Melody/Lyrics/Chords Guitar, Piano, C Instruments - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Gospel and Worship. Fake book. With vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord chart. 295 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240136).
ISBN 9780634004247. UPC: 073999437188. 9x12 inches. Published by Word Music and Hal Leonard Corporation.
This excellent resource for Gospel titles features 449 songs, including: Amazing Grace • At the Cross • Because He Lives • Behold the Lamb • Blessed Assurance • Church in the Wildwood • The Day He Wore My Crown • Give Me That Old Time Religion • He Looked Beyond My Fault • He Touched Me • Heavenly Sunlight • His Eye Is on the Sparrow • Holy Ground • How Great Thou Art • I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy • I Saw the Light • I'd Rather Have Jesus • In the Garden • Joshua (Fit the Battle of Jericho) • Just a Little Talk with Jesus • Lord, I'm Coming Home • Midnight Cry • Morning Has Broken • My Tribute • Near the Cross • The Old Rugged Cross • Precious Memories • Rock of Ages • Shall We Gather at the River? • There Is Power in the Blood • We Shall Wear a Crown • What a Friend We Have in Jesus • 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.