Guitar - Difficulty: easy-medium to medium
Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Christmas. Fake book. With vocal melody, lyrics, guitar tablature, chord names, guitar chord diagrams and strum and pick patterns. 189 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240053).
Item Number: HL.240053
ISBN 0793516633. With vocal melody, lyrics, guitar tablature, chord names, guitar chord diagrams and strum and pick patterns. Christmas. 9x12 inches.
Over 150 Christmas classics for guitar. Features: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), Frosty the Snow Man, Happy Holiday, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Jingle-Bell Rock, Suzy Snowflake * Tennessee Christmas and more. Includes standard notation and tablature, a chord diagram chart, and strum and picking patterns.
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.