The Best Fake Book Ever - Bb 2nd Edition (B-flat Edition). Composed by Various. For B-flat Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Pop, Jazz, Rock, Broadway and Movies. Difficulty: easy-medium. Fakebook (leadsheet notation). Leadsheet notation and chord names. 864 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240083).
ISBN 0793585457. With leadsheet notation and chord names. Pop, Jazz, Rock, Broadway and Movies. 9x12 inches.
Another excellent selection of songs compiled into one convenient fake book! Recently revised to include 435 new songs - for a total of 1075 songs! Features: Guitar chord frames * Plastic-comb binding * Index by musical category - big band, Broadway, Christmas/inspirational, college, country, Hawaiian/Polynesian, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80's and '90s, singalongs/special request & novelty tunes, standards, blues/Dixieland/jazz, Latin rhythms, polkas, and songs in 3/4 time. Song highlights include: All My Loving * American Pie * And I Love You So * At the Hop * Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) * Barbara Ann * The Birth of the Blues * Bohemian Rhapsody * Born Free * The Boy From New York City * Cabaret * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Candle in the Wind * Chariots of Fire * Colors of the Wind * Crazy * Crocodile Rock * Do You Know the Way to San Jose * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Dust in the Wind * Fever * Fire and Rain * (Meet) the Flintstones * Forrest Gump - Main Title (Feather Theme) * Free Bird * From a Distance * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) * Hello, Dolly! * Hey Jude * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * I Left My Heart in San Francisco * I Mean You * I Write the Songs * If I Were a Bell * Imagine * Kansas City * The Keeper of the Stars * King of the Road * Longer * The Man That Got Away * Me and Bobby McGee * Michelle * Mickey Mouse March * Misty * More (Ti Guardero' Nel Cuore) * Peggy Sue * The Power of Love * The Rainbow Connection * Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head * Route 66 * Ruby Baby * Sentimental Journey * Somebody * Somewhere in Time * Somewhere, My Love (Lara's Theme) * Song Sung Blue * Spanish Eyes * Spinning Wheel * Star Dust * Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) * Take Five * Take the inch.A inch. Train * Unchained Melody * Wave * The Way We Were * We Are the Champions * We Will Rock You * What a Wonderful World * What the World Needs Now Is Love * Wooly Bully * Y.M.C.A. * You Don't Bring Me Flowers * You're So Vain * You've Got a Friend * Your Song * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah * and hundreds 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.