You are being redirectedRecently, a friend told me about an app that has made teaching and practicing jazz significantly easier for him. This cool little app is called iRealbook. There are hundreds of chord charts of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian tunes. You can transpose the charts into other keys easily. You can work on improvisation, walking bass lines, scale and arpeggio exercises to an accompaniment, all with your iPhone. It is a great, portable way to carry many practice tools with you.
The Real Book…on your iPhone?
Say goodbye to multiple 3 ring binders, suitcases full of books, and time wasted trying to find that song that you need. All of your music at your fingertips, in real time, on any gig. Designed by gigging musicians for gigging musicians, iGigBook features a powerful search engine that lets you instantly find the one song that you need among the thousands contained in your sheet music collection. Show up to any gig confident that when the tune is called, you'll have it ready while others fumble and flip through pages. Start typing in the name of a song and search results from over 70 books appear so that you can choose the best arrangement that you have available. Now is the perfect time to get your hands on the perfect jam session tool and the only app that allows you to find in seconds that needle in a haystack tune buried deep inside your vast sheet music collection. Got questions?
Practice makes perfect. It simulates a real-sounding band that can accompany you as you practice. The app also lets you create and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference. Now every aspiring musician has a backup band in their pocket. I have been using this app for several years now. The online community is amazing.
Music Book & Backing Tracks
Print Thread. Joined: May I wanted to buy RealBooks for my iPad for live use of digital charts, but all the apps I could find state eventually, toward the bottom of the sales pitch that they no longer have actual sheet music available and that you have to load your own. I'm having difficulty finding the best way of doing that. I did a search and found a discussion about fake books but not the digital options. First, I'd like to know what reader apps you forum dwellers recommend, and second, how do you get it loaded with fake books? Does ordering them through Amazon for your Kindle and then transmitting it to your iPad actually work?