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Les    Posted 09-15-2003 at 15:10:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
My younger brother, unbenownst to me until the other day, has got himself learnin the pieanny. He was tryin to keep it a secret from me but I caught him ";^)
He has this great fake book (I was green with envy) and I was looking through it and it fell open to the song "Things" which was written and performed by Bobby Darrin. I had not thought of that song for years but now I can't get it out of my head. What a great song it was!
Anybody else remember it?


Donna from Mo    Posted 09-15-2003 at 15:36:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep!
Memories are all I have to cling to (cling to)
and heartaches are the friends I'm talking to (talking to)
etc. etc.


Les    Posted 09-15-2003 at 19:15:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thinkin of things
(like a walk in the park)
Things
(like a kiss in the dark)
Things
(like a sailboat ride)
What about the night we cried.....


Cindi    Posted 09-15-2003 at 18:09:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have dang near every fake book they have out. Beatles, seventies music, country, classical, you name it. I can play conventionally but it's so much more fun to learn to play a song in five minutes (grin)

Didn't know that did ya Lester, I play the pianney too.


Hal/WA    Posted 09-15-2003 at 21:43:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have about 15 or 20 fake books of all sorts but my favorites feature lots of songs from the rock generation. I check the big music store here about twice a year to see if anything new is out.

I learned to play piano and organ pretty well when I was a kid and still like to work up a new piece of classical music every once in awhile. But that is hard work..... With the fake books, I can produce pleasing to me music almost by sight reading--which is something I never could do decently with regular piano music. And after a couple of times through, with a little added here and there, it sometimes sounds real good. And it is EASY.

I love to play the piano, and can lose myself in that pleasure for hours on end. Unfortunately, I never enjoyed performing and finally got out of doing piano recitals when I turned 16. I did enjoy jamming with my friends and we had a fun, but not very good rock group.

I have built a den in the basement that is fairly soundproof and can play piano there whenever I have time. My wife doesn't appreciate my music, but it is something that really means a lot to me. And it is a lot cheaper hobby than some of the other things I like to do.

Glad to hear that other people enjoy the fake books and play piano from them. I just wish the publishers would print more books with less duplication of songs. If they print them, I will buy them!


Cindi    Posted 09-16-2003 at 07:54:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amen to that duplication thing, I have noticed that too. I have one book that has twelve hundred songs in it, covers all the holidays and so on. I like getting on there at Christmas time and playing all the Christmas tunes. It's right in the living room, the rest of the family can just suck up and deal with it. (smile)


Les...Nope, I didn't    Posted 09-15-2003 at 19:13:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wifey plays strictly using music. She's helpless without it.
As for me, I ain't that good (at playing using the music, that is!). I can read music but play by ear mostly, and I love to play using fake books. She doesn't know about chords like I do so you might get the melody and maybe a bass note if she tried to use a fake book.


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