The Real Book - Volume I
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won't even notice the difference, other than that all of the notorious errors have been fixed: the covers and typeface look the same and the song list is nearly identical. Every conscientious musician will appreciate that these books are now produced accurately and ethically, benefitting the songwriters that we owe for some of the greatest tunes of all time] Includes 400 songs: All Blues * Au Privave * Autumn Leaves * Black Orpheus * Bluesette * Body and Soul * Bright Size Life * Con Alma * Dolphin Dance * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Easy Living * Epistrophy * Falling in Love with Love * Footprints * Four on Six * Giant Steps * Have You Met Miss Jones? * How High the Moon * I'll Remember April * Impressions * Lullaby of Birdland * Misty * My Funny Valentine * Oleo * Red Clay * Satin Doll * Sidewinder * Stella by Starlight * Take Five * There Is No Greater Love * Wave * and hundreds more]
What's New in Version 1.0
The typeface is too small to read from a music stand. I hope someone fixes that.
Most useful eBook I own
My iPad has now replaced a stack of real books on all my gigs. Tunes are easily zoomed in on, and it's incredibly useful to search for tunes rather than thumb through 400 pages.
Next to Unuseable
the typeface for the author and name is scaleable
But the music is not.
No way to do playlists.
Someone's cropped the real page numbers from the actual real book.
Sad to see that I paid for something I can't use.