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Fake Books (NOT specifically for harmonica)- A "fake" book contains songs written in a format that includes only the melody and chords which can be used and read by all instruments. This allows you to interpret the song's performance as you feel is appropriate. You must be able to read standard music and chord notation to use "Fake" books. 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 see "fake" books containing 500 or more songs."

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The Easy Christmas Fake Book - "The latest addition to our popular Easy Fake Book series, which features large, easy-to-read notation, simplified harmonies and melodies, lyrics, and all songs in the key of C. This Christmas collection includes: Away in a Manger, The Chipmunk Song, The Christmas Song, Deck the Hall, Do They Know It's Christmas?, Feliz Navidad, Frosty the Snow Man, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Joy to the World, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Silent Night, Silver Bells, and more."
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Bob Dylan: The Definitive Dylan Songbook - "The complete songbook from the greatest singer/songwriter of all time! Now with every song together in one giant volume, the ultimate Dylan songbook features over 329 tunes including all of his greatest hits as well as his lesser-known work. With melody line, chord symbols and full lyrics."
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The Elvis Fake Book - "Includes melody lines, lyrics and chord symbols for 200 songs recorded by the King of Rock N' Roll: All Shook Up, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Blue Christmas, Can't Help Falling in Love, Girls! Girls! Girls!, I'll Be Home on Christmas Day, Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, Suspicious Minds, Viva Las Vegas, and many more! For piano, voice, guitar and all C instruments."
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The Best Of The '50s & '60s - "100 songs including: Apache * Book Of Love * Duke Of Earl * Goodnight, It's Time To Go * Johnny B. Goode * I'm A Man * Mabellene * Silhouettes * Sincerely * Surfin' U.S.A. * Tell It Like It Is * and more."
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'80s & '90s Rock - "62 terrific rock songs, all in a handy paperback! Includes: Addicted to Love * Almost Paradise * Barely Breathing * Building a Mystery * Candle in the Wind 1997 * Careless Whisper * Change the World * Counting Blue Cars * Don't Speak * Fast Car * Fields of Gold * Girlfriend * Give Me One Reason * Gloria, and more."
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The Blues Fake Book- "The most comprehensive single-volume blues publication ever, with songs spanning the entire history of the genre. Every major blues artist is well-represented, including Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Billie Holiday, Leadbelly, Alberta Hunter, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bessie Smith, Sonny Boy Williamson, and scores of others."
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The Ultimate Country Fake Book - 4th Edition - "This 4th edition includes even more of your favorite country hits - over 700 songs by country superstars of yesterday and today!"
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The Folksong Fake Book - C Edition - "The ultimate collection of over 1,000 folksongs perfect for performers, school teachers, and hobbyists. This book includes a huge variety of songs spanning hundreds of years and originating from America, England, Canada, Britain, Scotland, Ireland, and other countries. It includes all styles of folk music, including spirituals, cowboy songs, sea chanteys, work songs, children's songs, love ballads, protest songs, and more."
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The Hal Leonard Real Jazz Standards Fake Book - B Flat Edition - "This magnificent compilation contains the melody lines, lyrics and chords for more than 240 jazz standards in authentic, easy-to-read, hand-written engravings. This unique collection features not only the original harmony, but also an alternate harmonization reflecting common practice by many jazz artists, so musicians can choose to play the traditional version of the song, a hipper version, or a combination of the two!"
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The Hal Leonard Real Jazz Fake Book - C Edition - "A unique, comprehensive collection of jazz material in a wide range of styles, with no song duplication from The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book. Includes: * Over 500 songs in all jazz styles, including standards, bebop, Latin, fusion, etc."
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The Ultimate Broadway Fake Book - "Over 720 songs from over 240 Broadway shows! Recently revised to include hits from Martin Guerre, Rent, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Sunset Boulevard, Victor/Victoria, and more! This is the definitive collection of Broadway music."
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The Disney Fake Book (2nd Ed.) - "This sensational second edition has been updated with music from all of the Disney hits of the last five years, such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan and Toy Story I and II. Features melody lines, lyrics and chord symbols for more than 240 beloved songs."

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