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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanicelo View Post
    I read paper books more often
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    I use two apps on an Android tablet,
    OpenSongApp which is free and designed by, I think, a chap in Scotland for Church/Worship use, but it works for heathens too. He runs a website and is very responsive to queries and with updates.
    GuitarTapp Pro has a modest cost, (non Pro version is free), I think from Australia, infrequent updates and I've never received a reply to any queries.

    Both have their pluses and minuses, I prefer OpenSong, but use GuitarTapp when I need backing tracks, because it links easier and adjusts the text scrolling to mp3s.

    Either way, I think any app will only work as good as the work you put into setting it up for your usage. I see a lot of negative reviews on Google Play for example from people who seem to expect instant perfection wthout reading the manual or putting in the work.

    I do not download chordsheets directly to the apps, I create .txt files and place these in the appropriate directory.
    There are a number of reasons for this;
    1. The internet is not always correct.
    2. Different fonts from the source to the app can result in chord symbols being wrongly positioned. I always use a font with equal spacing for each letter.
    3. I adjust each line of lyrics so that they will contain the same number of bars so that all song sections scroll at the same rate.
    4. Probably others I can't recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageGibson View Post
    I use two apps on an Android tablet,
    1. The internet is not always correct.
    Yes! When it comes to chord charts, my experience is that the internet is rarely correct. And even more rarely correct and complete.

    I use a large iPad Pro with the unrealbook app, and make all my charts by hand (and ear). I use PDFs, and can almost always fit a song on one page, so I don't need to scroll. (American Pie is a notable exception!) Using PDFs, I loose the ability to instantly transpose, which I know is important to some, but it's not often an issue. I mostly play with acoustic guitarists, who generally have no hang-ups about using capos. Sometimes I'll write a song up in two keys, and that plus a capo covers most vocal ranges.

    I have more than 3000 song charts on my iPad--I can't imagine how many paper binders that would fill up!

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    i read both ebooks and paperbacks. I also mostly work on my tablet or laptop to write an essay in college, some writing, and more. I'm so comfortable. Now, by the way, I'm working on creating a speech about the importance of reforming the education sector in today's context. I dig this speech writing service. A very good platform to do both your writing and help writing speeches, presentations, and more. I strongly advise you to pay attention to this site.
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    To me this is all comparatively new stuff I got into folk music back in late 1950's through local folk clubs where we got up an sang on the floor with no written material. We did write down the lyrics in our personal notebooks and sat at home working out guitar or banjo chords ready for the club evening. We did get some written material from the Sing Out magazine which we devoured eagerly. When I began getting interested in ukuleles and transfering the music I learnt long ago onto the ukulele I was amazed at the information and materials available out there.Until then my computer had been mainly used for my birding interests so sites like UU have opened up a whole new world for my musical interests although I still like to sit down and learn to play without my crib sheet which is usually my tablet.

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    I prefer to read ebooks. It’s more convenient for me, I'm currently reading "Mind power into 21 century" by John Kehoe. I like reading books on self-development and psychology. I have always been interested in this topic and that's why I chose the faculty of esotericism and parapsychology. I take a lot of information not only from books but from the Internet and various resources, for example https://eduzaurus.com/free-essay-samples/social-media/ On the topic of esoterics, not everywhere you can find examples, but here I found several works on my topic, and it is absolutely free, and this is rare in our time
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    I use a Windows-based tablet both as an e-reader with the Kindle app and a pdf reader, but mostly I use it in conjunction with ABC files to both display music notation whilst playing the music at the same time ... I can get it to play melody whilst I strum along, (or vice-versa), even emulate a different instrument ... it's nice to have another "instrument" to play along with at home

    If I find a piece of music in a "real" book that I can't quite get the "feel" for, I find it very useful to be able to transcribe it onto the tablet, then have it "play along" whilst I learn it

    However, I do have several feet of shelf space dedicated to music books, so I won't be changing over to "purely digital" anytime soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiL View Post
    I have more than 3000 song charts on my iPad--I can't imagine how many paper binders that would fill up!
    - FiL
    A "standard" (approx 1 1/2" - 4cm) ring binder will hold 250-300 sheets of paper. With a song on each side of a sheet that's about 600 songs. 3,000 songs would likely need at least 5 A4 folders, rather more if, like me, you prefer the thinner folders. That's starting to get both bulky and heavy and needs a comprehensive index to be able to find anything easily!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kypfer View Post
    A "standard" (approx 1 1/2" - 4cm) ring binder will hold 250-300 sheets of paper. With a song on each side of a sheet that's about 600 songs. 3,000 songs would likely need at least 5 A4 folders, rather more if, like me, you prefer the thinner folders. That's starting to get both bulky and heavy and needs a comprehensive index to be able to find anything easily!

    Enjoy
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