A 5 star  review in Music Teacher magazine – April 2014 edition.

This months Music Teacher magazine reviewed Classical Fake Books and not only gave them 5*, but also awarded them “Book of the Month”.

“Mark Beesley has come up with a winner here, and it’s such a good idea that you’ll kick yourself for not thinking of it first. This excellent volume of baritone arias,  which includes the standard piano accompaniments, also features lead sheets for  each piece. These are done in the format routinely used by jazzers: a single stave with the tune, words and chords. It’s not an exaggeration when I say that three of the four singing teachers I have studied with in the past were totally hamstrung by their lack of keyboard skills. I wish I could go back in time and put these melody-and-chords versions on their stands……

….. Give the man a medal.

Read the full review here.