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What is a fakebook?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by danqi, Nov 25, 2001.


  1. danqi

    danqi

    May 21, 2001
    Germany
    Is it the same as a songbook?

    Thanks
     
  2. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    It's a songbook with the chords written above the staff.
     
  3. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    The reason it's called a fakebook is that it allows anyone who can read music to play a song without knowing it -- that is, to "fake" it.
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    There's a great thread on fake books and real books over in General Instruction.