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Old 04-11-2012, 11:38 AM
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Hey guys,
I was wondering if any of you know anything about software to display sheet music on the iPad. I was thinking of picking up the iPad 3. I've never had an iPad before, and for those of you that have, have you ever used it to display your sheet music?
I want to scan all my music, and just have it all organized on the iPad rather than in piles of binders. I hate having to carry around lots of stuff, and sheets rip and fall out, and it's just annoying.
I want it to be very responsive in page turning, no delays. I also really like the idea of adding little notes to the music as I go as well.
I found a couple apps that look pretty good, they look like they have a lot of similar features so I'm not really sure which one is better than the other. Anyone ever used either of these?

http://www.forscoreapp.com
http://deepdishdesigns.com/gigbook.html

And they both support pedal switching from the looks of it, I think I'd like to get one of these as well, anyone know anything about them?

http://airturninc989.corecommerce.co...-for-iPad-c13/

Thanks in advance for any info!

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:05 PM
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...A new user who's name is "Scams", but ISN'T SPAM? My God this is incredible :D

As for your question itself I'm not sure lol, but there are others on here who can probably help you so I'll leave it to them :)
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:41 AM
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Hey guys,
I was wondering if any of you know anything about software to display sheet music on the iPad. I was thinking of picking up the iPad 3. I've never had an iPad before, and for those of you that have, have you ever used it to display your sheet music?
I want to scan all my music, and just have it all organized on the iPad rather than in piles of binders. I hate having to carry around lots of stuff, and sheets rip and fall out, and it's just annoying.
I want it to be very responsive in page turning, no delays. I also really like the idea of adding little notes to the music as I go as well.
I found a couple apps that look pretty good, they look like they have a lot of similar features so I'm not really sure which one is better than the other. Anyone ever used either of these?

http://www.forscoreapp.com
http://deepdishdesigns.com/gigbook.html

And they both support pedal switching from the looks of it, I think I'd like to get one of these as well, anyone know anything about them?

http://airturninc989.corecommerce.co...-for-iPad-c13/

Thanks in advance for any info!
I'm using Music Reader (http://www.musicreader.net/software/...r/mr-ipad.html) ... my guitarist is using forscore and we are both happy :-)

I have an Bluetooth pedal (single one). It worth to have it if you have a song with a lot of pages
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:21 AM
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forScore is a great app. Lots of features and easy to navigate. It also supports the bluetooth pedals.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:56 AM
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Hey guys,
I was wondering if any of you know anything about software to display sheet music on the iPad. I was thinking of picking up the iPad 3. I've never had an iPad before, and for those of you that have, have you ever used it to display your sheet music?
I want to scan all my music, and just have it all organized on the iPad rather than in piles of binders. I hate having to carry around lots of stuff, and sheets rip and fall out, and it's just annoying.
I want it to be very responsive in page turning, no delays. I also really like the idea of adding little notes to the music as I go as well.
I found a couple apps that look pretty good, they look like they have a lot of similar features so I'm not really sure which one is better than the other. Anyone ever used either of these?

http://www.forscoreapp.com
http://deepdishdesigns.com/gigbook.html

And they both support pedal switching from the looks of it, I think I'd like to get one of these as well, anyone know anything about them?

http://airturninc989.corecommerce.co...-for-iPad-c13/

Thanks in advance for any info!

Well...I've both apps and they really rock! All the features on Forscore are perfect for editing your music library but IMO Gigbook is excellent for keeping your musical world organized very easily...

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:40 PM
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Thanks for the feedback... I went ahead and bought Forscore, I think it's fantastic.
I'm in the process of scanning and converting all my music to .pdf format.
I wasn't sure if I'd really enjoy reading the music off the iPad as much as a normal paper, but I love it, not nearly as difficult as I had anticipated, not at all actually.
All I need to purchase still is the Airturn BT-105 with a foot pedal and I think I'll be very happy.

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...A new user who's name is "Scams", but ISN'T SPAM? My God this is incredible :D
Lol I know.. yeah, just a name I've stuck with somehow since my very early days of interwebbing.. don't even remember where it came from now.
I've actually been a member here for some time, just haven't posted very often
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