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Electronic sheet music setup

Posted By: Schroeder II

Electronic sheet music setup - 11/19/12 11:34 PM

I saw something cool on vacation in Mexico.
Keyboard player had what looked to be an e-reader with his sheet music on it. PDF files I would assume.

Is this common? Can someone steer me in the right direction?

I like the idea of being able to carry thousands of sheets on hand and (even better) perhaps expanding the font a little for these ancient eyes LOL
Posted By: justpin

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 11/19/12 11:45 PM

I've been thinking of this tbh, as my sheet music collection is all over the place....

Posted By: FormerlyFlute

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 11/20/12 12:25 AM

I saw Joshua Bell in concert on Nov. 1. His pianist was using an iPad for his music, turning pages with a foot pedal. Everyone was marveling at it and several took pictures during the intermission.

Another job lost to technology....
Posted By: MylesB

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 11/20/12 07:08 PM



Originally Posted by FormerlyFlute


Another job lost to technology....


Let me seeeeee. Something that will help everybody. And we save one part of a part part-time job. Maybe you have somebody coming to your house just to flip a page but i don't. App me up asap!


"some people only see the car in front and some look beyond"
Posted By: aTallGuyNH

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 11/21/12 01:56 AM

See www.airturn.com
Posted By: Barbareola

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 11/21/12 03:02 PM

Has anybody here tried this? It's not cheap, but if it works well, it might be worth an investment.
Posted By: FormerlyFlute

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 11/21/12 04:52 PM

I was thinking of music students and part time jobs - exactly. Just lamenting, not criticizing.
Posted By: kingdon

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 11/21/12 06:40 PM

You can find the software to display the PDF music sheets at musicreader.net
Posted By: sinophilia

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 11/21/12 08:01 PM

IMO, a 9,7" tablet like the iPad is the minimum size you need to read music properly. I wouldn't use my Kindle for sheet music, it's just too small and pdf handling is awkward. For the iPad there is Virtual Sheet Music and many other similar apps.
Posted By: griffin2417

Re: Electronic sheet music setup - 12/03/12 03:30 AM

Originally Posted by sinophilia
IMO, a 9,7" tablet like the iPad is the minimum size you need to read music properly. I wouldn't use my Kindle for sheet music, it's just too small and pdf handling is awkward. For the iPad there is Virtual Sheet Music and many other similar apps.


I just used my iPad for the Satie Themed Recital on ABF. During my practice sessions leading up the recital I used standard paper sheet music. I only had one month to learn my piece, and realized i was going to have to use sheet music for the recital because I didn't have enough time to memorize.

I experimented with some options and decided to use the iPad to read while I performed my selection. I chose to turn the pages on the screen with a quick flick of my fingers. It seemed to work okay without spending money on the foot pedal.

Here's a link if you want get an idea.
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