Questions tagged [the-real-book]

Questions related to *The Real Book,* a popular resource for transcriptions of standards.

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Where did "The Real Book" originally come from?

I saw my first copy of The Real Book when I was 15. The coolest, hippest, jazziest trumpet player I knew (he was 17 and knew who Miles Davis was) had a copy of this spiral-bound badge of savvy: a ...
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Ranges in the Real Vocal Book

The Real Book for vocalists comes in two versions: The Real Vocal Book for high voice or low voice. What are the actual vocal ranges appropriate for these transcriptions? The publisher’s descriptions ...