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Re: What does Bb mean in regards to a fakebook?

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Posted by Toby Meyer on March 14, 2001 at 06:01:34:

In Reply to: What does Bb mean in regards to a fakebook? posted by Mork on March 14, 2001 at 05:45:03:

: The guitarrist I play with bought a fakebook and now he wants me to get one that holds the same tunes but for bass. And I found one called The Ultimate Fake Book - Third Edition (Bb version) Which is the same book as he got, but it's a Bb..whatever that means. Does Bb mean bass???

: Allso, any suggestions to good fakebooks with mixed songs (the more tunes per book the better) let me know.

: /Mork

The Bb means that this fake book is transcripted for instruments that are tuned in Bb. If such a instrument plays a C it sounds like the Bb on a piano or bass. So if you want to play a Eb minor blues on your Bass, intruments that are tuned in Bb like tenor saxophones or some trumpets have to play a F minor blues.
This fake book in Bb is the same as the fake book in C (for piano, bass, guitar...) but all notes and chords are transposed up 2 half-tones.
Hope this helps...

Toby Meyer

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