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#115188 - 05/25/11 10:39 AM Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad
PhillyJazz Offline

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 413
Loc: Philly
I am waiting for Windows tablets to come down in order to use my BIAB files as an "electronic" fake book. I would LOVE to see just the Leadsheet rendering code ported over to (Android especially) so I could use a cheap tablet with decent battery life and no hard disk to look up / sort / display / transpose tunes.

I don't know how hard it would be to port just that portion of BIAB, but I can see a huge market for musicians to take their set lists on such a device to gigs, and be able to transpose at will.

Options might be :

1. Transpose
2. Hide intros/ending
3. Display / Hide lyrics
3. Net / Previous Page

Nothing fancy, but I have been using an old XP Fujitsu tablet with hard disk and 11" screen for this purpose for years. The stylus is a pain, and the full BIAB interface is overkill for what I need. It still beats carting a bunch of Bb/ Eb paper books with me.
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#115189 - 05/25/11 10:30 PM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: PhillyJazz]
Daisy Offline

Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 79
Loc: Naples, FL
It's not what you were asking about, but you may be interested...

"There's an app for that...." It's 900 RealBook tunes leadsheets on Android App. Works and looks pretty good.

Check it out.


#115190 - 05/26/11 12:32 PM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: Daisy]
PhillyJazz Offline

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 413
Loc: Philly
I have that ... It is pretty good, but tough with a phone form factor (and not enough to make me buy a tablet <g>.) Thanks, though. It is nice to have. Wish my eyes were what they used to be !
Jan - Quad Core Intel Core i7 3.4 (clocked to 4.4)
Win 7 64-bit
Samsung SSD Boot drive,other internal and USB drives.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Ketron SD4,SD1000
Onkyo TX-SR606 amp.

#115191 - 07/11/11 03:14 AM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: Daisy]
andi.k Offline

Registered: 01/16/10
Posts: 40
The latest version even plays chord progressions in a (very limited!) BIAB manner, at least on the iPad:

And: there is a web editor:
Cheers, Andi

#115192 - 08/15/11 08:15 PM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: andi.k]
PhillyJazz Offline

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 413
Loc: Philly
I can FAKE the changes .... no faking the head to "Donna Lee" <g>.

Edited by PhillyJazz (08/15/11 08:16 PM)

#115193 - 10/05/11 10:40 PM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: PhillyJazz]
raymb1 Offline

Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 2162
Loc: Sterling, Va
I also have iReal b on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 plus another 3000 jazz and standard tunes. Works very well. Later, Ray
Asus Q500A i7 Win 10 64 bit 8GB ram 750 HD 15.5" touch screen


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