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The Celtic Fake Book (Fake Books) C Edition
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2004
Format: Plastic CombVerified Purchase
I just got this book and I can't believe how many songs there are. They are also listed by their nationality (Irish, Scottish, Welsh). I play a little guitar and I was looking for an Irish song book I could just play the chords with. This book has simple chord charts in the back and tells you which to play during the song. It doesn't give any type of strumming pattern, which would be helpful for me the beginner, it shows just the melody notations. Being in the SCA, it's nice to have so many traditional songs at my fingertips. It also DOES give a few instrumental pieces, the ubiquitous "Irish Washerwoman" being one of them. I would have liked to have seen a little bit about each song, although I know this is not a history book, but would have settled for a general time frame each song was created in. Other than that, a wonderful resource.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2006
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This book is one of the best. I have many, but I always return to this one when I want to play for fun. I play the accordion, and the guitar cords allow me to make music out of the simple melody. It's a great choice, with many songs I never knew existed before I bought this book, and I heard a few.

Warmly recommended!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2007
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It is a very nice book containing over 400 tunes and songs from Ireland Scotland and Wales. I particularly liked the Hebrides folksongs section, as I have recently listened to some of them and I liked them very much. The book contains sheet music in simple form and simple chords even for someone who is still a beginner in music studies.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2004
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This is a great fake book. I play the harp and have found this book extremely useful. It has many pieces of music that I simply couldn't find anywhere else! As far as fake books go (and I own a number of them), this is one of the very best.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2002
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This book looks great if you're wanting Celtic "songs" to sing. You know, like "My Wild Irish Rose" or "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean." I actually was looking for instrumental music like is heard in Celtic sessions with fiddles, etc... There are a few of those, but not very many so only get the book if you want mostly songs to sing. If you want fiddle tunes, I'd recommend "The Fiddler's Fakebook."
There is an alphabetical index as well as an index by country. I use it mostly as a reference.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2007
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A fun resource of Celtic-style music to have at your fingertips, with Irish, Scots, and Welsh melodies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2013
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For those of you that can't figure it out on your own, of which I am one of them, since I bought the book. The songs are simple and all have the same chord changes. But everyone loves Celtic music!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2009
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I play in a Group called " Celtic Ties " and this book will fill a lot of our needs . Each of us have one and all find music in the same key this way .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2013
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First off, I play a 12-string acoustic electric and am more of a strummer than a picker. Due to some hand injuries, I am limited in the keys I can play, so bar chords are out and reaching to play some of the more difficult chords is simply not going to happen. I play mostly, in the major chords like G, C and D. I love Celtic music, but playing it was near impossible until I found this most excellent Fake Book. I can now easily play the songs I enjoy listening too. So if you're like me, have a limited chord repertoire and love celtic music, then this is the book for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2013
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This was just what I needed to jump-start my folk harp repertoire. It's a great starting point for custom arranging traditional music, much easier than trying to adapt piano music.
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