Piano/Keyboard, C Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords - Difficulty: easy-medium to medium
C Edition. Composed by Various. This edition: C edition. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Jazz. Fakebook (spiral bound). With vocal melody, lyrics (on most songs) and chord names. 447 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240018).
Item Number: HL.240018
ISBN 0793520053. With vocal melody, lyrics (on most songs) and chord names. Jazz. 6x9 inches.
625 songs spanning nine decades of music! Includes music from all jazz genres: traditional, swing, bebop, Latin, modern, standards, and more! Songs include All the Things You Are, Donna Lee, 'Round Midnight and many 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.