I thought I would show you all my new 2nd Gen 12.9” iPad Pro setup I am now using for my music.
Here are the photos. I am now able to eead the music. The backlight and the added size makes it really easy. I just did some sight reading with my cello because that music Is not memorized, plus, I enjoy challenging myself with that once in a while. I was able to read the music just fine.
I am using forScore for my music. I love it. As you can see with the closeup of the music, you can annotate. I saved it as an annotated copy. I edit the annotations, as needed. Eventually, the note letters will come off. I am still learning the tenor clef though. I do know a lot of the notes on site. Sometimes, I just figure from the C because that is easy to identify.
You can create set lists. I do not perform, but I created a list for cello lessons and have the songs we are doing, that I have in PDF into that. Right now, I have a scale,that is in a book, no PDF. I actually like doing scales. Since scales are just nites and they are pretty much the same in different books, I would assume they are public domain, or, like recipes, are not protected by copyright. FYI, the recipe ingredients and measurements are not protected, just any description or special wording is. Given both requirements, I think I can legally make a PDF of the scale work.
I also have tags, genres, the composer, labels that help you sort. I can locate all my cello music, violin music, etc. I can find all my holiday music because of tags. You know,how they work.
All in all, for the short time I used it, I really had an easier time playing. I have to find a way to attach two bow hooks. On my old stand, my husband drilled two holes for two “S” hooks. It was really nice. Lost the hooks yesterday when I moved the stand, though. Back to Lowes! I am sure there is a way, I just not have look, haven’t had a chance.
I hope this is helpful. Thanks, Pierre, for all of the information.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”
So far, I really am able to read the sheet music. Right now we only have one page pieces in my lessons. No need for a foot pedal page turner. When I get longer, 2 page pieces, I will look into a foot pedal page turner.
Also, I knew that I was to turn off the time out feature in all Apple devices. You know if it isn’t touched for a while, the screen goes to sleep? I forgot to do that in my hurry to give it a try. Faded and then blanked out during “Chanson Triste”. LOL Then I remembered what I had read.
The reason I went with this stand is the fact that diagonal corners are secured. Many of the stands just have a side grabber thingy. Seemed to me that if not secure, it would slide down. With the diagonal corners, that won’t happen in landscape or portrait position.
Also, the base is wide, making it stable. I wanted to be sure of that due to the weight of the pad. Some if them had a goose neck type top (with just the side grabbers). They had small bases. The goose neck curving towards you gave me the feeling that it coild easily be knocked towards you if someone walked by.
They are the things I considered. The reviews of this stand all said the base legs spread with difficulty. Really? They are secure, and not nearly the way they were described.
Oh, the pad actually is nicer for reading the music with the brightness down a little. Nice, easier in the battery. I suspect that depends on the lighting in the house, but today, that is how it went.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”