The Ultimate Rock Guitar Fake Book - 2nd Edition (200 Songs Authentically Transcribed for Guitar in Notes & Tab!). By Various. For Guitar, Melody/Lyrics/Chords. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Difficulty: easy-medium. Fake book (spiral bound). Guitar chord diagrams, vocal melody and guitar tablature (of vocal melody only). 576 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240070).
ISBN 0881889784. With guitar chord diagrams, vocal melody and guitar tablature (of vocal melody only). 9x12 inches.
This updated edition features a fresh selection of the greatest rock songs of all time so you can have every classic at your fingertips! Includes melody, lyrics and chord diagrams, plus authentically transcribed guitar parts in notes & tab for 200 must-have tunes: Against the Wind • All Right Now • Anarchy in the U.K. • Bark at the Moon • Barracuda • Brown Eyed Girl • Cheap Sunglasses • Clocks • Complicated • Detroit Rock City • Evil Ways • Fortunate Son • Hot Blooded • Jack and Diane • Livin' on a Prayer • Mony, Mony • More Than Words • Photograph • Pour Some Sugar on Me • Refugee • Rock You Like a Hurricane • Should I Stay or Should I Go • Smells Like Teen Spirit • Smooth • The Space Between • Summer of '69 • Take Me to the River • Thriller • Tush • What a Fool Believes • White Wedding • Ziggy Stardust • and scores 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.