The Real Book

Description It's illegal. It robs musicians of hard-earned royalties. It is SOOOO useful.
Posted By Jeremy Cotton (7938)
Directory Books/Tab: Jazz
Rate/Review This Resource
Overall Rating: 4.3 (of 5)
Rating Votes %
1 33 ||
2 67 ||
0 0 ||
0 0 ||
0 0 ||
From 3 votes total

Member Reviews


On 5/25/2001, Randy Hano (12149) posted:
Overall Rating:
This book is necessary for many of the jazz standards that are played. It is difficult to find, but when you find it, it is a wealth of information. No matter what level or style you play - find one. You may not use it now but you will eventually.
Suitable for intermediate guitarists
On 4/27/2001, Robert Silvia (1575) posted:
Overall Rating:
I was totally amazed with what I found in this book, songs that you will never find anywhere else. Oh by the way I found a copy of it online, www.realbookonline.com, click on the British flag once you go to the site.
Suitable for intermediate guitarists
On 11/19/1999, Jeremy Cotton (7938) posted:
Overall Rating:
Although I am vaguely bothered by the loss of royalties issue, this book is a great reference for jazz heads and wanna-bes. There are mistakes in the book, and some of the tunes are just silly, but 90% of the tunes are the ones that get called all the time on gigs. If you can find one of these, buy it. But I don't know where you can get one....
Suitable for all skill levels of guitarists