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eBook How to Get Real with a Fake Book: A Guide for the Piano Arranger ePub

by Steve Rawlins

  • ISBN: 1569221219
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Steve Rawlins
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Creative Concepts (March 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 88
  • ePub book: 1476 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1568 kb
  • Other: azw docx mobi lit
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 866

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Pianist/arranger Steve Rawlins will help players improve their abilities with: chord alterations and voicings; chord substitutions; key selections; inversions and pedal bass; intros and endings; and other essential music fundamentals.

Pianist/arranger Steve Rawlins will help players improve their abilities with: chord alterations and voicings; chord substitutions; key selections; inversions and pedal bass; intros and endings; and other essential music fundamentals.

Creative Concepts Publishing). An easy-to-follow, step-by-step system to understand and create sophisticated piano arrangements and/or orchestrations. Ideal for any musician who wants to play or write notes that are not found on the printed page! Pianist/arranger Steve Rawlins will help players improve their abilities with: chord alterations and voicings; chord substitutions; key selections; inversions and pedal bass; intros and endings; and other essential music fundamentals. Learn more about this copy. Shipping: US$ . 0 Within . Destination, rates & speeds. 30 Day Return Policy. Customers who bought this item also bought. Users who liked this book, also liked. Real Repertoire Studies for Piano Grades 6-8: Late Intermediate to Advanced (Real Repertoire Library) (English). Piano Adagios (Real Books) (English). Jane Campion's The Piano (Cambridge Film Handbooks) (English). Real Repertoire Piano Duets: Grades 4-6, Early Intermediate to Late Intermediate (English).

Start by marking How to Get Real with a Fake Book as Want to Read .

Start by marking How to Get Real with a Fake Book as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Pianist/arranger Steve Rawlins will help players improve their abilities with: chord alterations and voicings; chord substitutions; key selections; inversions and pedal bass; intros and endings; and other essential music fundamentals.

How to Get Real with a Fake Book. Next time your friends see your piano and say, "Play 'Misty' for me," impress them and really do it!

How to Get Real with a Fake Book. Next time your friends see your piano and say, "Play 'Misty' for me," impress them and really do it!

Listen and jam, get actively involved. Remember that you are a composer/arranger, not just a hack playing the fake book exactly. it will sound bad, bad, exactly.

Listen and jam, get actively involved. The fake book doesn't have dynamics. Invent your own - exaggerate them, then cool them off if they're too wild.

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How many jazz real books and fake books do you own? Well, here's a beginner and intermediate jazz musician's practicing guide to get a lot more out . One reason to write a book like this is that real books are everywhere.

How many jazz real books and fake books do you own? Well, here's a beginner and intermediate jazz musician's practicing guide to get a lot more out of them! From improvisation strategies - both melodic and harmonic - to ear training and jazz composition, here is a collection of actionable steps, exercises, and ideas that you can use to get the most out of your jazz practice sessions - all using your real book.

(Creative Concepts Publishing). An easy-to-follow, step-by-step system to understand and create sophisticated piano arrangements and/or orchestrations. Ideal for any musician who wants to play or write notes that are not found on the printed page! Pianist/arranger Steve Rawlins will help players improve their abilities with: chord alterations and voicings; chord substitutions; key selections; inversions and pedal bass; intros and endings; and other essential music fundamentals.

Comments

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TECHNIQUE SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Ability to make uncomfortable and wide stretches
MUSIC THEORY UNDERSTANDING REQUIRED: Intermediate to Advanced
PRESENTATION: More theoretical, less immediately practical

I am already proficient in playing from fake books (lead sheets with only melody and chords printed), but I like to see what other people are teaching in hopes of mining fresh insight. So I bought this book. Right off the bat ("First Things First"), the author requests that *everybody* learn to stretch two notes past an octave (a 10th) with the left hand. He asks you to not force it but to gradually work up to it. Unfortunately for me, that stretch irritates my arthritis. I'm sure there are others who will be unable to do the stretch even with practice, and he does not give any other option if you are unable to do it. Similarly he asks everyone play large clusters with the right hand that some will find difficult (even 6 notes at a time--thumb or a finger must play two notes at a time while every other finger is also playing--and very few common "simple" voicings are given such as where complex chords can be voiced with only two or three notes on each hand). This skill requirement is the first reason the book is not for everyone.

The second reason this book is not for everyone is that it assumes an understanding of the terminology of basic chord theory (in particular, interval names are listed without explanation). That kind of talk will no doubt go over the heads of those who have never learned the ropes. And then there is some rather complex music theory employed in explaining some of the chord ideas, requiring an even higher level of theory knowledge (pp.29-30 for example).

As for the presentation of the material, he gives all of the chord theory up front, so it can take some time to absorb it all. I believe a better approach would be to introduce a few chord types at a time and then immediately present material to put them to use, making the information immediately useful. In fact, there is very little practical application of the material to be found in the book, and essentially no lead sheet (fake book) material is provided for you to apply what has been learned. Instead, the examples show every note and never give the opportunity to think for yourself in applying techniques. I think the author would have done well to cherry pick examples to apply a limited number of concepts at a time, with the author's arrangements from a lead sheet shown and then a straight lead sheet given for the reader to make his own arrangements. Best idea is to have a fake book along side and stop and take opportunities to apply what you learn bit by bit.

Those said, there is a large wealth of information and a variety of well-phrased considerations that are very helpful for anyone who wants to be a well-rounded musician/arranger...just as long as you can handle all the theory and technique.
Delari Delari
I happened to find this book at a music store and it was exactly what I had been looking for. I am a guitar player and I have a lot of theory knowledge, but anyway, about six months ago I decided I wanted to learn piano. So I applied what I knew and it sounded okay, but I still didn't sound like a piano player because I didn't know common voicings and techniques on the piano. This book is perfect for that and I still reference it sometimes about three months later.

It begins with common piano voicings for major triads and ends with some complex harmonic ideas that are used in popular music. I have learned a lot and even just the recommended voicings for 13th chords etc. are beautiful. It does require some theory knowledge, but like I said, was great for my purposes.
Balhala Balhala
I am a intermediate-advanced piano player. I wanted something to have fun and learn how to play my "arranger keyboard", but this books is not for me. I don't recomend it unless you want to read a lot of theory that is not going to any point.