Tuesday Review: The Best Jazz Standards Ever

The Best Jazz Standards Ever

One of the books in my music library that I use quite often is the 2nd edition of The best Jazz Standards Ever. Produced by Hal Leonard, it is for piano, vocal and guitar.You will find 77 of the Best Jazz Hits including All the things You Are, Bewitched, Call Me Irresponsible, Georgia on My Mind, Misty, The Nearness of You, Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado), The Very thought of You, When Sunny Gets Blue and more.

Here is a list of some of the songs with their key signatures:

1. All Of Me - C
2. All The Things You Are - G
3. April In Paris - C
4. Autumn In New York - F
5. Bewitched from Pal Joey - C
6. Bluesette - G
7. Body And Soul - Db
8. But Beautiful - G
9. Caravan - Ab
10. Call Me Irresponsible - F
11. Dancing On The Ceiling from Simple Simon- F
12. Day By Day - G
13. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - G
14. Falling In Love With Love from The Boys From Syracuse - Bb
15. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - C
16. A Fine Romance from Swing Time - C
17. Georgia On My Mind - F
18. God Bless' The Child from Lady Sings The Blues - Ab
19. Have You Met Miss Jones? from I'd Rather Be Right - F
20. Hello, Young Lovers from The King And I - C
21. Here's That Rainy Day - G
22. I Get Along Without You very Well (Except Sometimes) - Bb
23. I Can't Get Started With You from Ziegfeld Follies - C
24. I Could Write A Book from Pal Joey - C
25. I Didn't Know What Time It Was from Too Many Girls - G
26. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good - G
27. I Hear Music from Dancing On A Dime - F
28. I'll Never Smile Again - Eb
29. I'm Beginning To See The Light - G
30. I'll Remember April - G
31. I've Got You Under My Skin from Born To Dance - Eb
32. In A Sentimental Mood - F
33. If I Should Lose You from Rose Of The Rancho - C
34. Imagination - Eb
35. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - C
36. Isn't It Romantic? from Love Me Tonight - Eb
37. It Could Happen To You from And The Angels Sing - Ab
38. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) from Sophisticated Ladies - Bb
39. It Might As Well Be Spring from State Fair - G
40. June In January from Here Is My Heart - Eb
41. Lover from Love Me Tonight - D
42. Like Someone In Love - C
43. Love Is The Sweetest Thing - D
44. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) - F
45. Misty - Eb
46. Mona Lisa from Captain Carey, U.S.A. -

The compilation of songs in this book are for intermediate players. There are so many songs that I do know and a few that I'm not familiar with. If you read sheet music, then this is the book for you. You will learn lots of jazz chords with their cool sounds.

About the Author

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

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Easy-to-understand information that will show you...

* How to improvise while playing your favorite songs

* How to play several hymns in all 12 major keys!

* The relationship between chords and scales

* The basic principles of sight reading (bonus material )

* How to recognize various chords in several chord 

* How to alter and invert chords to make them sound full

* Several Progressions such as '2-5-1' and the '1-4
  turn-around' (you'll see these chord changes everywhere!)

* How to substitute common progressions in the place of 
  'dull' chords

* How to recognize erroneous chords in a progression

* The difference between: triads, seventh, ninth, eleventh,
  and thirteenth chords

* Several chord patterns which can be used in most Gospel,
  Blues & Contemporary Jazz Music (they all share the same
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* How to find the key center of any song or progression (in
  other words, what key a song or progression is being played

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Best Wishes,

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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