B-flat Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords - Difficulty: medium
B-flat Edition. Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Jazz and Standards. Fakebook. Vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 447 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240080).
Item Number: HL.240080
ISBN 0881889806. With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. Jazz and Standards. 9x12 inches.
The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book includes: * More than 625 songs important to every jazz library * Carefully chosen chords with some common practice chord substitutions * Lyrics to accommodate vocalists * Easy-to-read music typography * Composer and performer indexes. The selection of songs in The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book is a result of an exhaustive effort to represent the many styles of music that make up that beloved idiom we call jazz. The styles found in this collection include: traditional, swing, bebop, Latin/bossa nova, hard bop/modern jazz and Tin Pan Alley standards/show tunes. More than 625 songs including: Ain't Misbehavin' * All the Things You Are * Au Privave * Autumn Leaves * Bag's Groove * Basin Street Blues * Bewitched * Birdland * Body and Soul * Cherokee * Cry Me a River * Darn That Dream * Desafinado * Django * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * A Foggy Day * The Girl from Ipanema * Here's That Rainy Day * I Can't Get Started * I Concentrate on You * Little Boat * Love for Sale * Love Walked In * Lullaby of Birdland * Milestones * Moonglow * More * My Foolish Heart * A Night in Tunisia * Ornithology * People * The Preacher * 'Round Midnight * Saint Thomas * Satin Doll * Sentimental Journey * Solar * Someday My Prince Will Come * Song for My Father * Strange Fruit * Take the 'A' Train * Waltz for Debby * What a Diff'rence a Day Made * Work Song * Yardbird Suite * and many, many more! Spanning m ore than nine decades of music, The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book fills a void for many musicians whose active repertoires could not possibly include this vast collection of classic jazz compositions and durable songs.
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.