Guitar - Difficulty: medium
By Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Rock. Fakebook. With vocal melody, lyrics, guitar tablature (excerpts only) and chord names. 496 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240148).
Item Number: HL.240148
ISBN 0634011766. 9x12 inches.
This is the ultimate rock guitar collection! It features 200 classic and contemporary hits with melody, lyrics and chord frames, plus authentically transcribed guitar parts in notes and tablature! Songs include: All Day and All of the Night * American Woman * Angie * Another One Bites the Dust * Ballroom Blitz * Bang a Gong (Get It On) * Black Hole Sun * Blue on Black * Carry On Wayward Son * Centerfold * Change the World * Come Out and Play * Crazy Train * Cult of Personality * Don't Fear the Reaper * Double Vision * Dream On * Dust in the Wind * Every Breath You Take * The Freshmen * Give Me One Reason * Gloria * Heartache Tonight * Hey Joe * The House Is Rockin' * I Feel Fine * Iris * Iron Man * Layla * Learning to Fly * Little Sister * Money * My Generation * Nights in White Satin * Owner of a Lonely Heart * Paranoid * Patience * Piece of My Heart * Pride and Joy * Push * Revolution * Rhiannon * Roxanne * Semi-Charmed Life * Smoke on the Water * Something to Talk About * Suffragette City * Sultans of Swing * Susie Q * These Eyes * Twist and Shout * Two Princes * Welcome to the Jungle * Woman from Tokyo * Wonderwall * You Got It * 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.