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The Celtic Fake Book - C Edition. (C Edition). By Various. For Flute, Guitar, Oboe, Piano, Trombone. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Celtic. Difficulty: easy-medium. Fakebook (leadsheet notation). Vocal melody, lyrics, leadsheet notation and chord names. 256 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240153).
ISBN 0634017276. With vocal melody, lyrics, leadsheet notation and chord names. Celtic. 9x12 inches.
The popularity of Celtic music has soared over the last decade due to the resurgence of folk instruments, Celtic dancing, and Irish culture overall. This amazing collection assembles over 400 songs from Ireland, Scotland and Wales - complete with Gaelic lyrics where applicable - and a pronunciation guide. Titles include: Across the Western Ocean * Along with My Love I'll Go * Altar Isle O' the Sea * Auld Lang Syne * Avondale * The Band Played On * Barbara Allen * Blessing of the Road * The Blue Bells of Scotland * The Bonniest Lass * A Bunch of Thyme * The Chanty That Beguiled the Witch * Columbus Was an Irishman * Danny Boy * Duffy's Blunders * Erin! Oh Erin! * Father Murphy * Finnegan's Wake * The Galway Piper * The Girl I Left Behind Me * Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly * I Know Where I'm Goin' * Irish Rover * Loch Lomond * Molly Malone * My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean * My Wild Irish Rose * The Shores of Amerikay * The Sons of Liberty * That's an Irish Lullaby * When Irish Eyes Are Smiling * Who Threw the Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder * and hundreds more. Also includes many Irish popular songs as a bonus.
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.
A. B. Bride
April 2, 2007
Great for improvising!
My friend has this book, and we've played songs from it together. She's had it for a long time and gotten good use out of it, but still finds new songs in it. This book is great for people who like to find their own interpretation of a song instead...
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