What is a fakebook?

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

  1. danqi


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

  2. 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.