The standards songbook so called “fake-book” called the musician’s bible. Song publishers who created it frequently had backgrounds as Jewish salesmen.
songbook of standards
Learning the songbook requires practice.Therefore, it is essential to discover new modern voicings . Learn these unique piano solo arrangements and improve your playing. Because these are the demands of Jazz piano playing.
Theory Golden Rule
Remember the golden rule- if it sounds right it’s right.
Business of Jazz Education
Moreover, don’t be taken in by complicated jazz theory. Education is business! Much of it useless.
Download Sheet Music
Songs below are available to download. Sheet music with free mp3 and priced right.
Broadway show standards
Cole Porter is the best know Broadway Musical show-song writer. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics as well as the music.
Cole Porter Story
After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, the very wealthy Cole Porter sadly was left disabled, and in constant pain, His shows of the early forties didn’t contain the lasting hits of his best work of the 1920’s and ’30’s, but in 1948 he made a triumphant comeback. His most successful musical was Kiss Me, Kate. which included popular among jazz artists: So in Love. And won the first Tony Award for Best Musical.
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