Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, C Instruments - Difficulty: easy-medium
Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Gospel. Fakebook (leadsheet notation). With vocal melody, lyrics, leadsheet notation and chord names. 152 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240169).
Item Number: HL.240169
ISBN 063402664X. With vocal melody, lyrics, leadsheet notation and chord names. Gospel. 9x12 inches.
A beginning fake book for players new to faking! This great collection contains over 100 favorite gospel songs all in the key of C. Each song features lyrics and simplified chords that remain true to each original tune, with large, easy-to-read music notation. Includes: Amazing Grace * At Calvary * Because He Lives * Blessed Assurance * Church in the Wildwood * Do Lord * Give Me That Old Time Religion * He Touched Me * Higher Ground * His Eye Is on the Sparrow * His Name Is Wonderful * How Great Thou Art * I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy * I Saw the Light * I'll Fly Away * In the Garden * Just a Closer Walk with Thee * Mansion over the Hilltop * More Than Wonderful * The Old Rugged Cross * Precious Lord, Take My Hand * Precious Memories * Put Your Hand in the Hand * Rock of Ages * Shall We Gather at the River? * Sweet By and By * Turn Your Radio On * Upon This Rock * When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder * Whispering Hope * Will the Circle Be Unbroken * Wings of a Dove * and dozens 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.