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  • Ask HN: What sub $200 product improved your 2023
    Https:// iPad pdf reader & annotator designed for sheet music. As a “tech” husband helping out a non technical musician wife it’s a game changer. - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • Best way to view a pdf of sheet music on a phone/tablet?
    ForScore is pretty well regarded. I use a free app called PiaScore that will show me two pages at once - my eyes suck though, so the tab is a bit small - might be okay for you though. I actually ended up buying a cheap Donner page turner that works pretty well with PiaScore and PDF Expert (which is my main pdf reader - but I don't think it lets me see two pages at once). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Thoughts for Year One self-taught Pianists - ideas and resources (long!)
    ForScore also has a keyboard in it so you can quickly play some notes anywhere, and so does GarageBand on iPad. Source: about 1 year ago
  • What are your must-have iPad apps?
    ForScore. That is why I, like many of my colleagues, bought the iPad. Source: over 1 year ago
  • This is how I would reconstruct the iPad lineup to make it simpler and easier to understand. Thoughts?
    Yes. I once considered the Surface Book among other options (at the time it had a bigger screen than the Surface Pro). And by the way, Apple also cares about musicians. As evidenced by the official advertising banners and videos, in which you can always see the application forScore, which has become almost a de facto standard for many musicians. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • I need help organizing the songs I know how to play
    ForScore is a great app that will import PDF sheet music. It has lots of organization tools as well as mark-up tools for making notes on the music. You can arrange the music into songbooks and even create playlists and sets. I've used it on my iPad for choral music, piano music, guitar jam sessions, and Celtic sessions. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Any apps for managing chords for songs?
    I tend to actually create my own lead sheets in MuseScore, export them as a PDF, and then import them into ForScore on my iPad. Source: over 2 years ago
  • What do you use your iPad Pro for?
    Why isn't there an "Other" option? This is the main and only reason I bought the 12.9-inch iPad, forScore app and Bluetooth pedal for flipping virtual pages. And this combination for me is 100% justified. That said, the iPad is in no way capable of replacing my laptop because of the still primitive and limited iPadOS. Source: over 2 years ago
  • What is an iOS App you wished was in the play store?
    ForScore is an amazing sheet music app used by most professional musicians I know. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Those of you That Use an iPad Pro Professionally, what do you do?
    Like many musicians, I bought the iPad Pro 12.9" for one single app: forScore. Ipad Pro 12.9" for us musicians justified by 100%, because there is simply no alternative (I mean that laptops are not suitable for this). Source: over 2 years ago
  • What is your must have app on iPad Pro ?
    ForScore is the only app for which I bought the iPad Pro 12.9". And I'm not alone. There are many of us musicians. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Does anyone use 2 iPads side by side?
    Sure. Forscore is a powerful tool for viewing, editing, annotating with support for layers and organizing documents, with a powerful tag system. Although, the Dual Page mode is just one of many features that many musicians don't even know about. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • What kind of work do you do that warrants you to use an iPad Pro 24/7?
    • iPad Pro 12.9" (hope to see 15-inch iPad); • forScore app; • Apple Pencil; • Bluetooth pedal for turning pages. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Landscape or Portrait?
    Portrait. I work with sheet music on my 12.9. Source: over 3 years ago
  • Motivation to use iPad Pro?
    For me, like many musicians, the release of the iPad Pro with a 12.9 " screen and stylus support was a game changer in the transition from paper sheet music to digital ones, opening up a lot of incredibly convenient and useful features and capabilities. For me, the absolute and only main application is forScore — the benchmark and absolute leader among musicians. Source: over 3 years ago

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Best music notation software 2022
Orpheus Sheet Music Pro (opens in new tab) If you prefer to use Android hardware, Orpheus is the best sheet music app on that OS. It doesn’t have as many organization and file import features as forScore, but the interface is easy to use and includes an annotation tool. There’s a free version that displays ads and limits chart uploads to 30 total. Orpheus has support for Bluetooth hands-free page turners, and...

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