One of the most important things for a musician to do, whether an aspiring student or a seasoned professional, is to learn lots of tunes. For most of us, this means acquiring a large collection of fake books to ease the task of learning all this important music. But it sure would be nice to hear some recordings and get an idea what some of these tunes are supposed to sound like. Relax! RealGuide has come to the rescue!

RealGuide provides lists of song titles from some of the best fake books you can buy, and can quickly search the iTunes Music Store for recorded versions which you can preview and purchase (if you choose). What a great way to learn tunes and start expanding your listening library!

Note: RealGuide is not a sheet music reader. If you are looking for a great sheet music reader, check out our other app, RealTunes.

Music Search
RealGuide can search for tracks by song title on the iTunes Store, as well as tracks you already have in your iPhone/iPad music library. You can even search iTunes stores from other countries.

Song Titles
RealGuide includes thousands of song titles from dozens of great fake books, including all titles from the Hal Leonard Real Book series, as well as the Sher Music Co. fake book series. Song titles come from a variety of styles including: jazz, bluegrass, blues, dixieland, holiday, latin, rock, standards, and worship.

Listen to Tracks
Listen to previews from iTunes Store tracks as well as complete tracks from your iPhone/iPad music library. Browse full albums from the iTunes Store. Preview and purchase individual tracks or complete albums.

More Great Features:
• Save your search results for later review or purchase.
• Share your musical discoveries via Mail, Messages, or Twitter.
• Easy links are provided to help you find and purchase any of the included fake books.
• Extensive documentation is built right into the RealGuide app.


• Searching for titles from the iTunes Store requires Internet access.

• RealGuide is available in many countries. The selection of music in the iTunes store may vary by country.

• Purchasing music from the iTunes Store requires a valid iTunes Store account.

• RealGuide is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch and requires iOS 9.3 or later.

What’s New

Version 1.4

Updates in RealGuide 1.4:
- Fixes a bug in iTunes music playback that could cause a crash.

There have recently been some changes made to the iTunes Search API that have caused some problems. We have been working with Apple on a solution and believe it has now been resolved. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

ThumpTune ,

Don't think there are chords!

I think I guessed wrong. I thought this app might have at least provided chord changes for tunes. Well, I suppose I didn't accurately read the description.

Oobop Shabam ,

Cool app!

I'm liking this one a lot. Finds tracks for all those tunes in my fake books I want to learn. Have found some great stuff I didn't know about. Nice!

App Privacy

The developer, Anthony Byrne, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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