The Bassist’s Fake Book

Hal Leonard, the world’s largest music print publisher, just released The Bassist’s Fake Book, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive collection of 250 popular songs in easy-to-read lead sheets.

The book features bass lines, chords, and lyrics for classic tunes from rock, pop, jazz, blues, and country genres. Aspiring and professional bassists alike will find a wealth of musical inspiration from songs by artists such as the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, James Brown, Joni Mitchell, and more.

Moreover, The Bassist’s Fake Book includes a helpful Bass Notation Legend and additional musical definitions. The spiral-bound format allows for easy page turns while playing.

“We are excited to offer this long-awaited resource for bass players,” says Jeff Schroedl, Executive Vice President at Hal Leonard. “The Bassist’s Fake Book is a must-have for any bassist’s library, whether you’re playing gigs, teaching lessons, or just jamming at home.”

The Bassist’s Fake Book retails for $49.99 and is now available from music and book stores or at

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard is the world’s largest provider of music publications and music instruction materials. In its catalog of more than one million titles available in print and digitally, Hal Leonard represents many of the world’s best-known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, and arrangers. Their global headquarters is in Milwaukee, WI, and their distribution and printing facilities are in Winona, MN. In addition, they have offices in San Francisco, Boston, and Austin, TX, as well as abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Italy, Switzerland, as well as in London and Bury St. Edmunds in the UK.