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<b>the best fakebooks:</b> <a target="new" href="https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-real-book-volume-1-sheet-music/19855528?aff_id=20370"><b>the real book vol 1</b></a>, and <a target="new" href="https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-real-book-volume-2-second-edition-sheet-music/20363645?aff_id=20370"><b>the real book vol 2</b></a>, and also <a target="new" href="https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-new-real-book-c-edition-sheet-music/3424296?aff_id=20370">new real book volume 1</a> as well as <a target="new" href="https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-new-real-book-volume-2-c-edition-sheet-music/3424227?aff_id=20370">the new real book volume 2</a>,<a target="new" href="https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-new-real-book-volume-3-c-edition-sheet-music/3424256?aff_id=20370">the new real book volume 3</a>, and <a target="new" href="https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-standards-real-book-c-edition-sheet-music/3424337?aff_id=20370">the standards real book</a>.
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---------------which jazz fake book can you recomend to me that has nice chord changes?
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i have them all and the one i use the most often is the recently updated for corrections  

https://www.amazon.com/real-book-sixth-c-instruments/dp/0634060384
the "new real books" are good, that book in the link above is good, and a great book is dick hyman's fake book where he takes 100 of his favorite tunes and reharmonizes them (and has the original changes).

search for dick hyman on the "books and music" search at the top of the screen if interested
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how do you play from fake books? all i know is play maybe block chords with left hand and play the melody with right hand or play a open voicing thats it.
well, that's how you do it :)

that's how we all start out.  then as you study various kind of voicings, you start using them as you gain experience.

i'm actually just about ready to publish a book of jazz piano exercises and etudes that are intended for just that.

but you need to learn more about voicings, it sounds like, so find some big band charts (try sibeliusmusic.com and look at some sammy nestico charts) and see how the big bands are arranged. that's how you figure out some of the more plush voicings out there.  

also check out pianotoday.com.  they have, i think it's called, a yamaha series of piano books. their best jazz piano arrangements from over the years. i've learned 75% of my voicings from that magazine, and i'm sure those books are great.
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it's the steinway books, not yamaha.
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yeah, i have the steinway stylings of the great standards vol.1. they have the original music in the back of the book and they have the same songs in the front that are more modern/contempary sound. i learned how to play blue moon, but the other songs are prety hard because there are lots of flats/sharps/naturals in the modern arrangment.
this plus a laptop could be the 21st century answer:
https://www.realbookpack.com/

sid
...i should add that the site i just mentioned does have a vague smell of phish about it, and can't possibly be legal - can it?  anyone paid up and got their discs or downloads from there?

sid
seems too good to be true. when i bought my realbook and spaces books way back you had to ask about them and they were kept under the table.
wonder how royalties are dealt with or how it's viewed by bmi, ascap currently.
just for the record, i downloaded the realbook pack from the link above and got excellent service. no complaints here!
although after sifting through all these jazz books i still cannot find "with malice towards none" the tune ayolt is looking fo?
i also bought a pack of these real books on ebay by download - best $10 i ever spent.  won't be long before it gets shut down for copyright infringement though, so if you want all the real books, and your conscience can handle it, get onto it now.
yes, especially if your conscience can handle it- buying stuff like that hurts the entire scene. it makes the books more expensive, and in some cases makes publishers think again about even publishing a book if they know it's going to be pirated as soon as it hits the streets.  

i recommend h aving one of those disks of books if you own the books.  at that point i think it's ok, because you can't bring a stack of fakebooks to a gig but you can easily set up a laptop on the computer.

buy the books first!  or at least make it a plan to buy them, and of course follow through.
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getting back to legit fake books.  there's a series of 4 or 5 fake books with good changes by the late frank mantooth.  worth checking out.


highly recommended.
and the name of the books i have.

the best chord changes for the world's greatest standards
the best chord changes for the most requested standards
the best chord changes for the best known songs

by frank mantooth
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