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Offline chopin2015

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« on: December 05, 2012, 06:36:30 PM »
Hello, I am wondering if anyone else uses these for their digital archives? I just put all pdfs on a sd card that it reads. Also, does anyone know of music composition apps? It would be nice to have some on my airplane trips etc. Thanks!
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Re: samsung tablet
«Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 10:14:07 PM »
Hehe, at first I thought "Oh great, more spam." But then I saw your username.

I don't have a Samsung tablet, but I do use the iBooks app on my iPad to store PDF scores downloaded from IMSLP.

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Re: samsung tablet
«Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 10:53:40 PM »
Indeed, I like having the option work on a single Beethoven sonata instead of from the whole book, and when I print out single pieces they become a mess and I loose pages and it's just a waste of paper. I'd rather buy the book in binding and collect them lol

I wish there was an app for playing and viewing midi files in mmusic notation.
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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«Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 11:46:25 PM »
Indeed, I like having the option work on a single Beethoven sonata instead of from the whole book, and when I print out single pieces they become a mess and I loose pages and it's just a waste of paper. I'd rather buy the book in binding and collect them lol

I wish there was an app for playing and viewing midi files in mmusic notation.
There's a music notation app on the iStore..  no idea if android devices have an equivalent.

That said, have you ever actually tried to have a program translate a midi file to notation? I find it's more trouble than its worth, presumably unless you save your notation file to midi, and then open than midi file in the same notation package..   even then.. I'm unsure midi is capable of saving most of the relevant data needed for a score..  all you get is notes, and you hope that they are properly quantized while its importing.

..or do you have some magical software that I'm unaware of?

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Re: samsung tablet
«Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 01:18:56 AM »
There's a music notation app on the iStore..  no idea if android devices have an equivalent.

That said, have you ever actually tried to have a program translate a midi file to notation? I find it's more trouble than its worth, presumably unless you save your notation file to midi, and then open than midi file in the same notation package..   even then.. I'm unsure midi is capable of saving most of the relevant data needed for a score..  all you get is notes, and you hope that they are properly quantized while its importing.

..or do you have some magical software that I'm unaware of?

Apple logic pro works well with any midi file, any amount of channels,. I also use note flight.com and classical archives.com. voila!
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Re: samsung tablet
«Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 01:29:46 AM »

Apple logic pro works well with any midi file, any amount of channels,. I also use note flight.com and classical archives.com. voila!

what happens if its a contrapuntal piano work..  how do the voices look? split properly with appropriate grouping and stems or like a giant mess?

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«Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 01:33:15 AM »
Depends on the author but if u get the file from classical archives .com the people there do a good job, usually.
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«Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 05:00:56 PM »
Another vote for the ipad.  I have the 3d generation with retina display, and in safari I can go straight to IMSLP, get a public domain pdf, and then open it in iBooks.  I would prefer a paper book every time, but for browsing works you haven't explored, I find it a very convenient.

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«Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 11:40:25 PM »
Another vote for the ipad.  I have the 3d generation with retina display, and in safari I can go straight to IMSLP, get a public domain pdf, and then open it in iBooks.  I would prefer a paper book every time, but for browsing works you haven't explored, I find it a very convenient.

? You can do the same on any android tablet. What about such standard procedures merits a vote for an ipad- when he already has an Android tablet the does the exact same thing?

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Re: samsung tablet
«Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 11:51:23 PM »
She lollol
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«Reply #10 on: December 10, 2012, 11:58:27 PM »
She lollol

Ah, shouldn't have read too much into your username. Didn't fancy going with the name of a lady composer? :-)

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Re: samsung tablet
«Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 03:26:59 AM »
Hey Chopin164621736712346713248132876468123683257, just get an iPad...
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«Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 03:29:50 AM »
my dad got me a samsung and it takes external memory so heck yeah!
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«Reply #13 on: December 11, 2012, 04:44:06 PM »
? You can do the same on any android tablet. What about such standard procedures merits a vote for an ipad- when he already has an Android tablet the does the exact same thing?

I have a first generation iPad and the newer retina one; I have found viewing scores on my old tablet a no-go due to low resolution and general slowness.  OP did not mention which Samsung tablet they are using, so I was advocating both the new iPad which I know is great, and also a high-resolution display.  Not so much a question of procedure, but of convenience dependent on the device.

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«Reply #14 on: December 11, 2012, 06:00:20 PM »
I have a first generation iPad and the newer retina one; I have found viewing scores on my old tablet a no-go due to low resolution and general slowness.  OP did not mention which Samsung tablet they are using, so I was advocating both the new iPad which I know is great, and also a high-resolution display.  Not so much a question of procedure, but of convenience dependent on the device.

Jesus... Do you think that only Ipads have high resolution? You want them to dump their existing tablet on those grounds? I don't believe that they successfully patented the concept of hi-res. I have a very cheap 200 device that does 1024 by 800 (which is considerably higher than the first generation ipad, unless I'm much mistaken). On a 10 inch screen, that's more than adequate- without mentioning the fact that countless models do resolutions as high as the latest ipad and indeed higher still.

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Re: samsung tablet
«Reply #15 on: December 11, 2012, 11:21:57 PM »
I hear the tablet has a bigger screen  :P
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