The Swing Era - 1936-1947 by Various. For Guitar, Piano, C Instruments, Keyboard. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Swing. Difficulty: medium. Fakebook. Vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 248 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240073).
ISBN 0793556589. With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. Swing. 9x12 inches.
A great fake book with 200 songs, including: April in Paris * Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea * Bewitched * Candy * Caravan * Cherokee * Darn That Dream * A Fine Romance * Heart and Soul * I'll Be Seeing You * I'll Walk Alone * I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm * It's Only a Paper Moon * Marie * Moonlight in Vermont * My Funny Valentine * The Nearness of You * Pennies from Heaven * Prelude to a Kiss * Sentimental Journey * Stompin' at the Savoy * Stormy Weather * A String of Pearls * Take the A Train * Tuxedo Junction * You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To * 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.