Guitar, C Instruments, Keyboard - Difficulty: easy-medium
Over 250 Great Songs of the Rock Era. By Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Classic Rock. Fakebook (spiral bound). With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 304 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240108).
Item Number: HL.240108
ISBN 0793578566. 9x12 inches.
An invaluable collection of over 250 of the best rock songs of all time, with nearly 70 new songs added for this spectacular 2nd Edition! For piano, voice, guitar and all C instruments, this fake book includes melody, lyrics and chords. Songs include Another One Bites the Dust, I Shot the Sheriff, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and lots more! Features two tables of contents: one by artist, and one alphabetical by song title.
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.