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studio32
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Play Realbook/Fakebooks jazz songs

Postby studio32 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:51 pm

since I hear a little bit about the existence of realbooks and fakebooks, I like the story (I heard then) behind it. Students of Berklee music school, who are writing down the scores of the jazz songs they play and share it...

I don't know the whole story behind it, but it seems you got illegal and legal realbooks..

quote=wikipedia
The transcriptions in The Real Book are unlicensed, meaning that no royalties are paid to the artists whose songs appear in the book. Consequently, the book violates copyright and is therefore illegal. In the past, it was usually sold surreptitiously in local music stores, often hidden behind the counter for customers who asked. PDF editions of the book are now often available on P2P networks.


I like the idea of giving all people the opportunity to learn those old jazz songs, so I think they should be legal. They are in my opinion ;) and so I don't feel guilty downloading them and learning those songs. I actually like the romantics behind it....

Btw there seems to be software for it, for Mac and Windows...
http://www.realbooksoftware.com/

EDIT: btw: Improvisor seems to include also different jazz and blues songs like 'autumn leaves' and 'tears in heaven'. http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~keller/jazz/impr ... Index.html

I'm now learning to play 'Summertime'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N090STPx-2M

Maybe (in future) different linux musicians can learn the song on different instruments and then record each part or play via netjack2....

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Re: Play Realbook/Fakebooks jazz songs

Postby spm_gl » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:38 pm

I bought my copy in a small music store. The shopkeeper asked me if I wanted the official, or the real, inoffical version. Of course, I chose the latter. Find it very amusing that even a small shop in a little town in Germany has the copied version.
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Re: Play Realbook/Fakebooks jazz songs

Postby studio32 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:57 pm

spm_gl wrote:I bought my copy in a small music store. The shopkeeper asked me if I wanted the official, or the real, inoffical version. Of course, I chose the latter. Find it very amusing that even a small shop in a little town in Germany has the copied version.

good choice! :) amusing indeed :)

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Re: Play Realbook/Fakebooks jazz songs

Postby studio32 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:00 pm

I recommend to try Impro-Visor. It's great to have as backing track or to learn how to solo/improvise.

Note it contains also other styles like Funk, Rock etc.

Would be great if it had MusicXML support so that could be converted to Lilypond...


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