The Ultimate Broadway Fake Book - 5th Edition by Various. For Piano/Keyboard, C Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Broadway. Difficulty: easy-medium. Fakebook (spiral bound). Vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 872 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240046).
ISBN 9780793582594. With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. Broadway. 9x12 inches.
This fifth edition has been completely revised and now includes over 820 standards from 260 shows. Perfect for professional gigging musicians or hobbyists who simply want all their favorites in one collection! Songs include: Ain't Misbehavin' • All I Ask of You • And All That Jazz • And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going • Another Op'nin', Another Show • Another Suitcase in Another Hall • At the Ballet • Any Dream Will Do • Beauty and the Beast • Before the Parade Passes By • Big Girls Don't Cry • Bring Him Home • Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad • Castle on a Cloud • A Change in Me • Circle of Life • Close Every Door to Me • The Color Purple • Comedy Tonight • Consider Yourself • Don't Cry for Me Argentina • Edelweiss • Footloose • Getting to Know You • Hakuna Matata • Heat Wave • Hello, Dolly! • I Wanna Be a Producer • I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today • If I Said I Loved You • The Impossible Dream (The Quest) • It Only Takes a Moment • The Light in the Piazza • Love Changes Everything • Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now • Mama Who Bore Me • Mamma Mia • Memory • My Junk • On My Own • People • Popular • Prepare Ye (The Way of the Lord) • Seasons of Love • Seventy Six Trombones • The Song That Goes like This • Springtime for Hitler • The Surrey with the Fringe on Top • There Is Nothin' like a Dame • Tomorrow • Transylvania Mania • Try to Remember • 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.