Guitar, Piano, C Instruments, Keyboard - Difficulty: medium
6 inch. x 9 inch. C Edition. Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Standards and Pop. Fakebook (leadsheet notation; spiral bound). With vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, leadsheet notation and guitar chord chart. 816 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240027).
Item Number: HL.240027
ISBN 0634029053. 6x9 inches.
The revised edition of this incredible mini fake book includes more than 1,200 of the absolute best songs of all time! From jazz standards and Broadway blockbusters to country classics and pop chart-toppers, this book has the current and classic songs you seek all in one convenient collection. Includes And So It Goes, The Impossible Dream, Satin Doll and hundreds more! Features durable plastic-comb binding.
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.