Guitar, Piano, C Instruments, Keyboard - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Broadway. Fakebook (leadsheet notation). With vocal melody, lyrics, leadsheet notation, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 640 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240111).
Item Number: HL.240111
ISBN 0793582466. 6.7x10.5 inches.
This 5th edition has been updated to include over 800 Broadway standards in one incredibly convenient collection. Where else could you get so many gems in so little of a package? Song highlights include: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going • Any Dream Will Do • Beauty and the Beast • Big Spender • Close Every Door • Consider Yourself • Dancing Queen • Don't Cry for Me Argentina • Don't Rain On My Parade • Edelweiss • Find Your Grail • For Good • Getting to Know You • Good Morning Baltimore • Greased Lightnin' • Great Big Stuff • I Dreamed a Dream • I Wanna Be a Producer • Memory • The Phantom of the Opera • Popular • Seasons of Love • Seventy Six Trombones • The Sound of Music • Springtime for Hitler • Sun and Moon • The Surrey with the Fringe on Top • Tomorrow • Try to Remember • Unusual Way • What I Did f r Love • With One Look • Written in the Stars • Younger Than Springtime • 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.