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  • Fakebook goes Pro

    Faster and better than ever, Fakebook 2.0 is the professional choice. Great new features and 400 more songs...

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  • The Rude Practice Pad

    The Rude Practice Pad is the perfect training tool for drum set players, percussionists, marching bands and drum lines. From student to pro, there is always something you can work on in this selection of drum rudiments and hybrid rhythms....

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  • Fakebook Pro - the Real Book

    The Fakebook Pro sheet music reader is preloaded with chord progressions for 400 rock and pop songs as well as 1200 classic jazz standards. Instantly transpose the collection or individual chord charts to suit the soloist or singer....

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  • An Actually Free Andronome+

    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...

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  • Fakebook Pro 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...

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20151229

Creole Jazz and Blues Books Indexed

The Fakebook link page http://www.skrivarna.com/p/fakebook.html just added scripts to download and index the Creole Jazz Band Fakebooks in C, Bb, Eb and F, as well as in bass clef. These books, originating from http://creolejazzband.com/Fake%20Books.html, contain lots of oldies and goodies shared according to "pay it forward". There are also brand new scripts for the blues classics in the Blues Real Book.

Together with the previous resources for downloading and automatic indexing of several Real Books, the Vocal Book, the Slickbook and Django Fakebook, this covers thousands of songs in addition to the 1600 transposable jazz, pop and rock chord charts pre-loaded in the Fakebook app.

And there's more to come...

20151128

2.0 – Fakebook Goes Pro

After a far too long wait, it's finally time to release Fakebook 2.0. And it is so good that we decided to upgrade the name as well: Skrivarna Software are proud to present the Fakebook Pro!

But don't worry, unlike some other music reader apps, if you have previously bought Fakebook you can download the Pro version free of charge. And if you haven't, the Fakebook Pro is still ridiculously affordable. Just go to Google Play and check it out!
  • Over 400 songs added, mostly rock and pop, from ABC to Your Song, from AC/DC to Zappa.
  • New page caching and swiping animation for even faster and smoother page turns.
  • Optional 2-up mode, perfect for large landscape tablets.
  • New import options for iReal b and iReal Pro, even better PDF handling.
  • Usability updates and bug fixes.
  • Optimized, faster, better memory utilization.
Highway to Frank.

20150826

Andronome+ - welcome to Amazon Underground


Today Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Underground, a new app for Android phones and tablets. It has all of the functionality of the regular Amazon mobile shopping app including movies, TV shows, books and more, plus over ten thousand dollars in apps, games and in-app items that are actually free. 

Preparing for the launch Amazon paired up with Skrivarna Software to make the Andronome+ Metronome available on Underground from day one. That's today! So, Underground this way, go grab your actually free professional metronome.
 

20150619

Backup your Fakebooks

The latest release of the Fakebook app (1.7.0, available now on Google Play) adds automatic and manual backup, keeping your imported music and created playlists safe.

The automatic backup uses Android's built-in mechanism for saving and restoring user data, which requires Google Play Services to be enabled and storage from Google Cloud. This solution is the easiest and safest to use, as changes are tracked in the background and user data is automatically restored when you buy a new device and reinstall the Fakebook app. In theory, at least...

Unfortunately, not all devices has Google Play Services and the necessary transport and storage to the cloud, which makes Android automatic backup less than ideal.

This is why Fakebook also comes with a simple to use manual backup. Just go to Database and backup in the Settings menu, then select Perform manual backup. After a few seconds (depending on the size of the database) you will be prompted to send the backup file to Dropbox, Drive, a mail or similar. Now keep this file safe until yo need it.

Should you need to restore the backup, e.g. on a new device, again go to Database and backup in the Settings menu. This time select Restore manual backup. A file dialog opens to let you chose the backup file. Select it and wait until the database is installed. Note that the backup will completely overwrite any existing database, e.g. the pre-installed songs.


20150322

Fakebook looking better than ever


Two new updates, 1.5.0 + 1.6.0, and the Fakebook app now looks better than ever!

You should probably see it yourself, but new font versions increase the readability of chord charts while the "Android Material design" pushes menus and dialogues to the next level.

And there's more:
  • A new native parser increase the speed of importing PDF files. A lot! The new parser works on all devices running Android 5 (Lollipop) and newer.
  • Key and pedal mapping. Choose scrolling, next/previous song, next/previous page, transpose up/down or start/stop the metronome.

Available now, from Google Play and Amazon.