Quote: Katie1109 wrote in post #2
What is the "real book"?
Hi Katie 1109!
First off, WELCOME to the PB Guitar Forum! The Real Book can actually refer to a number of different volumes of "underground" books that contain lead sheets & chord charts for many Jazz Standards (there are also versions for Rock & Country,,,but the original versions were created for Jazz). There are no royalties paid to the songwriters & musicians, so the book actually infringes on copyrights, making it technically illegal.
Having said this, you can purchase & download the book online. Check out pretty much any jazz ensemble (of any level: Beginning to Professional) and you will
find a Real Book!