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)

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!)

Creating Condensed Scores in Sibelius (or hiding staffs you don’t need to see)

Viewing notation files and scores on the iPad is a very useful feature to have. Thankfully Sibelius has Scorch and Finale has Finale iPad Music Viewer available. There are considerations to take into account though when creating scores to transfer over to the iPad. Things like the screen is smaller! Boy would I like that larger prototype iPad that has been floating around the web! … Continue reading Creating Condensed Scores in Sibelius (or hiding staffs you don’t need to see)

AirDisplay App Thoughts and MobileMouse Pro

I have seen an app called AirDisplay, read reviews about it and thought about the app for a long time now. I have always thought that it was an interesting concept but never could convince myself to try it out. The app has been pretty steady in price, about ten dollars. This past week I finally gave it a go. So let me tell you … Continue reading AirDisplay App Thoughts and MobileMouse Pro

Very Exciting Prospects in iPad Music Notation

I was contacted by developer about their app Symphonix Evolution. This is one more app entry into the music notation category. This app does something new that I have been waiting for in a music notation app. It allows me to hit the record button, play the keyboard and then I get music notation! This is the really exciting news! I’ve been waiting for this … Continue reading Very Exciting Prospects in iPad Music Notation

iOS Music Apps Weekend

I just received an email from http://www.newzik.com about their Christmas by Newzik app. If you like singing and playing Christmas songs form your iPad this app could be worth checking out. Especially since it will be free on the 18th and 19th of December, 2011. Notion’s notation app is only $0.99 until the 21st of December. If you have not heard about the new music … Continue reading iOS Music Apps Weekend

Using your iPad and PDF’s to make music in the classroom more efficient.

I am using the iPad to make my life easier and more efficient. That in turn gives me a chance to do my job better as a music teacher. First thing is that I have come up with a workflow that I think is going to streamline one of the biggest hassles we have as music teachers. That job of getting music out to students. … Continue reading Using your iPad and PDF’s to make music in the classroom more efficient.

Sibelius and Scorch for the iPad

I am currently at Band Camp and working hard. I am driving those kids hard too! The more tired at night the better is my philosophy! On Saturday before I left I put my band camp scores that I had already done in Sibelius onto my iPad so I could boot up Scorch for the iPad and use that while at camp. Well come to … Continue reading Sibelius and Scorch for the iPad