Even though I LOVE all things paper (I could leave a small fortune in a stationery shop), and my creative side also gets a lot more to say when I’m using pen and paper – when marking music it can go into some kind of a crazy overdrive mode and make my scores (and even worse – my students’ scores!) rather messy. And I don’t know about you, but when I cannot trust what I see on the page, playing the harp gets so much more stressful!
It will be almost 2 years since I got my iPad (after quite a few years of dreaming about it!). Long before I got it I knew that it would be helpful for what I do at the harp. But it turned out to be absolutely INVALUABLE and now I just can’t imagine working without it anymore!
And so in today’s episode I show you how I work with my iPad when playing, teaching, reading and marking up the music.
You will see me using the ForScore app for:
- applying fingering markings
- getting better view of a score in larger print
- drawing perfectly straight brackets (my inner perfectionist is content at last!)
- sharing my music with others
- using stamps function to “reprint” the music for enharmonic changes
- colouring the notes
- organising my music collection… and making sure it’s safely backed up!
I also share my tips for using ForScore for practising reading music and making sight reading more fun – make sure you check this part out!
Watch the video
Time stamps for this episode
0:28 Fingerings, brackets and sharing files
2:40 Drawing staves
3:21 Cleaning up your score
4:10 Enharmonic changes
5:52 Learning to read music?
6:34 Improving your sight reading
7:32 Tags and organising your music
8:33 Enlarging and cropping
9:25 Back up