The Classical fake book: over 600 classical themes and melodies in their original keys

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H. Leonard Pub. Corp., Mar 31, 1992 - Music - 413 pages
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The Encyclopedia of over 600 Classical Themes and Melodies An unprecedented, amazingly comprehensive reference for all classical music lovers. Imagine having one handy volume that includes everything from Renaissance music to Vivaldi to Mozart to Mendelssohn to Debussy to Stravinsky. An effort has been made to include as much of the world's most familiar classical music as possible, totalling over 600 titles. That means, for instance, a theme from every movement of every Brandenburg Concerto, or a theme from every movement of every Beethoven symphony. This encyclopedia is great to use for playing and performing. It's also a terrific reference for concert-goers, music students, or just plain music lovers. Think of how often we might think of a piece, but can't quite conjure it in our heads. With The Classical Fake Book you can find any tune readily (and be humming away in a matter of minutes). Lyrics, in the original language, are included when appropriate. All entries contain a fake book style presentation with melody line and harmony sketched in above it in chord labels

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BAD CHORDS in this book

User Review  - realmusician - Overstock.com

I wasted much time correcting the chords in this book. I have been a professional musician for 25 years. I own a dozen fake books and this one is the absolute worst by far. Whover compiled this book was either tone deaf or in a hurry. Read full review

Classical Fake Book

User Review  - louise11 - Overstock.com

Merchantdise arrived in good condition as I hope for. The book is excellent and I like it very much. Read full review

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