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Offline pianist7s

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What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:47:06 PM »
   Sorry if this isn't in the correct forum section, but I wanted opinions on what tablet is good for sheet music? I been carrying my piano books or sheet music in a folder when I go practice at my church,and sometimes the sheet music get crumble or wet. So, since its extended Black Friday deals I been looking at variety different tablets. I'm just unsure what size of tablet I need for sheet music. I seen Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black for $29 on Amazon. Maybe I need 10 inch tablet.

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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 11:00:09 PM »
I'm just going through the same thing. I have an account with Musicnotes.com and use their sheet music displayer. Bottom line: it boils down to personal comfort with respect to how 'satisfied' the individual is with the size of the music displayed in various size tablets. Because my 9.7" tablet produced an image that was smaller than I wanted (the display app is free), I invested $80 in an RCA 11.5" Galileo Pro with an Android operating system. For me personally, that 'works', but is still smaller than I would like. Consequently, if I decide that I will use the device enough to justify the purchase, and because I only plan to use such a tablet/laptop to display sheet music, I will consider 14"-15" 2 in 1's. Musicnotes sheet music display app will work for Android or Windows, up to and including Windows 10. Although I have yet to decide whether I want to make the purchase, I have seen refurbished 14-15" 2 in 1's on Amazon. Again, I think the decision ultimately boils down to what size will please the specific individual.  Good luck.

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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 12:06:39 AM »


Yuja wang using tablet in concert. I wouldn't use anything smaller than this.

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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 03:56:29 AM »
I have been trying to determine what exact tablet product Yuja Wang is using in that video. People in the comments say it's an Ipad Pro -- but the biggest Ipad is 12.9 inches, isn't it? Yuja's tablet looks so much bigger. Apparently there is a Samsung Galaxy 'View' which is a whopping 18.4 inches.

I'm confused. Can anyone identify the tablet in that video?

If it really is an Ipad Pro of 12.9 inches, it looks plenty big enough. But something tells me it's bigger. It looks like it's at least the length of her forearm, which is a cubit (for you ancient-history buffs) and therefore 17 or 18 inches. What the hell is this thing?

In any case, an 18.4 inch Samsung Galaxy View is bloody expensive. I want one though!

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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 04:04:27 PM »
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I'd get this one  because its desiged for music
tje big Samsung is cool  it basically a small TV a little big to be practical the eyes are used ti reading from a certain size so larger when I played w it was distracting  but could he useful w someone w bad or failing eyesight

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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 07:43:30 PM »
Samsung Galaxy View 18.4 inch is about $500.00 on Amazon. I'll wait for Chinese knockoffs

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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 05:16:55 AM »
I use a 12.9 inch iPad Pro, the screen is around the size of an A4 paper, I use imslp for all my sheet music, and it's very convenient with this Tablet, just browse, and save the score to iBooks. The Retina display also helps me see very intricate or complex passages clearly.

But for actual studying I prefer to print the score, too much staring into an iPad hurts the eye.

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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 08:45:38 AM »
I use a 6 year old ipad and sheet music reader app...you don't have to spend 1500 if you're not a pro lol
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Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 01:22:27 PM »
I use a 6 year old ipad and sheet music reader app...you don't have to spend 1500 if you're not a pro lol
correct in that for ROI that would be the most appropriate but there's plenty of high level amateurs that mike like/want it and tons of them have the cash

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Re: What's good Tablet for Sheet Music
«Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 01:40:27 PM »
I have the Kindle Fire.  I put some music on it, and can say that while it's great for books you will NOT be happy trying to read music on it.  It's just too small. 
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