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#429258 - 02/25/17 09:03 AM My new Digital Music Reader
Jerryghr Offline
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Registered: 01/14/02
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
I just purchased another Music reader as a backup to my 19" Dell Inspiron "all in one" which calls up the sheets with registrations.

Check out:

http://protwelve.com/

A 12.2" All in one for $227 at WalMart. It is an amazing buy.

Here are a few pics (not my normal setup....only to show the size of the tablet.)

It works great with Mobilesheets app. This app will also allow calling up sheets from the keyboard but I haven't tried it yet.

A great product for the price.

PS: My vocalist is using a 10.1" Lenovo from BestBuy for lyrics. (on sale last week for $79.)

Regards,
Jerry



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#429262 - 02/25/17 09:41 AM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
tony mads usa Offline
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Loc: East Greenwich RI USA
Jerry ... looks great ... I also like the +3 transpose indication on the music for "All The Way" wink

I am STILL living in the dark ages, using lead sheets of all types ... how would I get those into a music reader such as that?
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#429264 - 02/25/17 10:02 AM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: tony mads usa]
Jerryghr Offline
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Tony,

At this price it is very affordable and easy. Once you go digital you will never go back. That's why I purchased this backup. I showed an 84 year old singer, and now they won't give up their tablet.


Just put the tablet on your music stand.

I have over 600 individual songs and several music books on the device. (in case of requests). Too many to commit to memory plus as you pointed out they can be annotated to include transpose, special notes, etc.

The whole Wikiphonia library is available on Synthzone in PDF
format, and Hammer has shared his PDF song library.

There are tons of music books on line and you just cut and paste the songs you need in free PDF editors.

Another option is scanning your current sheets. I wasn't crazy about doing that.

Give it a try. They have a 15 day return policy if it's not for you.

Regards,

Jerry




Edited by Jerryghr (02/25/17 10:10 AM)

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#429269 - 02/25/17 11:47 AM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
Stephenm52 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 4723
Loc: USA
Wow Jerry that was a great buy. I've been using an iPad for quite a few years for lead sheets, but the iPad was quite a bit more money.

Tony, I'll be back home in mid March but figure come April I'll have plenty of time on my hands and I think you know why smile smile I'd be happy to help you out, I have hundreds of lead sheets and fake books in digital form, I'll be happy to share them with you and assist you any way I can.

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#429270 - 02/25/17 12:01 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
Dnj Offline
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All you chart readers how much time do you devote to memorizing songs? This way the chart isn't a crutch.... Especially as a solo act... I could understand it's uses playing with others.


Edited by Dnj (02/25/17 12:02 PM)

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#429271 - 02/25/17 12:12 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Stephenm52]
Jerryghr Offline
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
Originally Posted By Stephenm52
I'd be happy to help you out, I have hundreds of lead sheets and fake books in digital form, I'll be happy to share them with you and assist you any way I can.


Now that's an offer you can't refuse.

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#429273 - 02/25/17 12:28 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Dnj]
Jerryghr Offline
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Registered: 01/14/02
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
Originally Posted By Dnj
This way the chart isn't a crutch....


In my case my visual cortex works much better than my auditory cortex when entertaining. smile

Jerry


Edited by Jerryghr (02/25/17 12:29 PM)

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#429274 - 02/25/17 12:38 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
Bill Lewis Offline
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Registered: 11/12/08
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Loc: Bluffton/Hilton Head SC USA
Memorizing is the best but if you are in a variety of situations where you need lots of different types of music it can be hard. Not doing a song for a while will cause you to lose it from memory. If your doing a lot of the same thinga on a regular basis I'd say yes, memorize your setlist.
I love using my IPAd but I still keep a regular book of tunes for solo piano jobs.
Now if I could only learn how to change setups on my BK9 along with song choices I'd be a happy guy.
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#429276 - 02/25/17 12:43 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Bill Lewis]
Jerryghr Offline
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Registered: 01/14/02
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
Bill,

I agree. I don't rely on the monitor for every chord, but instead uses it as a quick reference for the song. It is another tool in the "musician's tool box".

......and being able to pull up an unfamiliar song request sure adds to the tip jar.

Regards,

Jerry


Edited by Jerryghr (02/25/17 12:48 PM)

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#429278 - 02/25/17 12:57 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
tony mads usa Offline
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Loc: East Greenwich RI USA
Originally Posted By Jerryghr
Originally Posted By Stephenm52
I'd be happy to help you out, I have hundreds of lead sheets and fake books in digital form, I'll be happy to share them with you and assist you any way I can.


Now that's an offer you can't refuse.


It just may be an offer I WON'T refuse ...
thanks, Steve ...
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