MATTTHEMOP
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Join date: Feb 2005
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#1
hey, im hoping to get a jazz real book soon, so i can practise my jazz bass playing, but im not sure which real book to get. i hear different opinions on which is THE real book, with the most famous tunes, and i wondered if anyone would recommend one and say why they choose it?

many thanks
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#3
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Jimmy94
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#4
I've got a ton of fake and real books, I'll upload a few of them for everyone.
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#6
Quote by Jimmy94
I've got a ton of fake and real books, I'll upload a few of them for everyone.


That would be awesome man
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MATTTHEMOP
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#7
Quote by phoenix_88
the hal leonard real book is the standard i believe.


which one? theres so many editions and versions.......
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#8
well, if you play a Bb instrument, get the Bb one. i think the 6th edition is the latest edition.
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#9
Do you know if there are any that aren't on the site that I posted?
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Jimmy94
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#10
I didn't get any of these books from the website you linked to, I got them all from fellow musicians. The books in my upload:

Jazz LTD: over 500 tunes the real books missed
The New Real Book: Jazz Classics, Choice Standards, Pop-Fusion Classics
The New Real Book 2
The New Real Book 3
The Real Book 5th edition
The Real Book all new volume 2
The Book
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#11
Please don't upload copyrighted books.
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andy_woodhead
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#12
It depends on what the people you're playing with are reading from. For the old illegal books, just google "realbk1.pdf", but you may have some trainwrecks when playing with people reading from the new Hal Leonard versions. You can get the legal versions from amazon for about 10 quid these days if you're looking to buy one...