The Chicago Fake Book (C Edition). By Chicago. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar, C Instruments. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Pop Rock and Soft Rock. Difficulty: medium. Fake book (leadsheet notation). Leadsheet notation (includes melody line and chords) and lyrics. 232 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306125).
ISBN 0793570778. With leadsheet notation (includes melody line and chords) and lyrics. Pop Rock and Soft Rock. 9x12 inches.
This comprehensive collection essential for Chicago fans features 187 songs: 25 or 6 to 4 * Ain't It Blue * Anyway You Want Me * Baby What a Big Surprise * Beginnings * Colour My World * Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? * Feelin' Stronger Every Day * Free * Gone Long Gone * Hard Habit to Break * If You Leave Me Now * Just You 'N' Me * Make Me Smile * Now More Than Ever * Saturday in the Park * You're the Inspiration * many more. Fake book arrangements for piano, voice, guitar, electronic keyboards, and all 'C' instruments.
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.