Guitar, Piano, Keyboard - Difficulty: easy-medium
Arranged by Alexander Citron. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Vocal Standards and Pop. Fakebook (leadsheet notation). With vocal melody, lyrics, leadsheet notation and chord names. 158 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.240112).
Item Number: HL.240112
ISBN 0793585031. 9x12 inches.
An entry-level fake book! This book features larger-than-most fake book notation with simplified harmonies and melodies - and all songs are in the key of C. An introduction addresses basic instruction in playing from a fake book. Includes over 100 songs, including: Ain't Misbehavin' * All the Things You Are * America the Beautiful * Beauty and the Beast * Bewitched * Blueberry Hill * Can't Help Falling in Love * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Edelweiss * Getting to Know You * Heart and Soul * It Only Takes a Moment * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Let It Be * Love Me Tender * Maria * Mood Indigo * Satin Doll * Somewhere Out There * Try to Remember * When the Saints Go Marching In * Young at Heart * and 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.