I am curious as to how many people are using digital vs paper sheet music. I started with paper, but of late have been testing out using a tablet. While there are many pros and cons to each format, but find I am gravitating more to the digital. I do use a stylus to mark up my songs, without that I can see how people would be less likely to use a digital format.
And for those that have gone digital, what screen size do you prefer/use?
I have both but mainly use forScore – free version. It’s just easier to have it all in one spot for me and it’s less to have to carry around. Plus I can make notes on the sheet music and easily remove it later if I want.
As for size, I have an iPad Pro 12.9”. It’s a great size for me to see a full page. The case I have it in is a little heavy but the iPad itself isn’t heavy at all.
I also use a page turner to flip to the next page so my fingers stay on my harp.
@amanda.barnes do you find the larger size too heavy to mount on a tablet holder? I have been using my SAmsung Tab 6 and am really liking the ability to house all my sheet music in one place and love that I can notate on it, but finding the 10.5″ screen a challenge. I have looked at the S7+ which is 12.5″ (different screen ratio than the iPad) and some smaller convertible laptops in the 13″ range but was not sure if they would be too heavy.
I don’t remember the exact model of iPad stand I have but it works great for me. It’s by Levo and I got it on Amazon. It’s adjustable height and I can rotate my ipad. It also has wheels so I can move it around.
The case I have my iPad in is a bit heavy as it’s one of those extra protection ones. I’ve been thinking of getting a lighter case since I like having the larger screen.
I have been an iPad user for a long time. When it was time for me to upgrade my iPad, I decided to go digital with my sheet music. I used the size companion charts that Josh Layne provided with this Harp Tuesday video to help me make my purchase decision : https://youtu.be/nA3gZZNCdvM (link to charts in video description).