I keep seeing mention of Fake Books in various posts, and just wanted to get a better idea of what they are.
In my guitar playing days, I bought a few books that I would call 'chord books', which have treble clef, sometimes bass clef, but always chord boxes
above the bar lines, showing where the chords change in relation to the lyrics; is this what is meant by a Fake Book? Or does it just mean a list of chord changes, like players stick to the floor at gigs?
This is the sort of book I mean: http://tinyurl.com/qhmbfqf
Any help or advice always appreciated