Fakebook - the Real Book

Fakebook - the Real Book


Now on Summer Sale – All the tunes you need. In the pocket. All the time!

The Fakebook sheet music reader – thousands of pro musicians' gig go-to app! Accurate and transposable chord charts, PDF sheet music, ChordPro, ABC and lyrics; this app handles them all.

The Fakebook sheet music reader is preloaded with chord progressions for 1200 classic jazz standards from The Real Book ed 1,2,3,4,5... Instantly transpose the collection for Bb, Eb or F instruments, or transpose individual chord charts to suit the soloist or singer. Add your own songs, import PDF music files, sheet music, chord charts and lyrics from other formats. Include your precious original songbooks or fake sheets using the phone's camera, import photos or PDF music from the web. Add your own notes, marks and reminders – Fakebook lets you draw and annotate on all charts, regardless of format. Then share your songs using mail, Facebook, Bluetooth, Dropbox.

* Chord syntax, style and font like the original Real Books.
* Import and add PDF sheet music, images, lyrics and other formats – from web, sdcard, or camera.
* PDF batch import automates indexing and naming of common Real Book, Vocal Book and Gig Book collections.
* Import ChordPro songs with both chords and lyrics.
* Annotate on any song, freehand drawing on charts regardless of file format.
* Instant access to all music through search bar, chart browser and song list editor.
* Store and edit setlists, drag and drop to reorder.
* Over 1500 Spotify and YouTube links for the Real Book jazz standards.
* Search Spotify and YouTube for recordings of any song with a single click. * Adjust screen and font to suit the location, light or your eyes. Enlarge text up to 200% for easier sight-reading. Choose Real Book script, handwriting or easy to read sans serif fonts.
* Rotate screen as you like. Landscape format gives great overview - both on phones and tabs.
* Extremely compact (the app including 1200 songs, thousands of links and integrated PDF viewer is about 2.5 MB).
* Local storage, no Internet access needed.
* Low requirements on resources, no strange permissions.
* Direct links to real performances on Spotify and YouTube.
* Flexible setlist management, drag and drop in playlists.
* Full AirTurn (2 and 4 pedals) and PageFlip wireless pedal support. Programmable actions
* Live metronome, shows tempo without obscuring the music.

Note that PDF sheet music files are not included, but scripts for downloading, importing and indexing most common Real Books and Vocal Books are provided via a link in the app.

Recent changes:
1.8.1:
- Option to invert PDFs and images when using white text on black background.
- Improved handling of ChordPro format.

1.7.0:
- Automatic and manual backup.
- Improved PDF, image and iReal Pro import.

1.6.0:
- Increased PDF parser speed for Lollipop (Android 5) devices.

1.5.0:
- Key and pedal mapping. Choose scrolling, song, page, transpose or metronome.

1.4.0:
- Annotation, freehand drawing on all file types.

1.3.0:
- PDFB scripts (see http://www.skrivarna.com/p/fakebook.html)
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About Fakebook - the Real Book
Now on Summer Sale – All the tunes you need. In the pocket. All the time!

The Fakebook sheet music reader – thousands of pro musicians' gig go-to app! Accurate and transposable chord charts, PDF sheet music, ChordPro, ABC and lyrics; this app handles them all.

The Fakebook sheet music reader is preloaded with chord progressions for 1200 classic jazz standards from The Real Book ed 1,2,3,4,5... Instantly transpose the collection for Bb, Eb or F instruments, or transpose individual chord charts to suit the soloist or singer. Add your own songs, import PDF music files, sheet music, chord charts and lyrics from other formats. Include your precious original songbooks or fake sheets using the phone's camera, import photos or PDF music from the web. Add your own notes, marks and reminders – Fakebook lets you draw and annotate on all charts, regardless of format. Then share your songs using mail, Facebook, Bluetooth, Dropbox.

* Chord syntax, style and font like the original Real Books.
* Import and add PDF sheet music, images, lyrics and other formats – from web, sdcard, or camera.
* PDF batch import automates indexing and naming of common Real Book, Vocal Book and Gig Book collections.
* Import ChordPro songs with both chords and lyrics.
* Annotate on any song, freehand drawing on charts regardless of file format.
* Instant access to all music through search bar, chart browser and song list editor.
* Store and edit setlists, drag and drop to reorder.
* Over 1500 Spotify and YouTube links for the Real Book jazz standards.
* Search Spotify and YouTube for recordings of any song with a single click. * Adjust screen and font to suit the location, light or your eyes. Enlarge text up to 200% for easier sight-reading. Choose Real Book script, handwriting or easy to read sans serif fonts.
* Rotate screen as you like. Landscape format gives great overview - both on phones and tabs.
* Extremely compact (the app including 1200 songs, thousands of links and integrated PDF viewer is about 2.5 MB).
* Local storage, no Internet access needed.
* Low requirements on resources, no strange permissions.
* Direct links to real performances on Spotify and YouTube.
* Flexible setlist management, drag and drop in playlists.
* Full AirTurn (2 and 4 pedals) and PageFlip wireless pedal support. Programmable actions
* Live metronome, shows tempo without obscuring the music.

Note that PDF sheet music files are not included, but scripts for downloading, importing and indexing most common Real Books and Vocal Books are provided via a link in the app.

Recent changes:
1.8.1:
- Option to invert PDFs and images when using white text on black background.
- Improved handling of ChordPro format.

1.7.0:
- Automatic and manual backup.
- Improved PDF, image and iReal Pro import.

1.6.0:
- Increased PDF parser speed for Lollipop (Android 5) devices.

1.5.0:
- Key and pedal mapping. Choose scrolling, song, page, transpose or metronome.

1.4.0:
- Annotation, freehand drawing on all file types.

1.3.0:
- PDFB scripts (see http://www.skrivarna.com/p/fakebook.html)

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 11, 2015
Handy! Handy!
A Google User
Jul 10, 2015
Excellent app! Reported a bug with PDF imports on a previous version and the developer responded immediately. Latest version has corrected the buggy behavior. Rating goes up from 4 to 5 stars. This is exactly what I need.
A Google User
Jun 5, 2015
Problems with pdf Spent a long time importing pdf then discovered first third of pdf (realbook) missing. For chords already have ireal pro so no use to me. Annoyed there is so little help info
A Google User
May 14, 2015
This app is one of the reasons I got a tablet... And so far very pleased with the possibilities, but I have a long way to go: lots of my own songs to get onto it aswell as standards and classical. One thing that would make it even better, would be options for dealing with multi page songs better: I would suggest the ability to display 2 pages in landscape mode, plus smooth scrolling between pages (take a look at the way OliveTree bible study does this for a good example. Anyway...I'm getting ahead of myself. I am mainly really grateful this app exists and is very reasonably priced unlike some others that seem less stable etc. So thanks to the developer.
A Google User
May 13, 2015
No fast scrolling on tablet Tablet is missing thumb scroll functionality, which is on phone version. Please fix!
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