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Sher Music Real Books Question

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by mksolid, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. mksolid


    Jan 4, 2005
    Which ones should I get for starting out? I know to get the "C" versions but I don't want to drop 42 dollars on the wrong things. Should I get the standards book? The standards book and one of the editions of the "new real book" or what?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I have I, II, & III + Shur's The Latin Real Book...for Jazz 'classics', my vote is for Volume I; Volume III is a little "Poppy"(Motown, Stevie Wonder, Michael jackson, etc).

    Caveat: I don't have the Standards volume.
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    What do you want to use them for and what do you expect to get out of them...?
  4. I have all the Sher books - I would say that the Standards (mosaic of the G Clef on the cover) would be the most useful if you don't have any of the "Real" books (1, 2, 3 or LTD).

    FWIW -

    - Wil
  5. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    I have several of them too. I really like Vol.I because there is a lot of standards in it. And I also like "The world's greatest fake book" that came in before Vol.I. There are a lot of nice Funky and Fusion tunes in there.