C Instruments - Difficulty: easy-medium to medium
An Essential Tool for Worship Leaders, Praise Bands and Singers!. Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Worship. Fakebook (spiral bound). With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 432 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240234).
Item Number: HL.240234
ISBN 0634063111. 9x12 inches.
We proudly present this collection of more than 400 praise & worship songs, from classic standards to the best current titles by top worship leaders such as Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown, Don Moen, Matt Redman, Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin and Darlene Zschech. With great arrangements for all C instruments, this fake book is an invaluable resource for musicians from hobbyists to pros. It features instructions for using a fake book, a helpful Guitar Chord Guide, and two indexes: one alphabetical by song title, and the other by song key, which makes creating medleys a breeze. The notation is larger than in most standard fake books for ease of reading. By improvising with the chord symbols, players can fake their own arrangements of the songs, and many selections include suggestions for vocal harmonies in cue notes. Songs include Awesome God, He Is Exalted, You're Worthy of My Praise and scores more. Comb-bound for ease of use.
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.