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The Real Book - Bb Edition
Sixth Edition
By Various

Bb Instruments - Difficulty: easy-medium to medium
Sixth Edition. Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Instrumental Fake Books. Jazz. Fakebook (spiral bound). With melody, standard notation and chord names. 462 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240224).

Item Number: HL.240224

ISBN 9780634060847. 8.5x11 inches.

The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won't even notice the difference, other than that all of the notorious errors have been fixed: the covers and typeface look the same, the song list is nearly identical, and the price for our edition is even cheaper than the original! Every conscientious musician will appreciate that these books are now produced accurately and ethically, benefitting the songwriters that we owe for some of the greatest tunes of all time! 400 songs, including Body and Soul, Easy Living, Take Five and hundreds more!

About Hal Leonard Fake Books

A "fake book" contains songs written in a concise format that includes only the melody and chords, letting you interpret the song's performance as you feel is appropriate. This is great for quickly learning songs by yourself or with an ensemble.

Each song in a fake book only has a single melody actually written out in notes, which is usually the vocal or lead melody. This melody will have the lyrics written beneath the notes, with each word aligned to its corresponding note. Above the notes of the melody will appear the names of the appropriate chords to play - for example, a "C minor" chord would be written as "Cmin" or Cm", rather than writing out all of the notes in those chords as they appeared in the original version of the song.

This format is very compact, which is why you will often see fakebooks containing 500 or more songs.

  • Call Me 
  • Easy Living 
  • Jelly Roll 
  • West Coast Blues 
  • Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum 
  • Ring Dem Bells 
  • Israel 
  • Pinocchio 
  • Butterfly 
  • Pfrancing (No Blues) 
  • Peace 
  • Afternoon In Paris 
  • Agua De Beber (Water To Drink) 
  • Reflections 
  • Always 
  • Cotton Tail 
  • Airegin 
  • Passion Flower 
  • Guilty 
  • Lines And Spaces 
  • Conception 
  • Captain Marvel 
  • Litha 
  • What Was 
  • Inner Urge 
  • Isotope 
  • Passion Dance 
  • Las Vegas Tango 
  • Alfie 
  • Alice in Wonderland 
  • Heaven 
  • All Blues 
  • All By Myself 
  • Topsy 
  • Sidewinder 
  • Lament 
  • How My Heart Sings 
  • Steps 
  • Crystal Silence 
  • Detour Ahead 
  • Sugar 
  • Con Alma 
  • Hot Toddy 
  • Solitude 
  • In A Mellow Tone 
  • All Of Me 
  • All Of You 
  • All The Things You Are 
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free 
  • Gemini 
  • Dolphin Dance 
  • Beauty And The Beast 
  • Broadway 
  • Upper Manhattan Medical Group (UMMG) 
  • I Love You 
  • Straight No Chaser 
  • One Finger Snap 
  • Iris 
  • My Way 
  • Alright, Okay, You Win 
  • Golden Lady 
  • So What 
  • Somebody Loves Me 
  • Afro Blue 
  • Once I Loved (Amor Em Paz) (Love In Peace) 
  • April Joy 
  • Bright Size Life 
  • Midwestern Nights Dream 
  • Missouri Uncompromised 
  • Sirabhorn 
  • Uniquity Road 
  • Unity Village 
  • The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 
  • Angel Eyes 
  • Unchain My Heart 
  • Ceora 
  • A Child Is Born 
  • Full House 
  • Icarus 
  • El Gaucho 
  • Prince Of Darkness 
  • Armageddon 
  • Black Nile 
  • Stuff 
  • Anthropology 
  • Apple Honey 
  • April In Paris 
  • Skating In Central Park 
  • Arise, Her Eyes 
  • What Am I Here For? 
  • (Old Man From) The Old Country 
  • Desafinado 
  • Contemplation 
  • Miss Ann 
  • Au Privave 
  • Joy Spring 
  • Autumn In New York 
  • Autumn Leaves 
  • Forest Flower 
  • Sweet Georgia Bright 
  • Swedish Pastry 
  • Chippie 
  • Think On Me 
  • Man In The Green Shirt 
  • Memories Of Tomorrow 
  • Milano 
  • Tame Thy Pen 
  • 502 Blues 
  • The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers 
  • Deluge 
  • House Of Jade 
  • Dolores 
  • Orbits 
  • Good Evening Mr. And Mrs. America 
  • Equipoise 
  • African Flower (Petite Fleur Africaine) 
  • Indian Lady 
  • Three Flowers 
  • Follow Your Heart 
  • Peri's Scope 
  • Quiet Now 
  • Time Remembered 
  • Very Early 
  • Chelsea Bells 
  • Doin' The Pig 
  • Domino Biscuit 
  • The Green Mountains 
  • Portsmouth Figurations 
  • Sweet Henry 
  • Coral 
  • Days And Nights Waiting 
  • Grow Your Own 
  • In Your Quiet Place 
  • Lucky Southern 
  • Moonchild 
  • The Magician In You 
  • Broad Way Blues 
  • The Sphinx 
  • Dear Old Stockholm 
  • Midnight Mood 
  • Turn Out The Stars 
  • Gypsy In My Soul 
  • Day Waves 
  • Desert Air 
  • Dexterity 
  • Wild Flower 
  • Sometime Ago 
  • Kelo 
  • Black Diamond 
  • Oliloqui Valley 
  • The Sorcerer 
  • Easy To Love (You'd Be So Easy To Love) 
  • Bessie's Blues 
  • Bewitched 
  • Big Nick 
  • Black Coffee 
  • Fall 
  • Blue In Green 
  • The Blue Room 
  • Young At Heart 
  • Blue Train (Blue Trane) 
  • Bluesette 
  • Body And Soul 
  • Boplicity (Be Bop Lives) 
  • But Beautiful 
  • Byrd Like 
  • C'est Si Bon (It's So Good) 
  • Call Me Irresponsible 
  • Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 
  • Central Park West 
  • Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) 
  • Chelsea Bridge 
  • Cherokee (Indian Love Song) 
  • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White 
  • Chitlins Con Carne 
  • Come Sunday 
  • Como En Vietnam 
  • Confirmation 
  • Could It Be You 
  • Countdown 
  • Crescent 
  • D Natural Blues 
  • Daahoud 
  • Dancing On The Ceiling 
  • Darn that Dream 
  • Dearly Beloved 
  • Dedicated To You 
  • Dizzy Atmosphere 
  • Django 
  • Don't Blame Me 
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore 
  • Donna Lee 
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me 
  • Dreamsville 
  • Easter Parade 
  • Equinox 
  • Falling Grace 
  • Falling in Love With Love 
  • A Fine Romance 
  • 500 Miles High 
  • Footprints 
  • For All We Know 
  • (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons 
  • Four 
  • Four On Six 
  • Freddie Freeloader 
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You 
  • The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) 
  • God Bless' The Child 
  • Giant Steps 
  • Grand Central 
  • Groovin' High 
  • Half Nelson 
  • Have You Met Miss Jones? 
  • Heebie Jeebies 
  • Hello, Young Lovers 
  • Here's That Rainy Day 
  • How High The Moon 
  • How Insensitive (Insensatez) 
  • Hullo Bolinas 
  • I Can't Get Started With You 
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love 
  • I Could Write A Book 
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good 
  • I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart 
  • I Love Paris 
  • I Remember Clifford 
  • I Should Care 
  • I'll Never Smile Again 
  • I'll Remember April 
  • I'm All Smiles 
  • I'm Beginning to See the Light 
  • I'm Your Pal 
  • If You Never Come To Me (Inutil paisagem) 
  • Impressions 
  • In A Sentimental Mood 
  • In The Mood 
  • In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning 
  • The Inch Worm 
  • The Intrepid Fox 
  • Invitation 
  • Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) 
  • Isn't It Romantic? 
  • It Don't Mean a Thing (If it ain't got That Swing) 
  • It's Easy To Remember  
  • June In January 
  • Just One More Chance 
  • Lazy Bird 
  • Lazy River 
  • Like Someone In Love 
  • Limehouse Blues 
  • Little Boat 
  • Long Ago (and Far Away) 
  • Lonnie's Lament 
  • Look To The Sky 
  • Love Is The Sweetest Thing 
  • Lullaby Of Birdland 
  • Lush Life 
  • Maiden Voyage 
  • A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme) 
  • Meditation (Meditacao) 
  • Michelle 
  • Misty 
  • Moment's Notice 
  • Mood Indigo 
  • The Most Beautiful Girl In The World 
  • Mr. P.C. 
  • My Buddy 
  • My Favorite Things 
  • My Foolish Heart 
  • My Funny Valentine 
  • My One And Only Love 
  • My Romance 
  • My Shining Hour 
  • My Ship 
  • Mysterious Traveller 
  • Naima (Niema) 
  • Nardis 
  • Nefertiti 
  • Never Will I Marry 
  • Nica's Dream 
  • A Night In Tunisia 
  • Night Train 
  • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 
  • Oleo 
  • Once In Love With Amy 
  • One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So) 
  • Only Trust Your Heart 
  • Ornithology 
  • Out Of Nowhere 
  • P.S. I Love You 
  • Paper Doll 
  • Penthouse Serenade 
  • Prelude To A Kiss 
  • Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) 
  • Red Clay 
  • 'round Midnight 
  • Ruby, My Dear 
  • Satin Doll 
  • Scotch And Soda 
  • Scrapple From The Apple 
  • Seven Come Eleven 
  • Seven Steps to Heaven 
  • So Nice (Summer Samba) 
  • Solar 
  • Some Day My Prince Will Come 
  • Some Other Spring 
  • Some Skunk Funk 
  • Song For My Father 
  • The Song Is You 
  • Sophisticated Lady 
  • Standing On The Corner 
  • Stella By Starlight 
  • Stolen Moments 
  • A String of Pearls 
  • A Sunday Kind Of Love 
  • The Surrey With The Fringe On Top 
  • Take Five 
  • Take The 'A' Train 
  • Thanks For The Memory 
  • That's Amore (That's Love) 
  • There Is No Greater Love 
  • There Will Never Be Another You 
  • There'll Be Some Changes Made 
  • They Didn't Believe Me 
  • Thou Swell 
  • Tones For Joan's Bones 
  • Triste 
  • Tune Up 
  • Up Jumped Spring 
  • Valse Hot 
  • Wait Till You See Her 
  • Waltz For Debby 
  • Wave 
  • Well You Needn't (It's Over Now) 
  • When I Fall in Love 
  • When Sunny Gets Blue 
  • When You Wish Upon A Star 
  • Whispering 
  • Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl) 
  • Woodchopper's Ball 
  • The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise 
  • Blue Monk 
  • Twisted Blues 
  • Nuages 
  • Black Orpheus 
  • For Heaven's Sake 
  • Yesterday 
  • Tour De Force 
  • Yesterdays 
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 
  • You Are Too Beautiful 
  • You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me 
  • You Don't Know What Love Is 
  • You Took Advantage Of Me 
  • You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You 
  • Blues For Alice 
  • Silver Hollow 
  • Tell Me A Bedtime Story 
  • Beautiful Love 
  • Black Narcissus 
  • Blue Bossa 
  • Eighty One 
  • E.S.P. 
  • Gloria's Step 
  • I Mean You 
  • Little Waltz 
  • Pent Up House 
  • We'll Be Together Again 
  • Yes And No 
  • Freedom Jazz Dance 
  • Jordu 
  • Sea Journey 
  • The Star-Crossed Lovers 
  • Windows 
  • Woodyn' You 
  • Lady Sings The Blues 
  • Interplay 
  • Epistrophy 
  • Minority 
  • Recorda-Me 
  • Ecclusiastics 
  • Jump Monk 
  • Nostalgia In Times Square 
  • Peggy's Blue Skylight 
  • Pithecanthropus Erectus 
  • Pussy Cat Dues 
  • Reincarnation Of A Lovebird 
  • Ana Maria 
  • Juju 
  • Mahjong 
  • Miyako 
  • Night Dreamer 
  • Speak No Evil 
  • Virgo 
  • Witch Hunt 
  • Road Song 
  • Journey to Recife 
  • Lady Bird 

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  • 5

    Florence, OR
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  • December 13, 2011 Excellent

    I just started playing the tenor sax 3 years ago. After going through the begginer books. I purchased this and an now playing out of it and using it for instruction with my tutor, along with playing with a group. I live in a retirement community and the songs go...

    well with folks that reside.....great book!

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  • 4

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  • September 17, 2008 Real Book

    A huge collection of tunes with a large range of styles. Only annoying thing is the lack of a composer/performer index: you have to browse through each piece (in alphabetical order) to find out who wrote it. Study enough binding if you are only going to be using it...

    in the practise room.

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  • 4

    Oslo, Norway
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  • August 16, 2008 Great book!

    A great book! Really useful and easy to read.

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  • 5

    cincinnati, oh
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  • May 22, 2007 a must have for starting your own band

    This has been my most useful purchase yet. It is has been a GREAT tool for putting my own band together. This is all the music i will ever need for my gigs.

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  • 5

    Herschel Mikel
    Daytona Beach Florida
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  • February 13, 2007 Great book for any Jazz player

    This book is excellent. The chord changes in here are easier to read and there are more Jazz tunes in here than any other real book out.

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