Christmas Fake Book with Jazz Chords
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Thirty lead sheets of holiday classics
Having spent more than 30 years making a living solely as a performing jazz pianist, I spent much of December dashing about from corporate parties to concerts to home singalongs to worship services with a big pile of Christmas sheet music books. Along the way, I scribbled in *reasonable (not overly complex or esoteric) jazz chord substitutions, meter, groove and key changes likely to be enjoyed by casual listeners. Here then, are my modified lead sheets compiled into one fake book that I hope you will as a springboard to bringing your own twists to holiday gigs, recitals, and lessons.
* To be clear, while I enjoy reharmonizing tunes with unexpected substitutions, extended, and altered chords that advanced jazz pianists enjoy, this collection is for ‘regular’ pianists, teachers, and students looking to add a little zest to Christmas favorites.
Contents Angels We Have Heard on High - Funk - G Major Auld Lang Syne - Medium Rock - F Major Carol of the Bells - Medium Up Swing - A minor Deck the Hall - Latin - C Major Go Tell It on the Mountain - Medium Boogie - G Major God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Medium Swing - D minor God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Up Tempo Swing - D minor Good Christian Men, Rejoice - 6/8 - F Major Good King Wenceslas - Early Rock Boogie - F Major Hark, The Herald Angels Sing - Funk - F Major Here We Come A-Caroling - 6/8 - D Major I Saw Three Ships - 6/8 - G Major It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Heavy Gospel - Bb Major Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child - Medium Shuffle - F to G Major Jingle Bells - Medium Up Swing - G Major Jolly Old Saint Nicholas - Medium Ballad - F Major Joy to the World - Fast Boogie - C Major O Christmas Tree - Medium Swing - F Major O Little Town of Bethlehem - Medium Shuffle - F Major Over the River and Through the Woods - Jazz Waltz - C Major Patapan - Swing Ballad - G minor Silent Night - Even Ballad - C Major Sing We Now of Christmas - Medium Rock - D minor The Conventry Carol - Slow Jazz Waltz - G minor The First Noel - Medium Rock Ballad - C Major The Holly and the Ivy - Even Ballad - F Major Up On the Housetop - Medium Up Swing - F Major We Three Kings - Up Tempo Swing - E minor We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Jazz Waltz - G Major What Child Is This - Jazz Waltz - E minor