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How to Play from a Fake Book

By Blake Neely

Guitar, Piano/Keyboard
Composed by Blake Neely. Piano. Instructional. Instructional book. With standard notation and instructional text. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.220019).

Item Number: HL.220019

ISBN 9780634002069. 9x12 inches.

Ever wondered how to create better accompaniments for the melodies in your favorite fake books? This 'teach yourself' book introduces you to chord building, various rhythmic styles, and much more, so that you play the songs you like just the way you want them. Keyboard players with a basic understanding of notation and sight-reading will be on their way to more fun with fake books. The relaxed tone of the text and selection of fun songs keep How to Play from a Fake Book entertaining throughout - perfect for amateur musicians, or as a supplement for keyboard teachers and their students.

  • Down by the Old Mill Stream 
  • (There'll Be) A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight 
  • Ain't We Got Fun? 
  • Frankie And Johnny (You'll Miss Me In The Days To Come) 
  • My Country, 'Tis Of Thee (America) 
  • America, the Beautiful 
  • Any Time 
  • April Showers 
  • Aura Lee 
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic 
  • Beale Street Blues 
  • The Bear Went Over The Mountain 
  • Camptown Races 
  • Carolina In The Morning 
  • Chicago (That Toddlin' Town) 
  • Come Back To Sorrento 
  • Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) 
  • Give My Regards to Broadway 
  • Hearts And Flowers 
  • Home on the Range 
  • How Can I Keep From Singing 
  • I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 
  • I've Been Working On The Railroad 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • Kum Ba Yah 
  • Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland 
  • Merrily We Roll Along 
  • Michael Row The Boat Ashore 
  • Minstrel Boy 
  • Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie 
  • Oh! Susanna 
  • Old Folks At Home (Swanee River) 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • The Red River Valley 
  • Royal Garden Blues 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain 
  • Shenandoah 
  • Simple Gifts 
  • Saint James Infirmary 
  • Streets Of Laredo 
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 
  • Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do 
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game 
  • They Didn't Believe Me 
  • 'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans 
  • Yankee Doodle 
  • Yankee Doodle Boy 
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas 
  • You Made Me Love You (I didn't Want to do it) 
  • All God's Children Got Shoes 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 

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    Palm Coast, FL
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  • January 07, 2019 This is NOT a finished copy...forgot to edit it?

    This is the worst copy of a published book I have ever seen. It has songs missing, type mismatched, so many errors it is hard to read. Is this a galley proof or a finished book??? Very disappointed this is sold.

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  • December 10, 2011 Excellent Starter Book

    This book is an excellent introduction to fake book playing for someone who already has a working knowledge of piano/keyboard. It starts with simple triads and easy accompaniment patterns, and builds to an intermediate level. A player who already has a good knowledge of chord playing might find the...

    book to be too rudimentary. But for making a first step into melody/chord playing the book is a good choice.

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