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Need help choosing right "The Real Book"

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Ispinne, Aug 13, 2012.


  1. Ispinne

    Ispinne

    Apr 11, 2012
    Otta, Norway
    Lately I've been getting more into jazz and improvisation.
    Whenever I'm going to jam with people I always have to borrow a real book, so I'm looking into getting one myself.

    Now to my question: When I was browsing real books online I found a real book marked as "bass clef version" and I was wondering if this book is targeted to instruments like the trombone, or if this book actually has the bassline written?

    For the most part I just look at chords while playing, but if this book has the actual bassline I could combine improvising and the actuall bassline, and also practice reading music.
     
  2. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    The "bass clef" version will have the melody written in "bass clef". It doesn't include bass lines for the most part.
     
  3. Ispinne

    Ispinne

    Apr 11, 2012
    Otta, Norway
    Okay, thanks.
    So it's like with the normal edition where as if the song has a specific bassline it is written, but for the most part bassists will have to do with the chords?
     
  4. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Correct.
     
  5. Ispinne

    Ispinne

    Apr 11, 2012
    Otta, Norway
    Okay, thanks very much for the help!
     

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