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Russian music fake book

Alex Siniavski Russian music fake book released in the end of 2008 by famous balalaika and Gypsy guitar virtuoso Alex Siniavski. Alex (Alexey Vladimirovich Siniavski) is the musicial director of Barynya, the largest professional Russian dance and music ensemble outside of Russia.

Russian fake book by Alex Siniavski is a very useful book for musicians who play Russian gigs. The book has all Russian songs you will be ever asked to play including "Along the Mourom Road" - Na muromskoy dorozhke, "Along the Piterskaya Street" - Vdol’ po Piterskoi, "Autumn Slumber" - Osennii son, "Coachman, Hold Your Horses" - Yamshchik, ne goni loshadei, "Dark Eyes" - Ochi chernye, "Felt Boots" - Valenki...

Over one hundred most famous and requested Russian popular and folk songs! This book does not include any lyrics. Music is printed in large fonts, one tune per page so it is very easy to see in any light condition and very easy to find. All tunes are in alphabetical order.

The keys are convenient not only for the balalaika but all Russian folk instruments – alto balalaika, bass, contrabass, all domras, Russian accordion and guitar.

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What other musicians say about Russian fake book

Musicians of Barynya balalaika orchestra were really happy when Alex has brought the hardcopy of the Russian fake book to the last Petroushka Ball in New York City. Any song that our clients were requesting we were able to find fast and play almost instantly. In the end of the gig famous Russian musician Leonid Bruk put his contrabass-balalaika into the hard case and said twice "Oh, My God!". Lev Zabeginsky and Mikhail Smirnov both gave The Book two bottoms up.


Along the Mourom Road
Along the Piterskaya Road
At the Samovar
Autumn Slumber
Before I Go, I’d Like To Say
Birds Are Flying Away
Birds Fly Home
Blue Kerchief
Blue Scarf
Bright Face, Round Face
Bright Is the Night
Burn, Burn Gypsy Love
The Chicken is Roasted
Clouds Over The City
Coachman, Hold Your Horses
Dark Eyes
Dark Night
Daydreams Waltz
Do Not Scold Me
Evening At the Harbor
Exhausted Sun
Felt Boots
A Foggy Morning
Frost, Oh Frost
Fuzzy Bumblebee
Gentlemen Of Fortune
Golden-Domed Moscow
Heart On the Snow
Hey, Coachman, Take Me to the Yar
I Love Yan the Gypsy
In a Dugout Shelter
In the Hills Of Manchuria
In the Meadow
In the Smithy
In the Wild Steppes
In the Wood Near the Front
It Is Not the Wind
Kostya the Sailor
Lara’s Theme
Let There Always Be Sunshine
Little Bricks
Letter To Mother
Little Christmas Tree
Little Willow Tree
Lonely Accordion
Longing For Home
Looking In Blue Lakes
Lyric Song From Sormovo
Merry Quadrille
The Moon Is Shining
Moscow Nights
My Leafless Maple
Officers’ Waltz
Oh, Galya
Oh, the Town Of Samara
Over the Seas, Over the Waves
Play, My Bagpipe!
Russian Imperial National Anthem
Russian National Anthem
Russian Sailors’ Dance
Seven Forty
Slender Rowan Tree
Snow Storm
So Many Lovely Girls
Song About Love
Song About Tbilisi
The Song Flows On
The Song Of the Old Coachman
The Song Of Yashka the Gypsy
Sten’ka Razin
Steppe Is All Around
Styopa Drank It All Away
These Dark Eyes
Those Were the Days
Three Lines
Trainman, Hold On
Tum Balalaika
Turquoise Rings
Two Guitars
Unhitch the Horses, Fellows
Ural Rowan Tree
The Volga Boatmen’s Song
The Volga Flows On
The Waves Of the Danube
When Spring Arrives
When We Met
Yes, I Am Swarthy
You Stood Me Up
Your Excellency


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