The Real Book - Volume 1 - Bass Clef Edition
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Do you really need a fake book in bass clef? Sep 25, 2008
If you already know what fake books are, then you should already know that this is the most common one, so if you ever play with small combos where you don't have a lot of time to work out the music, you need one of these. This edition is a little different than the previous additions, some standards are gone, new ones added, partly because of changes in what songs get requested, but partly because this edition is fully legal (anyone who needed to be paid for copyright and so on, was taken care of). But this is a bass clef version, so I can see where it would be useful to a horn player who reads bass clef (I got it for trombone), but it's of much less use to a rhythm player, like a bass player. It only has the melody and chord changes for the standards, if you're a bass player you're going to be dissappointed that there aren't any bass lines, and without the bass lines, all you really need are the chord changes and the basic form of the songs, so I'd say, rely on the guitar or horn players to bring in their treble clef C key fake books, and learn to memorize.
The Real Book Is A Great Book Jun 29, 2010
By Scott Chattin
Lots of cool songs in here. Well worth the money and a tremendous value.