The Real Easy Book Level 1 (Sher Music Co, 2003) C edition

The Real Easy Book Level 1 (Sher Music Co, 2003) C edition

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Tunes for Beginning Improvisers
41 of the easiest tunes from composers such as Horace Silver, Eddie Harris, Freddie Hubbard, Red Garland, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Cedar Walton and Wes Montgomery. Get yourself, or your jazz combo, sounding good right away with the first fake book ever designed for beginner improvisers. Easy, but classic jazz tunes give the student a good start in learning jazz repertoire. Each song sounds good played in rock, funk or Latin styles, as well as swing. Sample piano voicings, guitar chord diagrams, sample bass lines and useful scales for improvisation are included with each tune, for easy reference. Developed and road-tested for years at the Stanford Jazz Workshop's summer jazz camps. It works! Book, 87 pages

I can't think of a more worthy book for jazz educators than a fake book for entry-level improvisers. Playing standards is not easy for novice improvisers; but by playing these tunes, beginners can quickly get into jazz. Jazz Education Journal

41 Songs
Bag's Groove; Big Bertha; Blue Seven; Blues By Five; Blues In The Closet; Cold Duck Time; Contemplation; Doxy; Edward Lee; Equinox; Freedom Jazz Dance; Gingerbread Boy; Groove Merchant; Jive Samba; Jo Jo Calypso; Killer Joe; Listen Here; Little Sunflower; Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Midnight Waltz; Mr. P.C.; One For Daddy-O; Red's Good Groove; Revelation; Road Song; Short Stuff; Shoshana; Sir John; Sister Sadie; So Danco Samba; Song For My Father; Sonnymoon For Two; St. James Infirmary; St. Thomas; Straight Life; Tenor Madness; Trail Dust; When The Saints Go Marching In; Work Song; Yardbird Suite; Z's Blues.