iPad Pro and pencil for piano/teaching aid?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by czerney, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. czerney macrumors regular

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    I'm seriously considering getting an iPad Pro with an apple pencil for a few specific use cases.

    I'm a pianist / teacher so I'm really keen to know:

    1) How good is it for using to read sheet music and turning pages? Is there a good app that will allow me to not only read music, but also mark it up with the apple pencil and the markups can be saved, modified, or rubbed out on the fly?

    2) Can it be used to create music worksheets? Where I can have music manuscript 'paper' and I can then draw in the music notation bars just like I would on a normal piece of paper?

    3) Is there app that would allow me to use the ipad as a whiteboard with everything I draw be recorded live into a video or for streaming? I'd love to be able to create training video content with this for my students!

    If anyone has similar needs and can comment or advise this would be great!
     
  2. tpr007 macrumors regular

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    yes to all 3 questions, as I have seen them, but can't remember the names of the apps off the top of my head.
     
  3. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    Just to add to the conversation--I use an app called Notion with my iPad Pro. It allows you to create musical scores and has REALLY good Apple Pencil support. If you put it in handwriting mode, you can write the music in with the pencil and it will convert it to printed music on the score. The handwriting recognition is REALLY good and works really well. Might be something you can have fun with during lessons or when you just want to jot down a quick idea.
     
  4. JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

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    I use forscore for piano music and it's great. I haven't got a pencil yet but it has all the music notation you could want to annotate music scores. I'm going to swap from a 9.7 to 10.5 pro mainly for sheet music, the 12 is too big for me for other stuff.
     
  5. czerney thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback this is really good!

    In regards to onboard storage - is there a minimum size I should go for?
     
  6. JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

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    I don't think music score takes up much space. I don't have loads but they are mainly pdf's from IMSLP. Unless you have a huge collection, onboard storage will probably be down to other things you use it for. I have a 32GB pro and that's fine for my piano needs.
     

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