Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Vocal, C Instruments - Difficulty: medium
C Edition. Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Traditional Pop and Vocal Standards. Fake book. With vocal melody, lyrics and chord names. 424 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240072).
Item Number: HL.240072
ISBN 9780881888799. 9x12 inches.
The Fake Book of the World's Favorite Songs - 4th Edition is a must-own collection of more than 735 songs arranged with melody line, lyrics and guitar chord frames. It features a wide variety of songs, including singalongs, Christmas songs, classical themes, marches and patriotic songs, polkas, inspirational and sacred tunes, international folksongs, and many 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.