Tablet music readers?

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Charlie
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Tablet music readers?

Post by Charlie » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:02 am

I've been playing with a sheet music reader on my Android tablet and it's kind of nice. It allows you to store all your repertoire and exercises and electronically display and annotate them. You can hook up a foot pedal (either via Bluetooth or USB) to turn pages back and forth. It has a built-in metronome and can remember the metronome setting for each piece. It can also crop the music to maximize the display. It can take .pdf, .jpg and .png files. You can also group the pieces into collections (think SKPP), so one for Monday, Tuesday, etc., or repertoire lists (solos, duets, ensembles, ...) I think there is a timer function for each song too.

In my case, I'm using Mobilesheets Pro on a Samsung Note 12.2 which has a pretty large display (12.2" diag) and a pretty accurate stylus.

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hwk
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Re: Tablet music readers?

Post by hwk » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:27 am

Hi Charlie,

Does the stylus enable you to annotate the music directly on screen? So, for example, the red fingering on the Carcassi Etude No 3 - was that done with the stylus, or was it written with pen on real paper and then scanned and uploaded?

Hugh

Charlie
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Re: Tablet music readers?

Post by Charlie » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:43 am

Hi Hugh,
I marked up the Carcassi on-screen with the stylus.

hwk
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Re: Tablet music readers?

Post by hwk » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:58 pm

Thanks Charlie. Regarding screen size, 12.2' for reading music is ideal, or so I have heard. Do you or any other users have a view on whether a 9.7' screen is sufficient or practical?

Thanks

Charlie
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Re: Tablet music readers?

Post by Charlie » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:36 am

I guess it is a matter of preference. I saw the "Vida Guitar Quartet" in concert earlier this year and all the players were using Apple tablets which I think is 9.7"??

Some readers let you look at a half page at a time in landscape mode, so the size is good but you have to scroll more often. Some readers you can set up to auto-scroll at different rates.

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