Paperless Possibilities for Music

There are many possibilities for downloading music to an iPad or other tablet. I have started using ForScore because it is possible to notate the music quite easily, but any PDF reader will also work. This saves having to sort through and file everything needed for the meeting, and after the meeting I print only what our group might like to play. I have also found that even though the print looks smaller than a paper copy, the backlight makes it more readable, and I can enlarge it if necessary. All the copies are kept on the iPad and I can easily search for anything that I want to see again by title. A playlist is set up for each meeting so it’s possible to search by the date of the meeting. ForScore is $9.99 at the App Store. I also Googled PDF readers for tablets and found plenty of information for possibilities that are not just for music. If you are interested in learning more or seeing a demo, please find me at a meeting. I’m usually playing alto.

—Lee Waggener