Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hi, I’m new here

Wherein I will attempt to make useful contributions to the internet at regular intervals about Technology, Music, and anything else I feel like writing about.

For example, just yesterday I wandered into Best Buy (again) to play with the iPad (again).  Like many, I’m intrigued by the device but not yet convinced of its usefulness at a level that will cause me to part with $500+.  I have been after this idea of carrying PDFs of sheet music (my entire library) in a single device for a while now.  Like an ebook reader full of sheet music. 

I was convinced that the iPad’s screen would not be big enough to properly display sheet music readably.  So, I wandered over the iPad display, waited my turn, and when I got to an iPad, pointed the browser to  This site is like the Guttenberg project for sheet music.  It is every work available in the public domain for free download or viewing as PDF.  It actually fit the screen nicely.  One full page of music filling the screen, no scrolling in portrait.  Flipping it over to landscape would make the music bigger and more readable, but I felt the size in portrait would be big enough for one person just practicing. 

Now I want an iPad.  Darn.  I would at least need to hold out until the 3G one is available as there is no wifi at my studio.  I have until then to come up with $650.  Hm.

1 comment:

  1. What a brilliant idea! First I've heard of using the iPad for sheet music, but it's brilliant!