Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, C Instruments - Difficulty: easy-medium
By Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Oldies, Rock 'n' Roll, 1950s and 1960s. Fakebook. Vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 280 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240167).
Item Number: HL.240167
ISBN 0634026100. With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. Oldies, Rock 'n' Roll, 1950s and 1960s. 9.75x12 inches.
This fantastic new fake book for all C instruments features melody lines, lyrics and chords for more than 350 great songs from 1954 to 1964, including Can't Help Falling in Love, Leader of the Pack, Shout and more. Includes an artist index, and contents listing 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.