Navigation in OnSong and ForScore – Video

So while working with OnSong and ForScore this past week it hit me how different each approaches navigation in your music. Not sure which is “right”. I’d like to see both apps be able to show portions of two pages as OnSong does when scrolling up and down. I’d like for both apps to have the ability to add hotspots as ForScore does to deal … Continue reading Navigation in OnSong and ForScore – Video

MusicJot – a Handwritten Music Notation on iPad

In January 2017 the Music Notation iOS app world grew. MusicJot by Mona Lisa Sound was one of those apps that actually has been released that works well. In January I did discover that there is another Music notation app being developed as well but that app is still in beta. I do find it very interesting that both of these music notation apps focus on … Continue reading MusicJot – a Handwritten Music Notation on iPad

Notion on iPad Tips

Notion for iOS – $14.99 Well this weekend I decided to create four keyboard parts for my electronic group. I also decided that I was going to use Notion on my iPad to do that. I’ve come up with a few tips for you…. I worked WAY better in “Continuous View” which is strange because I kind of hate that view in Sibelius on a laptop. … Continue reading Notion on iPad Tips

Essential iPad Apps For Marching Band Directors (during the prep for marching season)

Are you a Marching Band Director with an iPad? Well then you are probably working through much of the same preparation as I am. How does my iPad help me in all of this craziness? DRILL PREP: In the prep of the drill I have my iPad on the entire time even though I am writing drill in Pyware 3D. On the iPad I use UnRealBook … Continue reading Essential iPad Apps For Marching Band Directors (during the prep for marching season)

Using an iPad to share PDF Music annotations with others (Or for you use later in the future)

I teach Band. That means Marching Season for our area at this time of the year. My iPad is a life saver for me during this time. I keep all my music on the iPad for one thing. I have all of our music and drill books for the season scanned and in PDF form. Directors score for our marching show, all the instrumental parts … Continue reading Using an iPad to share PDF Music annotations with others (Or for you use later in the future)

Notion on the iPad for Band Directors (or anyone actually!)

If you are using an iPad and you also need to use a music notation program, I would hope by now that you are aware of Notion for the iPad. Of course Notion is not JUST for the iPad though. That is actually one of the beautiful things about this app!  You can have it on your laptop and your iPad making it all that … Continue reading Notion on the iPad for Band Directors (or anyone actually!)

This Changes Things! Band Directors take note! (Updated)

If you use an iPad, teach band and use Essential Elements Methods book ….. Then you need to be aware of the updates Hal Leonard has put together! Check out this link… http://www.halleonard.com/ee/interactive/ The interactive iBooks they have for every instrument is going to change the way I teach! This is taking the simple scanning of a book I already own to a different level. … Continue reading This Changes Things! Band Directors take note! (Updated)

Chromatik in the Band Room

No, no, I am not talking about the chromatic scale! I m talking about the online music website for “learning music together”. Well, that’s what THEY say on their web site! Practice, Share, Record and Collect your music online – those are the highlights of what this site is about. What Chromatik allows us musicians to do is to put our PDF sheet music online … Continue reading Chromatik in the Band Room