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You will nearly always find a simple lead sheet melody line plus chords , some also have lyrics, and very few have tablature or instrument specific instructions. Some of these books are available in different versions for different keys but most are in C; Bb and Eb versions for the brass are also common. Most use the treble clef but there are some bass clef alto versions.
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A lead sheet or fake sheet is a form of musical notation that specifies the essential elements of a popular song : the melody , lyrics and harmony. The melody is written in modern Western music notation , the lyric is written as text below the staff and the harmony is specified with chord symbols above the staff. The lead sheet does not describe the chord voicings , voice leading , bass line or other aspects of the accompaniment. These are specified later by an arranger or improvised by the performers  , and are considered aspects of the arrangement or performance of a song, rather than a part of the song itself. A lead sheet may also specify an instrumental part or theme, if this is considered essential to the song's identity. For example, the opening guitar riff from Deep Purple 's " Smoke on the Water " is a part of the song; any performance of the song should include the guitar riff, and any imitation of that guitar riff is an imitation of the song. Thus the riff belongs on the lead sheet.
Scroll below to see some other great fake books Scott recommends and uses, but didn't produce himself. A lead sheet is a particular type of music notation where the left-hand part is represented by chord symbols opposed to traditional sheet notation which uses the bass clef and the right-hand part is shown notated in the treble clef, one note at a time. Most of these fake books contain the lyrics to the songs The Real Books does NOT as well as the treble clef and chords above each measure of the tune. Simply click on the image of the product to see a detailed description. You can check out the books before committing to buying them.
Piano, Vocal, Guitar sheet music. Composed by Various. Hal Leonard Fake Books. Fakebook spiral bound. With chord names, vocal melody and lyrics. Published by Hal Leonard HL. This must-own collection includes more than songs spanning all jazz styles from more than 9 decades - from traditional to swing to modern jazz, carefully chosen chords with common practice chord substitutions, lyrics to accomodate vocalists, easy-to-read music, and composer and performer indexes.
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There are over 12, songs in this aggregate index, which is compiled from the contents of the 50 U. Together, these books included 21, entries. As you'll see in the song index, many of the more popular songs are found in several books. However, over 8, songs are available in one, and only one , of the books listed below. The table lists the fake books included in index sorted by the abbreviations used in the alphabetical song indexes provided here. A shorter, 2-letter abbreviation is also shown.