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Hello Friends !

Sometimes I need sheet to check out if I remember the tunes and the chords correctly (as I never have sheet placed on piano when I play live). 

I had registered at sheetmusic but it sometimes disappoints me since you don´t find a tune or you find it in other keys than you might expect. 
(Like let´s say "It´s You or No One": Though I looked for C-instruments, the tune was in Eb, while usually it´s played just in a plain F at a very rapid tempo) . 

Or you find "piano music" that means with notation for both hands, which doesn´t help me at all since I only need lead sheet. 

Are there better sources for good lead sheet, I mean made for playing musicians ? 

Thanks in avans....

 

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I'm an avid sheet music collector, both paper sheets and now PDF, I feel spoiled for choice these days. There are file sharing services such as Scribd.com where you can find all the old unofficial fake books. There is muscore.com which is a subscription service; there are many user created lead sheets there. It's hard to beat the new(er) Sher publishing New Real Books, but they aren't that cheap.

Here are a couple options if you can get by with just the chords: https://www.jazzstudies.us/ http://www.ralphpatt.com/Song.html

And I know you don't want full arrangements, but one of my favorite recent finds: https://www.sheetmusicsinger.com/ has scanned copies of old sheets in their original form(often with different changes from jazz versions).

Also a link for the old real books: https://www.swiss-jazz.ch/Real-Book/

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Scribd has a lot of fakebooks, but I had some trouble with them continuing to charge me after I tried to delete my account.

I have had pretty decent results just searching name of composition, name of composer, and then "lead sheet pdf" on google.

This is one of my favorite PDFs I have found, The Compositions of Ornette Coleman

https://jamiebreiwick.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ornette_coleman_compositions.pdf

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Thank you !

I´ve just had a look at some of the links you both posted. 
In the older days those "Just the chords would have been enough , but it didn´t make me a better musician just only to know the chords, because for good comping I like to know the inside of the music. 

Many tunes I just had to hear them once or twice and can play them, others it´s good if I also see the music notes, if at least I had heard the song before. (I can read lead sheet best if I´ve already heard the tune and just want to check if my memorie´s right. 

You know: You are on stage and if a tune is called you can´t just say "well if someone has a lead sheet for me" or so. You got to know it, so the best way to not be embarrased on stage is to know as many tunes as possible. 

On the other hand, the little amount of experience at least made me a good listener. If it happens they call a tune I think I´ve heard somewhere but could not be sure if I know it excatly, I get into it just by listening careful and checking the right chords and it´s astonishing that sometimes those become the best results. 
 

Sure I can transcribe the chords into another key, but it´s annoying if you hear all the guys around the world play a tune in a certain jazz key and then you find lead sheet in another key or with too corny chords....

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18 hours ago, unitstructures said:

Scribd has a lot of fakebooks, but I had some trouble with them continuing to charge me after I tried to delete my account.

I have had pretty decent results just searching name of composition, name of composer, and then "lead sheet pdf" on google.

This is one of my favorite PDFs I have found, The Compositions of Ornette Coleman

https://jamiebreiwick.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ornette_coleman_compositions.pdf

Scribd and Muscore are both pretty shady with their subscription schemes, I should have mentioned. There are methods to get pdfs from both services without an account; bootleg browser extensions(use at your own risk).

Glad to get my hands on that Coleman folio, thank you!

 

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