Piano/Keyboard, C Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords - Difficulty: easy-medium
C Edition. Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Pop, Standards, Rock, Broadway and Movies. Fakebook (spiral bound). With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 856 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240017).
Item Number: HL.240017
ISBN 0793585007. 6x9 inches.
The latest edition of this fake book is truly the Best Ever! It contains more than 1,000 huge hits, all in a convenient-for-gigs 6 inch. x 9 inch. size! Includes the melody lines, lyrics and chords for: Against All Odds * Amazed * At the Hop * Autumn Leaves * The Birth of the Blues * Bohemian Rhapsody * Cabaret * California Girls * Centerfold * Chariots of Fire * Colors of the Wind * Crazy * Dust in the Wind * Earth Angel * Eleanor Rigby * Fever * Fire and Rain * From a Distance * Hello, Dolly! * Hey Jude * I Am Woman * Imagine * Joy to the World * Kansas City * The Keeper of the Stars * La Bamba * Lady in Red * Linus and Lucy * Longer * Me and Bobby McGee * Mickey Mouse March * Misty * More * More Than Words * Oye Como Va * Peggy Sue * The Rainbow Connection * Respect * Route 66 * Shout * Spanish Eyes * Stormy Weather * Take Five * Thriller * Time in a Bottle * Unchained Melody * Wave * The Way We Were * Y.M.C.A. * You've Got a Friend * 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.