Piano/Keyboard, C Instruments, Melody/Lyrics/Chords - Difficulty: easy-medium
C Instruments. By Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Country. Fakebook (spiral bound, softcover). With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 568 pages. Published by (HL.240049).
Item Number: HL.240049
ISBN 0881882607. 9x12 inches.
This fifth edition includes even more of your favorite country hits Ð over 700 songs by country superstars of yesterday and today! Also features a glossary of guitar chord frames, alphabetical and artist indexes, and plastic-comb binding.
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.