Best of Contemporary Christian (Over 400 Songs). Composed by Various. For C Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Contemporary Christian. Difficulty: easy-medium. Fakebook (spiral bound). Chord names, vocal melody and lyrics. 583 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240152).
ISBN 0634015907. With chord names, vocal melody and lyrics. Contemporary Christian. 9x12 inches.
This great fake book contains over 400 contemporary Christian songs, ranging from the standards to today's current hits. Artists represented include Avalon, Steven Curtis Chapman, DC Talk, Amy Grant, Jars of Clay, Crystal Lewis, Sandi Patty, Petra, Point of Grace, Rebecca St. James, Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez, and more! Songs include Abba (Father), El Shaddai, I Could Sing of Your Love Forever 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.