Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

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Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

Postby pjones235 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:59 pm

I've been looking at tablets that I would use to view sheet music... anybody have any recommendations for an affordable tablet?

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Postby fun123 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:10 am

I would definitely go with an android based tablet. Anything that has an Android operating system will work a great deal like a pc and will be very affordable. I would just go with one of the ones that you can buy for around $100, that technology is progressing so fast that no matter what you get it will be obsolete in a week and it is going to continue like that for the next couple of years. Just find one with great reviews on Amazon. Happy tablet hunting :)

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Re: Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

Postby pjones235 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:15 pm

I've looked at some of them... What's an ideal size for viewing music?

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Re: Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

Postby pml » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:51 am

What sort of music are you intending to read from it? Are you possibly going to be performing music from it? (If the latter, then larger screen real-estate is preferable for clarity.)

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Re: Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

Postby pjones235 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:05 pm

Not necessarily for performing, but just to have handy so I don't have sheet music all over the place. Probably mostly for cello...

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Re: Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

Postby Peterdyson49 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:52 pm

Study score size.... my netbook is okay for concert's but I would still prefer something a little bigger... so I am looking for recommendati0ons too! Some of the book readers read pdf files. Ideas?

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Postby pjones235 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:04 pm

Which netbook would that be?

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Postby Peterdyson49 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:31 pm

Just a Hewlett Packard Mini... but it gets a bit warm to hold for the longer Mahler symphonies!... and it does not open flat...so I would like a 10" book reader... I think!!! And it is not much use in the opera house.... the reflection disturbs the neighbours.. but in the right seat and with binoculars I can follow the conductor's score!!! Actually sometimes I just sit back and watch and listen!

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Re: Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

Postby pjones235 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:30 pm

What would make that better than, say, the Velocity Micro Cruz? I mean I'd pretty much only be using for IMSLPDroid.....

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Re: Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

Postby pml » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:57 am

Philip, user “therapdece” is a spammer — you may wish to treat hir recommendation with due scepticism, accordingly.

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Re: Cheap tablet for viewing sheet music...

Postby Peterdyson49 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:03 pm

Trying out a 10" Pocketbook now.. and so far it seems okay... page turn overs a bit slow in Presto... but certainly more convenient than my netbook.
A pound to a penny at then end of the day I am going to say I prefer a printed full score.. even if they are heavy to lug around!!

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