Fake Book Song Index
If you examine the Fake Book section pages, you notice that most books include a link that takes you to the table of contents for that book. By combining many of those individual book contents, I created a master index of all the songs from 50 individual fake books.
Click on any of the letters shown on the left side of this page to see a list of all the songs that begin with that letter. Each song title is accompanied by a list of the Fake Books that song appears in. Fake Book titles are, of course, abbreviated. The list of all the books and their abbreviations are found under the "Book List" button.
Although I tried to be as careful as possible, there were over 12,140 songs in the cumulative index of those 50 books and, although I own most, I don't own all the books. I have no doubt that there will be mistakes here and there. If anyone finds an error, feel free to e-mail me and I will correct the entry.
While these pages are useful for looking up a particular song, you may prefer to download all of this information and just print it out to create your own hard copy version. I have done that by putting the information into a Microsoft Word document. The full alphabetical index is 121 pages long with songs listed in two columns on each page. You can download that Microsoft Word file in a zipped format by clicking on this link: MSIndex50.doc.zip. You can also get an rtf version in zipped format: MSIndex50.rtf.zip.
Peter's Fake Book Song Index
[Although not directly related to the song index shown in these pages, which generally includes only US fake books, Peter has produced his own song index including US and Busker fake books as well as Piano books. It is available below as well as on Peter's Gig Disk page. - Joe W]
(Jan 10, 2017 last update) I'm sharing my MS Excel spreadsheet song index 2017-01-10. It contains three fields: Book Title, Song Title and Format of staves. (Formats are 1, 2, or 3 staffs -- 1 staff is usually a fake book, 2 and 3 staffs are usually a piano book.) The indexes in my simple spreadsheet are in text format so they are searchable by typing CTRL-F and a part of the song title or book you are looking for. You can also use a filter to see for example only the songs of a particular book. There are now two extra tabs called Indexed books and New since last update! I added the last tab since there are people who want to customize my spreadsheet to their own preferences. With this extra tab you can easily filter the latest additions to my index and use them in your own database.
Today, the spreadsheet contains 400 books resulting in an index of more than 31,500 songs.
I created this spreadsheet over the years by adding indexes of fake books and piano books that I found interesting enough. This index differs from others already available on the PSR Tutorial Forum or other sites.
It saves me a lot of time when searching for a song. My index contains duplicate song titles, which is on purpose. This way, you can sometimes find the same song in different formats and/or keys.
Peter (aka xeenix)