iPad Pro or my MacBook Pro for music sheets

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by conamor, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. conamor macrumors 6502

    conamor

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    Good morning everyone,

    I was wondering if I could get your suggestion on this question that I have and can't find the right solution.

    I play guitar for fun/amateur at home and sometime will bring it to parties.

    I am using a 3 ring binder to carry my music sheets and would like to get away from it and use technology.

    My plan was to buy an iPad Pro which is the size of a letter paper and could have been very easy to carry around and do even more than just ready my music sheets... I was thinking of getting the forScore software to organize my music sheets.

    The other idea was to use a macbook pro but it is 13in and landscape which would be a bit more difficult to read.

    I am sure that there are cases for iPad Pro to use it/stand on portrait.

    Any way, if you have any suggestions for me, that would be appreciated!

    Thanks so much for your time!
     
  2. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a musicIan but I don't use sheet music, but I've seen quite a few posts by people who do who have bought the iPad Pro mainly for that purpose. If portrait mode is a high priority seems to me the iPad Pro would be best.
     
  3. conamor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks nightlong!

    Anybody else experienced this question or could guide me in some way?
     
  4. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    I have used my iPad Air 2 for some basic notes along with my MacBook, and the iPad was for sure better. It's easier to transport and, for me, the iPad was easier to deal with changing music. I don't use it much anymore, but I'd say the iPad for sure, especially with the large screen on the Pro
     
  5. conamor thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    I use my iPad for music occasionally, but it kind of scares me. I play on stages that people like to jump around on, and often with questionable music stands. As heavy as the pro is..
     
  7. conamor thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. pianoman88 macrumors regular

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    I purchased my iPad Pro for one reason: to store sheet music pdfs.

    I use ForScore to manage my music and AirTurn pedals to turn the pages (I play the piano).

    You will need to scan your music and save the files as PDFs. Adobe makes software that lets you combine groups of PDFs together as a single file. (There may be other software options as well.)

    Yes, you'll need a sturdy music stand.
     
  9. conamor thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    I use my iPad Pro primarily for sheet music too, with ForScore.

    Highly recommended!
     
  11. Loge macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for ForScore on the iPad Pro. And you can use the pencil to write your piano fingering (or other annotations) straight onto the score.
     

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