Friday, April 9, 2010

If I had an iPad

By the time the iPad is available in New Zealand the forScore app might already be available.

How cool would that be? Great for practicing, and it even has a visual metronome feature, "allowing you to see, not hear, the timing. It's the metronome Beethoven never had".

Not that the visual metronome would be the hot selling point for me, but the whole concept of carrying the score along in this handy and useful format is mind-blowing. I wondered if our genre of music would be covered, but no excuses, they claim: "With forScore, you can add your own files - digitize your own sheet music, or find thousands of pieces available for free online at sites like bandmusicpdf.org or imslp.org."
 
IMSLP and other sources of that ilk would do it for us.

Here's their official announcement:
Portland, OR, April 2, 2010 — MGS Development today officially announced the upcoming release and pricing of forScore, exclusively for iPad.
ForScore, the musical score reader for iPad, will be available in early April for $2.99 through iTunes and the iPad App Store. ForScore allows users to take over 1300 pages of beautifully rendered score with them on the go, featuring 18 world-renowned composers and almost 300 different titles. With innovative and remarkable features like the visual metronome, forScore is more than just a library of score - it’s a musician’s perfect companion.

Read more about what you can do with it...

1 comment:

daharja said...

Ahhh, but where does the geekologie end?

(Says me, who is currently in the process of hooking up my keyboard to my computer, and is scouting for decent microphones).

Love that technology! :-)