Say goodbye to multiple 3 ring binders, suitcases full of books, and time wasted trying to find that song that you need. iGigBook manages all of your PDF sheet music resources; real books, fake books, chord charts that transpose, single sheets of music and full blown scores. All of your music at your fingertips, in real time, on any gig.
Designed by gigging musicians for gigging musicians, iGigBook features a powerful search engine that lets you instantly find the one song that you need among the thousands contained in your sheet music collection. Show up to any gig confident that when the tune is called, you'll have it ready while others fumble and flip through pages.
iGigBook works like the powerful search engines that you've used for finding stuff on the web. Start typing in the name of a song and search results from over 70 books appear so that you can choose the best arrangement that you have available. Only iGigBook can allow you to find, in seconds, all versions of "Autumn Leaves" or all of the songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Now is the perfect time to get your hands on the perfect jam session tool and the only app that allows you to find in seconds that needle in a haystack tune buried deep inside your vast sheet music collection.
Take a look at the features:
• Edit PDF files, rearrange pages, extract pages, and more all inside of iGigBook (In App Purchase).
• Draw on your scores with an Apple Pencil, finger or stylus (In App Purchase).
• Integrated metronome with tap tempo and rhythm patterns.
• iPad Pro ready, view 2 pages side by side in landscape mode.
• Over 80 fake and real book indexes makes searching a breeze.
• Import PDF files from iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive.
• Add notes to any score, highlight repeats, D.S., D.C., Coda, etc.
• Transpose between Bb, C, Eb and Bass clef versions of the same PDF.
• Manage scores of any size, 1 page to thousands of pages.
• Quickly locate the song you need by typing in the title.
• Looking for all of the tunes by Miles Davis? iGigBook can find them!
• Powerful Set List Manager lets you create, arrange, sort, combine and rename.
• Email set lists to band members and include a PDF of the songs in the set.
• Print a hard copy via AirPrint, of the music contained in a set.
• Import bookmarks present in your PDF documents or create your own.
• Send MIDI commands to your MIDI devices from any page.
• Add and delete pages from your PDF (In App Purchase).
• Turn pages hands free with an iPod 5th Gen/iPhone 4S or greater.
* iGigBook DOES NOT PROVIDE PDF BOOKS FOR DOWNLOAD.
Got questions? Ask them before you buy. If you're not sure what this app does or whether or not it will do what you want, visit forum.igigbook.com and ask questions, we will help you.
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN THE APP STORE!
They say necessity is the mother of invention and this has never been truer with respect to the creation of this application. I own a large number of physical fake books, all of the bootleg real books, all of the New Real Books and a host of others. The challenge for me has always been, given a list of tunes I may do at a gig, getting all of the music together in one place so that I can use it effectively. To meet this challenge I created a binder with just the indexes of all of the books and when I needed to find a tune, I would consult the index of each book to see if the tune was present. This process was tedious, but way better than flipping through pages of a book. Once I located the songs I would make copies of pages or print copies from PDF versions of the books to create a "gig book" that I would play from at the gig. This worked pretty well when I needed a number of tunes from different books and way better than lugging multiple books around however it seemed that on every gig tunes got called that were not in the book I created(but may be in the book that I own) and that I don't either remember or know.
Until the iPad a device did not exist that was large and portable enough with sufficient battery longevity that also provided a means for me to create software for accessing this information efficiently. Incidentally, the realbook.us site was a side effect of trying to create a transposable chord chart resource on a windows mobile device way back in 2002, the small screen, dismal battery life and lack of processing power didn't make such a tool practical so the next best thing for easy access was the web and realbook.us was born.
I'm primarily a Microsoft Windows based software developer and so the adoption of the Mac OS and the iPhone development platform was a slow one simply because I'm busy gigging and writing software for clients. Once I got with Mac OSX I was able to get up to speed with the iPhone development tools and make far more efficient a process I've been doing for a long time.
I've had a lot of fun developing this tool and testing it on actual gigs in addition to interacting with other musicians and listening to their feedback and ideas. iGigBook and the iPad are currently what I use on gigs be they Jazz standards or reading gigs and having a wealth of music available to me at my fingertips just makes a whole lot more possible. Hopefully you'll think the same.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
A dream come true
This is an amazingly useful app. I have bought many fake books in my life. They are clunky, and you need a suitcase if you want to bring several of them with you on the road. Over the years I found most of those books in PDF form for free on the internet. I don't feel bad about using them, because I did by the actual book years ago! With iGigBook I can now have all those books, and my own music with me on every gig on my iPad. Not only that, but the smart index system of iGigBook makes it super easy and fast to do a search across all books in seconds. AMAZING! How did we live without it?!?
Always waited for this
I am a professional performing musician for over 50 years. I have varied musical tastes & have performed for many types of audiences. Therefore, a gig book with 50 tunes & a specific order almost never worked. Created my own with some 3000 tunes, many of which were handwritten arrangements. That worked for decades, always drawing new tunes from my library of fake books & dozens & dozens of folio books & hundreds of sheet music. A tedious job to look something up. This digital type “book” & an iPad were the obvious answer. Thank you for your ongoing dedication to this project.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the kind words and we're happy that the app has made a difference for you because this is why we created the app and why we continue to make it better.
This app is advertised as ‘for the working musician’. I think that is not correct. I have been using this app on my ipad pro for almost 2 years and it is the best thing that has happened to me musically. I am not a pro, but I just love music. This app gives me the ability to add, sort and find music so easily it is amazing. Used in conjunction with Scanner-Pro, I am also able to scan hard copies and easily add them to my collection. I Love this App!
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Black & White Software LLC
- 24.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- © 2010-2020 Philip A. Smith, All Rights Reserved
- In-App Purchases
- Transposable Jazz Chord Charts
- Transposable Pop Chord Charts
- Score Drawing Tools $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.