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  • Libby Hitchcock

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    31 March, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    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?

  • Barb Kennedy

    Member
    31 March, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Libby. I use paper. This is my first ever go at reading music or playing an instrument so I like to print the music sheet and write all the notes on it before I start.

  • Amanda Barnes

    Member
    31 March, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    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.

    • Libby Hitchcock

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      7 April, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      @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.

      • Amanda Barnes

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        7 April, 2021 at 11:50 pm

        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.

        • Libby Hitchcock

          Member
          13 April, 2021 at 6:28 pm

          Oh, I will have to keep an eye out for that one if i upgrade my tablet! I am pretty sure the one I am using now won’t support a 12 or 13″ tablet.

  • Victoria Johnson

    Member
    1 April, 2021 at 6:10 am

    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).

    • Libby Hitchcock

      Member
      7 April, 2021 at 7:48 pm

      @victoria.johnson thank you to the link of Josh’s video! I had missed this one. I am not an Apple user, but this should be helpful in seeing the size difference and helping me to make my decision!

  • Amy Newson

    Member
    10 April, 2021 at 2:11 am

    IPad here – standard size. My goal tends to be to memorize music, but when I’m learning a tune it’s pretty easy to isolate the chunk I’m working on on my screen.

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