Does anyone remember or even still use Band-In-A-Box? I loved this program about 10 years ago and used it frequently. The main idea was that you typed in the chords to a song, picked a style (out of like a zillion) and the program then generated a rhythm section for you! It was fun, worked well for teaching rhythm sections different styles and helped soloists practice without having to rely on a rhythm section to be there for them.
Tonight I was looking at the iReal Book and found that this app does some of that same stuff! But on an iPod Touch or iPad! The app also has a bunch of pre-done charts for you. It looks very promising. I think this might just go on my Christmas list! It is $9.99.
I also took a glance at GigBook. One more music focused PDF reader. Not sure how it compares to unReal Book or ForScore but it looks interesting enough to spend the $4.99 on it (for Christmas of course right?! )
Of course if anyone is using either of these apps I would love to hear about your experiences with them. Of course if you are the developer and would like to give me a promo code for your app I would love to put it through it’s paces and then give it a review here on this website. I think both apps could hold promise.