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    Look like most of you recommend ForScore
    I guess I will bite the bullet to have that installed today
    I know my this year spending after this app is :
    Then a Bluetooth paddle
    Then a full size iPad Pro
    Ha ha it’s like a snowball effect. There is no end!
    Thank you for sharing your experience and advice. I knew this is the perfect group to ask!
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    My neighbor has forScore and he made a DIY footpedal (lots of youtube videos on this). He loaned it to me for a few days and it works well but I tend to tap my foot to the beat so it wasn't the best option for me ROTFL so I opted to make semi shorthand versions of songs in a pdf playbook for myself with one song per page.
    Let us know how a paddle works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziret View Post
    Have you tried using it with a laptop computer?
    I'm a Mac user, not PC/Windows, the only reason I ever used a Windows (and Android) tablet is for MobileSheets Pro. A laptop is landscape, music is portrait. I design all my own PDF sheets on my MacBook Pro to be a single page that I transfer to the tablet with Dropbox. I actually think Mike Zuber who created MobileSheets Pro, made a mistake choosing to make a Windows 10 version instead of an iOS version, I'm sure iPads far outsell to musicians than Windows tablets.

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    I'm a Linux user and am not a fan of either Windows or Mac. I only got an iPad because at the time there was nothing comparable in Android which I prefer to iOS. I've recently got a very nice 10" Android tablet for half the price of an iPad or Samsung tablet which I put mobile sheets Pro on. I create my own music and song sheets and aim to make everything a single page like the poster above so no need for page turners or scrolling. I dislike scrolling because it's very difficult to get the scroll rate right to fit with the song/tune as you sing or play it. (Very difficult = almost impossible, in my experience).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tootler View Post
    I'm a Linux user and am not a fan of either Windows or Mac. I only got an iPad because at the time there was nothing comparable in Android which I prefer to iOS. I've recently got a very nice 10" Android tablet for half the price of an iPad or Samsung tablet which I put mobile sheets Pro on. I create my own music and song sheets and aim to make everything a single page like the poster above so no need for page turners or scrolling. I dislike scrolling because it's very difficult to get the scroll rate right to fit with the song/tune as you sing or play it. (Very difficult = almost impossible, in my experience).
    Autoflap could let you record your playing then flap seamlessly at your own speed. Too bad the creators never update the app
    how do you squeeze sheets into a single page.
    Some songs are four to five pages long
    Please advise. Thanks much
    Yes those large size tablets are great for this purpose.
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    ForSore purchased but page doesn't do auto flap.
    I must have screwed up somewhere.
    I saw SETLIST in the menu but now disappeared.
    I am usually very good with this kind of thing . I should have waited until I have my smart pill before I start fooling around with it. What to do. What to do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Autoflap could let you record your playing then flap seamlessly at your own speed. Too bad the creators never update the app
    how do you squeeze sheets into a single page.
    Some songs are four to five pages long
    Please advise. Thanks much
    Yes those large size tablets are great for this purpose.
    I don't include chord diagrams in my songs to start with. It's not necessary. I keep those on a separate sheet for reference if needed. I use "chord pro" format for lyrics and chords that is chords on the same line as the lyrics in square brackets like this: [C] and I highlight them in red so they stand out. Being in the UK I use A4 page size and keep the margins reasonably small (usually 1.5cm). Unless the song is long I use a 14 point sans serif font for readability and if the song has a chorus I write it out once then simply write "chorus" at the end of each verse. If the song is very long I will reduce the font and, if necessary use 2 columns. I mostly don't include musical notation on my song sheets. If I do and it doesn't fit on the page with the lyrics I will put it on a second page as it's there as a reminder rather than to be used while actually singing. That way I can get 90% of my songs on a single page. I don't generally scan or download song sheets but create them in Libre Office Writer on my laptop (any word processor will do) and save them to PDF in Dropbox for transfer to my tablet. I do download lyrics/chords as plain text files - saves a lot of typing and I do have a little piece of software that will convert chord names written above the line to chord pro format.

    Hope that helps. When I'm next on my laptop, I'll upload an example sheet. I'm on my iPad just now and it's easier from the laptop
    Geoff Walker

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    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    ForSore purchased but page doesn't do auto flap.
    I must have screwed up somewhere.
    I saw SETLIST in the menu but now disappeared.
    I am usually very good with this kind of thing . I should have waited until I have my smart pill before I start fooling around with it. What to do. What to do...
    Be patient. It always takes time to get to know software properly and to learn to use it. There is a help file built into ForScore which is actually quite good. You can access it from the menu on the right hand side of the page. Tap on the right of the page somewhere near the top and the menu should drop down.
    Geoff Walker

    I have several ukuleles in various sizes and am not planning on getting any more...

    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

    Internet:
    You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TootlinGeoff
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/tootlingeoff

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    Here is a link to one of my song sheets. I tried to upload it but it was bigger than the largest size UU allows. You'll notice that if the chords repeat in the same pattern in several verses I just put them in for the first verse. The bridge, near the bottom has a different set of chords.

    Fields of Gold
    Geoff Walker

    I have several ukuleles in various sizes and am not planning on getting any more...

    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

    Internet:
    You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TootlinGeoff
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/tootlingeoff

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    Oh I see how you managed to squeeze into a single page. I play only finger style so the song can be more than three pages because of all the notes.
    I think I found the tool that supposed to train ForScores to flap pages. I have not tried it yet. The menu does not give you much instruction so it can't be too difficult . Just like Iphone, seems to me that there are some hidden tools the app creator assumes you already know about it.
    Brenda

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