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Colin the Bear

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I got home this evening to find a package behind the door I'd forgotten I'd ordered.

It's the Hal.Leonard Jazz Play Along Frank Sinatra 10 classic tunes. A bit cheesy I know but I like it.

It comes with a cd. There are 21 tracks on the cd as they kindly put a Bb tuning track on there.

There's the accompaniment track for each song with full band and a split track with melody.

Left speaker mute removes bass, right speaker mute removes piano/guitar.

The book has parts for all on seperate pages

Bb Eb C and bass clef. All with chords for that pitch

And in the back are the lyrics. I think that just about covers everything.

I'm well impressed and will be looking for others in the series.

Recommended. Musicianshouse on ebay £12.50
 

What

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Hey nothing is wrong with a bit of Sinatra the man was great and had some great songs.

I might have to hunt that one down myself once my skills improve.
 

MellowD

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Hey nothing is wrong with a bit of Sinatra the man was great and had some great songs.

I might have to hunt that one down myself once my skills improve.
Hear hear - and in our locality Swing and Jazz are popular, particularly the crooners .... Gotta be one for my own collection of ambitions me thunks too
 

kevgermany

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One thing about Sinatra - he could sing. Phrasing, expression were exceptional.
 

MellowD

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One thing about Sinatra - he could sing. Phrasing, expression were exceptional.

I like a good listen to Nat King Cole on occasion too, his early stuff particularly. Under rated and often forgotten. Saw his younger brother, Freddy, do a few sets at Birmingham's Ronny Scotts many years ago - he was already in his 80's then. Great performance though!!

Thanks for jogging my memories :D
 

Colin the Bear

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I like the effortless way Frank's singing comes across. The band arrangements are something I never fully appreciated at the time.

I find listening to a good jazz singer helps a great deal with saxophone playing. Trying to emmulate a good instrumentalist on voice, with a saxophone, is good for tone, phrasing and trying to catch that extra special something that you like in each singer .

I've been listening to some vintage Doris Day. There's a warmth in her voice that I would love to get out of the alto.

I've recently bought Tony Bennetts Duets one and two. The last of the greats from another era. I never liked him much back in the day but he has a certain something now that probably comes from all that time in the game.

I was surprised to hear Lady GaGa singing "The Lady is a tramp". Man what a voice and what a singer. Who'd a thought?
 

flamingoer

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It is said that Lee Konitz used to get his students to listen to Sinatra
for his phrasing. Can't be bad.

Re. recordings of singers from way back, just bought amazing Chris Connor CD-'All About Chris'-
with Ellis Larkins etc. Fresh as paint and only 50 odd years ago.
 
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