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#115188 - 05/25/11 07:39 AM Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad
PhillyJazz Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 297
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 07:30 PM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: PhillyJazz]
Daisy Offline
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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.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.massimobiolcati.ireal_book&feature=search_result

Check it out.

Daisy

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#115190 - 05/26/11 09:32 AM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: Daisy]
PhillyJazz Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 297
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 !
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Ketron SD4
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#115191 - 07/11/11 12:14 AM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: Daisy]
andi.k Offline
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Registered: 01/16/10
Posts: 40
The latest version even plays chord progressions in a (very limited!) BIAB manner, at least on the iPad: http://www.irealb.com/

And: there is a web editor: http://www.irealb.com/editor/
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#115192 - 08/15/11 05:15 PM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: andi.k]
PhillyJazz Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 297
Loc: Philly
I can FAKE the changes .... no faking the head to "Donna Lee" <g>.


Edited by PhillyJazz (08/15/11 05:16 PM)

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#115193 - 10/05/11 07:40 PM Re: Lead sheet viewer for Android / iPad [Re: PhillyJazz]
raymb1 Offline
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 1817
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
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