B-flat Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords - Difficulty: easy-medium
B-flat Edition. Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Standards, Vocal Standards and Pop. Fake book (spiral bound, softcover). With lyrics, chord names and vocal melody. 816 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240026).
Item Number: HL.240026
ISBN 9780793529414. 9x12 inches.
This fake book is a cornerstone for many musicians' libraries. With over 1200 songs in all styles of music, this third edition has been updated to include even more great songs and recent hits. From jazz standards to Broadway blockbusters and country classics to pop chart-toppers, this book has the songs you're looking for all in one convenient collection. It is comb-bound with locked tabs to ensure long-lasting durability. Songs include Can't Help Falling in Love, The Impossible Dream, Piano Man 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.