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    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 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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    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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20160729

Mail of the Month - July - Local Music and Database Storage

Some new questions and comments, fresh from the mailbox:

Where are all these files stored? Can I just go there and delete the ones I don't want all at once? I really like Fakebook allot. The only thing is, sometimes it downloads a whole book that's not labeled and to get rid of it I have to delete song by song. That takes forever!
Sorry to say, but at the moment there is no way to delete a complete list (including the songs it consists of). This is something we have on our to-do list, so it will be implemented in an upcoming version though it is not yet scheduled.
When importing a file each song is parsed individually (depending on format) and stored in a proprietary database. So, while it is possible to delete stuff from the database using external tools, it is not easy and not something we recommend or support.
As the database storage is quite efficient I personally do not delete unused (or unnecessary) songs from my Fakebook installation. As I usually use the search function to find the song to play these “extra” items doesn’t bother much.

How can i get the app to play a local audio file? what is supported for playing audio?
At the moment the app supports searching YouTube and Spotify (and features curated direct links to classic recordings for a lot of songs). Local audio file support is on our to-do list and should be implemented in a future version, but this has actually been down-prioritized as most users seem to rely more on streaming services than on locally stored music.

How do view sheet music pages? Where do I import sheet music PDF from?
There are many ways to download and import sheet music or lyrics in PDF form from books you own or files that are available on the Internet. Please have a look at http://www.skrivarna.com/p/fakebook.html for some help and links. You can also get to this page directly from within the app, by selecting the menu -> Add new songs -> Download from Internet. If you have a PDF song on your device you can open it in any file manager or via the menu -> Add new songs -> Import local file

Changing song key! This app is really cool, except trying to get a song in a particular key. I wish you could just choose the key instead of trying to transpose by note steps. I used this app at a gig and immediately they called a song in a different key, and I felt pretty stupid trying to figure out how many semitones I had to go to get the song in the right key with everyone staring at me. Other than that embarrassing and tedious feature, awesome.
The Fakebook Pro 2.5.0 is now available for download. In this new version the transpose menu will show both the number of semitones and the target key. No more embarrassing moments!

Pleasantly surprised Works well and has pdf import. Would be nice if search showed what book the song is in, in the event there's duplicates.
In the new Fakebook Pro 2.5.0, when importing via PDFB scripts the name of the originating book (or any other comment) is shown as part of the search result and in the list editor. Thanks!



20160718

Fakebook chord and lyrics editor

The Fakebook app contains more than 1600 chord charts, all carefully crafted and proofed.
Still, you might want to modify the layout or change a chord to taste. Add or correct some lyrics.
Or just add a new song or text.

Now Fakebook Pro has a great built-in editor for both chords and lyrics. With a custom chord and symbol keyboard the editor is quick and easy to use, both for small changes and for adding new charts.


The new version also includes an improved transpose function, editable and searchable comments and book names, along with other updates and fixes.

Fakebook Pro version 2.5.0 is available now from Google Play and Amazon.