Customer Reviews for The Ultimate Pop/Rock Fake Book - In C
Location: from Nova Scotia, Canada
October 23, 2012
The Ultimate Pop/Rock Fake Book
So far so good. Bought for beginner piano but also great for guitar.
16 of 32 people found this review helpful.
Location: from york england
December 11, 2011
the ultimate pop/rock fake book
this book is another winner.I have bought a total of 4 fake books this year and this one lives up to the same standard and quality of the rest. One has to think of the total cost if one had to buy all the sheet music! it contains. Will but more as and when they become available
35 of 65 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Phillip Island, Oz
October 23, 2011
100's of songs with melody and chords (by name, not chord boxes) noted, typically 1 or 2 songs per page (so no page flipping) and well indexed. Arranged alphabetically by song title in the book, indexed by title, recording artist and chronologically. A lot of great music, perfect for arranging for solo guitar for me but will be used for years to come. A bargain for so many songs, a big book, spiral bound and quality paper.
29 of 75 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Culver City ,California
September 9, 2011
The Ultimate Fake Book Pop Rock
Nice book with many songs that are not found in other books on the market. It's a lot of fun that lasts a long time. The chords let you do your own thing with each song. A real selling point for me is the spiral binding. It's too bad that most music books still have the old glued binding that keeps closing the pages as you are trying to play. Not so with this book.
30 of 75 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Sacramento, CA
August 30, 2011
Great value for the money. Nice arrangements. Love the spiral binding.
36 of 75 people found this review helpful.
Location: from NZ
January 28, 2009
A Must have!
This is a large version of Buskers Books which are no longer available.If you want a wide variety of songs through the years,this is one of them.All the fake books are excellent buying.
55 of 113 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Southern NJ
January 7, 2009
An excellent and comprehensive collection of POP Songs from the last 40-50 years and a real value when compared to the cost of individual sheet music.
39 of 72 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Maine
December 18, 2008
Great mix of great hits
I was very pleaed with the beginner title, it is really in my opion a early intermeidate but a beginner certainly will have fun with the book and the varity songs. There is not enough time in the week to play them all.
28 of 66 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Lisbon, Portugal
August 24, 2008
Title is a little exagerated
I would not consider this book as the ultimate pop rock fake book because it is lacking in some very popular titles like La Isla Bonit, from Madonna, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Money, Shine on you Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd and other recent titles by distinguished artists. I own the book, yet it is a little limiting.
39 of 69 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Vancouver, Canada
June 13, 2008
Great for Gatherings!
Just got this book yday, and I Love it!!! Sooo many songs that I know from folk to modern pop. Perfect for those gatherings when people can gather around and sing! All you need is a good chord diagram and play! The lyric and melody part helps greatly to remember the song and sing along too! Not for those who want to learn the complete song in guitar, but good for those who just wants to be able to strum chords and sing along.
34 of 61 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Philippines
May 15, 2008
Value for money
I didn't realize it's a BIG book. But I think worth every money I paid for it. So many songs!
15 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Maasbree, the Netherlands
May 9, 2008
A very convenient tool!
I would really recommend this book. It's quite accurate, it's great value for money, and anyone in need of decent (new?) repertoire should keep this handy. Works great for educational purposes as well. Maybe more of some main musical themes could have ben transcribed in the charts as well, but all in all, it's a great book to have!
15 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Minneapolis
March 19, 2008
No chord display
I know it's my own fault...but I don't read music, I am self taught and I need the cord displyed on each page to make it a little eaiser on more difficult chords. Otherwise I am sure for most its fine! Don
13 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Basingstoke, England
January 19, 2008
I found this book very good, I can't stop finding songs to play, excellent value for money. bought 3, one for my keyboard/guitar teacher and a fellow pupil. all very pleased. Very quick delivery.
13 of 27 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Riverside CA
November 26, 2007
All On One Page
This book is a step above a lot of other compilations in that it does not require any page turning in the middle of a tune. Some songs only require a couple lines, others the whole two facing pages, but I haven't found anything missing. A wide variety of music. A great investment.
17 of 32 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Sweden
September 4, 2007
The most Pop and Rock music for the least money
I like to keep up with what is popular and this gives me a good insight in to what I should play when entertaining.
14 of 27 people found this review helpful.
Location: from victorville ca
September 1, 2007
This book is so FUN to play! I LOVE IT!!!!!!
13 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Port Richey Florida
August 23, 2007
Great Music Source
The Ultimate Pop/Rock Fake Book has a great selection of song. As a professional entertainer the book actually becomes a useful tool. Having the lyrics and basic musicial notation and chord symbols allows me to rewrite my song selections quickly cutting down on valuable time.
20 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Port Coquitlam, BC
July 9, 2007
As a singer, this book has so many great songs! This book in terms of difficulty: alot of the songs are harder songs to sing. Overall the book is really awesome :) :) :) Love iT!
16 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Location: from canada
April 5, 2007
The songs are sketches of what should be played. Adding more advanced chords makes the tunes come to life, for example try minor 9ths instead of minor 7ths, Of couse you can voice a Am9 as a Cmajor7th and have the bass player add the root A.
12 of 26 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Los Angeles, CA
March 27, 2007
This Book Is Fabulous!
This book is great! I love it!
14 of 26 people found this review helpful.
STAYCAY!! aka spiffmeister
Location: from dayton, washington
October 13, 2006
This book helps me to learn and how fun is it that your not playing boring concert music, yes, you know what your playing and that makes it a lot easier... this book will be passed down for generations!
17 of 28 people found this review helpful.
April 18, 2006
Fun and Easy
AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!! This Book Rocks!!!!!!!!!
15 of 27 people found this review helpful.
Location: from north Carolina
March 28, 2006
Better than I expected
There are so many song that I know in this book, if nothing else it is just fun to play; it is always on my music stand now
15 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Rock star wanna be
Location: from Orange County, Ca
March 27, 2005
Excellent for Beginners
If you are just starting out and are tired of playing the same old folk tunes in music books that generations have long forgotten (rightly so) then you must have this book. I have spent hundreds of hours learning these songs and then figuring our improvisations which have seriously advanced my skills from novice to "hey-I-can play-this-for-others."
15 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Southwest Harbor, ME
February 26, 2005
I bought this book from Sheetmusic Plus about a month ago, and it has become one of my favorites. There are lots of great songs in the collection, and I discover new titles all the time. The type-set is clear and easy to read. I really like the fake-book format which enable me to compose my own arrangements. This is definitely an excellent resource for anyone wanting quick and accurate access to hundreds of great songs!
17 of 29 people found this review helpful.