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The Real Book - C Edition
Sixth Edition
By Various

C Instruments - Difficulty: easy-medium to medium
Sixth Edition. By Various. 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.240221).

Item Number: HL.240221

ISBN 9780634060380. 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.

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

  • 5

    Malibu, CA
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  • January 02, 2012 Required Reading

    You can not be interested in playing jazz if you don't own The Real Book. Thousands of well-known jazz musisicians "grew-up" playing tunes from this book and finding their way through changes, and learning the essentials of jazz melody and harmony.

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  • 5

    york england
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  • September 10, 2011 The real book 6th edition

    This is a great book and easily read.I do not require the lyrics as I use it with the play along series,as jazz numbers.Highly recommended if you want the straight music script. with no frills and lyricsHighly recommended

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  • 5

    Southern California
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  • December 11, 2010 Know your fake books

    There are 15 or 20 fakebooks (with melodies and chords) and I think that I have all of them and have been using them for years. These Hal Leonard new real books are the best if you like a good selection of stardards and a good collection of jazz tunes...

    . The chords are much better than most other fake books and if you get all three volumes you get most of the tunes you would want. I have read most of the critical reviews and they are all by inexperenced muscians who don't know fake books. These are the best you can get for good chord progressions and lots of standards and jazz tunes.

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  • 4

    Al Haney, professional contemporary and historical musician
    West Texas
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  • April 12, 2010 lots of good standards

    Lots of great timeless song lead sheets in here. The large font size helps reading under less than perfect lighting conditions. There are double bar breaks between sections and some tunes even have partial bass lines. On the down side, I think I will eventually have to 3 hole ring...

    binder this because the plastic spiral is thin for the weight of the material.

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  • 1

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  • April 03, 2010 stay with the real real books

    the real real books may be harder to find, but it's very worth it. this new real book is missing a ton of songs (such as all blues which is on the 13th page of the old real book). Anything this book has is watered down . this book is...

    missing about 100 songs that are in the old real real book. Save your money to by a good old real real book

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