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fake book

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by DubBeats CB, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. forgive me if this is in the wrong section, i am looking for a good fake book for bass ( duh i'm on talkbass :D ) any recommendations?

    I need one that has a good overview of jazz standards and plenty of music that is well known and that would be beneficial.

    thanks :bassist:
  2. also where i a website where i can buy one, US please!
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  4. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I'll second what the above 2 guys have said. I currently own: the Real Book 5th Edition in Bass Clef and then i've got the 6th edition in treble clef.

    If you learn how to read in treble clef on bass-i think it'd be worth it for the fake books.

    They do make a real rock book and a few others.

    Check out the Link that Bruce has posted-i have to be careful there since it'd be easy to drop several hundred dollars on books.
  5. I'm bumping this because I'd like to pick up one or two 'real' books. Looking at the sher music site, I have no idea what would be considered a "standard" book to work out of if I were looking to play/becoming familiar with jazz standards. (I can read treble or bass clef proficiently, so that's not a big issue - although I prefer bass clef).

    The bood smidgley reference looks like a good bet. In fact I may just go ahead and order it.

    Is there something similar for rock?

  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Same, except I'm looking for the the 5th Ed. in treble. The Real Book is standard for a good reason.
  7. Amazon has these
  8. Jason Hollar

    Jason Hollar Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Pittsburgh area
    Well, you can't go wrong with either the Sher or new Hal Leonard series. I own 'em all (except for the new HL RB 2!) If you can read both clefs proficiently, go with treble...that way you can share tunes with your pianist/guitarist, etc.

    I do prefer the Sher books because the print is larger and easier to read down on a gig. The new HL books have that familiar "handwritten" font...but with most of the "illegal" changes corrected. Overall, I find the Sher books to be more accurate though.
  9. Jason Hollar

    Jason Hollar Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Pittsburgh area
    Not sure about decent Rock fake books...

    I'd be very interested in an excellent Steely Dan Real Book -- those guys have some cool chord changes...