\"\"
Piano Forum logo

Kindle (Read 1394 times)

Offline thalbergmad

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16592
Kindle
« on: May 26, 2011, 07:47:57 PM »
OK, I got one of these contraptions for my birthday. What the hell am I supposed to do with it, I mean what is the bloody point of all these buttons. Is it not easier just to buy a book?

What a thoroughly daft invention.

Thal
Curator/Director
Concerto Preservation Society

Offline starlady

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 186
Re: Kindle
«Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 08:32:31 PM »
Please don't insult Kindles!  Mine has kept me sane on many long airplane trips.   --s.

Offline gerryjay

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 829
Re: Kindle
«Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 09:46:34 PM »
kindle is just what it mean to be: a giant portable library. especially, it prevents me of printing every single book or score that i find. mother nature is probably glad...


Offline Bob

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 15909
Re: Kindle
«Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 11:15:49 PM »
I think you can check out books from the library now with them.  They disappear from the device once the due date is up.

Can those view pdf files too?

Otherwise, buy books of course.  I heard e-books outsold print on Amazon recently.  I think that was the story.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline cygnusdei

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 616
Re: Kindle
«Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 04:07:19 AM »
I don't mind keeping it for you.

Offline williampiano

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 409
Re: Kindle
«Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 05:51:33 AM »
I was searching for a sheet music book today when I found the book on amazon.com. Strangely enough, it said there was a kindle version of it. Are they that big that you can use them for sheet music too? Anyone familiar with this?

Offline Bob

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 15909
Re: Kindle
«Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 12:30:18 PM »
I've seen a "foot mouse" pedal thing that is supposed to let you move around on a pdf file. 
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline jesc

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
Re: Kindle
«Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 01:46:47 PM »
I was searching for a sheet music book today when I found the book on amazon.com. Strangely enough, it said there was a kindle version of it. Are they that big that you can use them for sheet music too? Anyone familiar with this?

I have iPad 2 instead of kindle. When I was in some sort of hurry and didn't have time to print out the digital music sheet, I remember being forced to sight read it off my iPad (happened once or twice not more).

IMO it's a bit awkward playing it off a tablet. Probalby not the best since my iPad doesn't have music sheets on it any longer, only research papers from journals.

But it's very handy, I have dozens of research papers on my iPad that need not be printed. Also, quite a number of textbooks all available via a tiny tablet. That's the most important use I have for a tablet right now... well there's the tablet acting as a portable chess opponent. Outside that, TBH I'll have a problem recommending it.

Offline Derek

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1884
Re: Kindle
«Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 04:16:25 AM »
OK, I got one of these contraptions for my birthday. What the hell am I supposed to do with it, I mean what is the bloody point of all these buttons. Is it not easier just to buy a book?

What a thoroughly daft invention.

Thal

The piano has WAY more buttons. I don't buy that as a negative aspect of the kindle. BTW, have you tried the app called aVia Media Player? I have heard good things about it.

Offline thalbergmad

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16592
Re: Kindle
«Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 08:30:26 AM »
6 months after my initial post, I have changed my mind.

Read 30 books at a cost of 0

thal
Curator/Director
Concerto Preservation Society

Offline countrymath

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 506
Re: Kindle
«Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 12:41:33 PM »
Thal! You´re back!   ;D

I´ve been thinking on buying a Kindle too...

Is the screen black and white only? Is it large enought to read books? How much the batteries last?
  • Mozart-Sonata KV310 - A minor

Offline 49410enrique

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3542
Re: Kindle
«Reply #11 on: December 20, 2011, 02:06:50 PM »
you can dowload kindle versions of sheet music to it and use it as a digital music stand/lyre? turning pages should be an interesting task i imagine.