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The Real Easy Book: Tunes for Beginning Improvisers Volume 1 (Bb Version)

Michael Zisman

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ISBN 10: 1883217180 / ISBN 13: 9781883217181
Published by Sher Music Co
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Series: The Real Easy Books. Num Pages: 87 pages. BIC Classification: AVGJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 285 x 16. Weight in Grams: 460. . 2005. Spiral-bound. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781883217181

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Title: The Real Easy Book: Tunes for Beginning ...

Publisher: Sher Music Co

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The only fake book specifically designed for middle school or high school classroom use. It contains over 40 simple, but classic, jazz tunes by Miles, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, etc. Each song is on a left-hand page, and all the information that a band director would have to write out for his/her students is on the corresponding right-hand page - sample piano voicings, bass lines, guitar diagrams, scales for soloing, etc. Saves the teacher countless hours of prep work!


The Real Easy Book - Volume 1 is my all-time favorite entry-level fake book, and Volume 2 is just as impressive for the intermediate level improviser. I really like having a fake book with written-out scales for soloing, chord voicings, guitar diagrams and bass lines. The selection of tunes is awesome. Extraordinary care has been given to the accuracy of each tune. Both volumes should be required fake books for jazz improvisation instruction. JAZZ EDUCATORS JOURNAL --Personal correspondence

Finally a book made for people who are beginning to play jazz. A compilation of great tunes, presented with succinct information for all instrumentalists. I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who is, or works with, a beginning improviser. Bravo! BRUCE FORMAN --Personal correspondence

This is exactly what I have been looking for for 35 years. This is great stuff, instant jazz combo! The results we have gotten from The Real Easy Book already are fabulous and suddenly lots of kids are not afraid of jazz and improvisation anymore. Thank you! JOHN HERDAN --Personal correspondence

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