Countdown to iPad – Sheet Music II (Use Case 14)

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Sheet music Rockband style
Sheet music Rockband style

In Countdown to iPad – Sheet Music (Use Case 2) we introduced iPad as an effective way to manage sheet music.

Once sheet music is in the iPad, there is so much more you can do with it. Add a wireless mic/acoustic pickup and the right software and you have an iPad that can listen to you play. As some of our readers imagined, this would make it possible for the iPad to know when to automatically turn the page. Moreover, adding Rockband-like-qualities to the sheet music software turns your iPad into a music teacher/trainer.

Sheet music Rockband style
Sheet music Rockband style

iPad: Where Rockband and sheet music collide.

A special thanks to Joshua Mace for the original sheet music concept. You can find him on twitter: @joshmace

Countdown to iPad Series – There are countless articles and posts citing what the iPad isn’t or won’t be good at. We think they are wrong. Join us as we celebrate the countdown to iPad’s debut by posting a daily iPad use case.

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We have many iPad use case scenarios queued up, but could always use more. Please comment and share your iPad ideas below.

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2 thoughts on “Countdown to iPad – Sheet Music II (Use Case 14)”

  1. It would also be cool to be able to quickly and easily create our own sheet music or tablature for guitarists. As portable as the iPad is…it would be easy to bring it along to jam sessions or creative collaborations to quickly jot down something someone shows or teaches you, or to jot down that emerging song.

  2. The ipad display is too small for this, about 2/3 the size of regular sheetmusic. I would love to use this, especially on dark stages, but I just wouldn't be able to read it. Maybe in a future version of the ipad.

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