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I'm thinking about band camp this summer - and last year I had an incredable time in CT, -but for some of the jam sessions it was a pain to borrow a Bb fake book all of the time - and there wasn't always a spare one around.

Can anyone recommend a good Dixieland fake book?

Thanks in advance!:D
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Grumps said:
The only one you'll need:
Dixieland Fake Book
Only if you like real vanilla and often wrong changes. Dave (an old friend of mine from my DC days) is a stickler for publishing only the chords that were originally published with a tune. In many cases, the published changes are written for tone deaf ukelele players, and jazz players long ago fixed them.
 

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Thanks Grumps - that's actually the one I had been leaning towards.


Al - if you don't think it's an accurate guide - how about a suggestion then?

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hgrail,

If you don't have Finale, go here:

http://www.finalemusic.com/

and download the free Finale Notepad music notation editor.

Then go here:
http://www.alstevens.com/tunes/BbDixieCharts/

This folder has about 200 dixie tunes for Bb instruments in the Finale .MUS format. I can't vouch for all the changes because I haven't looked them all over. The ones I have looked at are reasonable.

You can right-click on any file and do a "save target as" to download the file.

Do this soon, because I won't be leaving these files online for long.
 

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Al Stevens said:
Dave (an old friend of mine from my DC days)...
I met him at a jam session at a wake for cornet player we both knew. I didn't know who he was at the time, and after striking up a conversation I figured I'd show off my brand new dixieland book. Yeah, that's mine, he said. No it isn't, I told him. It's got my name on it. It's got my name on it too, he then pointed out. Well, I could use one in Bb, I chided. And having just jammed with me he added, yeah, I know...

I do know what you mean about "fixed" chords, but there's a certain amount of joy to that book that transcends such critical review.
 

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Thanks for the Links and tunes AL-

I haven't worked with Finale before - I'll have to get to know it - I've heard many good things-

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All set Al.

Thank you,

John
 

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There was a clarinet player, Mac McGowen, in that circle who passed away a few years back. I don't remember a cornet player named Mac. But I've been away from there a while and lost touch with some of the guys.
 

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Mac was a retired Navy bandsmen and a great leader on the stage. He was a very short man, and not one you'd forget. Our dixieland group has never been as tight since his passing (cancer) a few years ago. A wonderful player, leader and gentleman.
 

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Hey Al,

I'm a new trumpet player with a burning desire to learn as much Dixieland Jazz as I possibly can. I've just taught myself Finale (what a program!) and am looking to get my hands on exactly what you were offering here 5 years ago. Would it be possible for me to have access to your Bb Dixieland (.mus) collection? Pelisse?

I realize this thread is 5 years old... but it can't hurt to ask!

Thanks,
Brad - Istanbul/NYC

I realize this thread is 5 years old, but hey this music is timeless!

hgrail,

If you don't have Finale, go here:

http://www.finalemusic.com/

and download the free Finale Notepad music notation editor.

Then go here:
http://www.alstevens.com/tunes/BbDixieCharts/

This folder has about 200 dixie tunes for Bb instruments in the Finale .MUS format. I can't vouch for all the changes because I haven't looked them all over. The ones I have looked at are reasonable.

You can right-click on any file and do a "save target as" to download the file.

Do this soon, because I won't be leaving these files online for long.
 

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It is a great book if you can get a copy!
 
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