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  • Replacing a music stand with an Ipad or Kindle

    Please lets not get into the music stand/no stand argument. I use a stand for a couple of reasons, #1 being 

    I'm an old fart, and can't remember s***, especially lyrics. 

    Problem is compounded by playing in two different bands with differing roles and responsibilitles. In one band I sing aprox 1/2 the vocs, and I need some memory jog for that. The other group I'm a sideman, bassist, harmony singer for an original writer, we dont practice as much and as a sideman I need some help remembering arrangements.

    I've seen lots of people using a pad device clamped to a mic stand and I really like the clean uncluttered look.

    I'm not interested in backing track functions. Just need easy to read (for a farsighted old guy) lyrics and chord charts. Some way to organize multiple sets/lists. Something that is readable for an old guy and not too dang complicated.

    So, when I replace my aging laptop, what machine and ap do I need to buy? Ipad? Are there aps for Kindle that do this?

     


  • #2

    I'm also interested in using a kindle to replace a stand and binder.

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    • rodclement
      rodclement commented
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      Apps:

      Android: Lyricpad

      Ipad: Onsong

       

      I favor Lyricpad on android for it's simplicity, and since I have been using it since it was created. There are dozens of threads here on Harmony about this.

      Rod


  • #3
    I use a kindle fire and use guitar tapp. It's great!! However the kindle fire is to darn small and I'm not that old... I'm looking at using my laptop now. I'm also having trouble finding a good adapter for the kindle to hook up to the mic stand that is REASONABLY priced!

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    • steve mac
      steve mac commented
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      I think android tablets are the better bet as an all around tablet but I ended up with an iPad because there is more choice of app for musicians and also as mentioned above more selection of accessories such as mike stand holders etc.

      Not been let down in about a years use (iPad 3 and Onsong)

      Cheers Steve


    • rodclement
      rodclement commented
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      Sick boy78 wrote:
      I use a kindle fire and use guitar tapp. It's great!! However the kindle fire is to darn small and I'm not that old... I'm looking at using my laptop now. I'm also having trouble finding a good adapter for the kindle to hook up to the mic stand that is REASONABLY priced!

      check out ram mounts

      Rod



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