Just you watch, iPad is going to usher out the sheet-music era in favour of on-screen reading
Apple's new iPad is like a giant iPhone -- and with the size comes the one ability that no other electronic device has been able to master: showing and turning pages of sheet music as cleanly, clearly, legibly and smoothly as old-fashioned ink on paper.
Why should I keep my shelves filled with stacks and stacks of scores -- that constantly get shuffled out of order, because I never have the time or patience to carefully place them back where they should be -- when I can have quick, electronic access?
I've tried doing it with my laptop, but it's incredibly clumsy to read off the screen and scroll pages at the piano. My iPhone's screen is just too small.
So, I, for one, just can't wait.
And, no, I'm not a paid spokesperson for Apple.
Thanks for the comments, guys. I know there has been technology out there for several years that does what the iPad promises. But it's been used by professional musicians only, because of cost. I think the iPad is going to be the device that takes electronic sheet music into the mainstream -- especially given the price.