * Moonglow * One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) * Satin Doll * Sophisticated Lady * Star Dust * Tenderly * When Sunny Gets Blue * and more. Spiral comb bound.
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.