My search for “realbook or fakebook software” on the TM website has failed to turn up any recent threads except (real book/fake book myth and facts)real book/fakebook myth and facts (12-15-2008). The posts in that thread seemed to provide mixed opinions of the benefits of fakebooks.
I recently ran across the website http://www.realbooksoftware.com/which advertised a database software program available for easily accessing Realbookcharts, audio, etc, (mostly jazz) such as found in the hardcopy RealBook.Although the RealBook and similar fakebooks have hundreds of songs, I have found them too cumbersome to be of significant value to me.
The advertised software appears to be interesting and easy to use, and might be of benefit. However, the cost (>$125 with the usual no return policy for software) seems too pricey to just “check out.” So I wondered if any TM members have tried it and if so, what were your impressions?