Musicians here who use Ipad 2/or 1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gregrose, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. gregrose macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I am a piano player & I was thinking of getting the ipad 2 as a sheet music reader. I have a ton of sheet music on PDF & I thought that maybe the ipad would be a great substitute to read sheet music on. Im just wondering if anyone here has / or does that now & how it is.

    Also any other music related stuff you think i'd love about the ipad i would love to hear, i have an iphone 4 now so im hesitatant to spend that much money on an ipad.

    Also is the typing on it a pain in the a? it seems like it would be really difficult to do on, any cool info would be awesome, thanks take care.
     
  2. jackboddy macrumors newbie

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    Hi Greg,

    Although I'm not a piano player, I've found it absolutely fantastic for other music apps. I've used TabToolKit a great deal to learn guitar tabs, and also Ultimate Guitar Tabs, 2 great apps for the guitar.

    Also I've used Pianist Pro for playing the keyboard on the iPad, works well to me, but I don't go into that much detail.

    GarageBand is obviously going to be good, and the inclusion of all the different instruments with the ability to plug in my guitar makes it a brilliant app. I've also used AmpliTube to plug in my guitar.

    Overall I've found my iPad brilliant for the music side of things, but I don't use sheet music or piano really so can't help you with that, but I would strongly recommend going ahead with the iPad purchase!

    EDIT: Also, iBooks is great for reading any PDFs so guess that would work for your sheet music?
     
  3. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    If your pretty much only going to be using it to read sheet music then you should just consider getting a used iPad 1 for really cheap. The typing for me is fine and it's easy.
     
  4. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well i would use it for a lot more then just reading sheet music, I am still on the edge if i should buy an ipad or not, i just dont want to get it & feel like i wasted money on a bigger version of a iphone
     
  5. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    When people say that the iPad is just a bigger version of an iPod touch or iPhone this is what I ask them: Is a pool just a large bath tub? The truth is that a pool is NOT just a large bath tub, it is so much more.
     
  6. modul8tr macrumors regular

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  7. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow that app looks freakin damn awesome
     
  8. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    It's apps like that that make an iPad worth having. :D
     

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