Sheet Music Direct for iPad
By Hal Leonard Corporation
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The premier sheet music and guitar tab viewer and score library, providing access to over 100,000 high-quality scores via the World's Largest In-App Sheet Music Store! To get you started, Sheet Music Direct for iPad includes 15 songs - for FREE! Plus, import scanned sheet music PDFs from your personal library via iTunes, Email and Dropbox.
This app is loaded with incredible interactive features including: score playback, multi-track mixing, key transposition, a transposable melody line, one-touch page navigation, set lists, social media sharing tools and more! Bonus tools include a metronome and tuner!
With Sheet Music Direct for iPad, you can create a Sheet Music Direct account right from within the app, allowing you to view and sync all of your purchased sheet music from both your iPad and computer.
If you’re a current Sheet Music Direct customer, simply sign in to your account from within the Sheet Music Direct for iPad app and all of your past purchases will be synchronized and downloaded automatically.
All in-app purchases will automatically be backed up on SheetMusicDirect.us.
SHEET MUSIC LIBRARY
The Library allows you to easily view, sort and search all of your sheet music. We’ve preloaded 15 free songs to get you started! Whether a Sheet Music Direct title or a PDF from your personal library, tapping on a song will open it in the Music Viewer. Features include:
• 2 Library Viewing Modes: List View and Browse View.
• 3 Sorting Options: by Title, Artist or Notation.
• Archive: Move songs into your Archive if you prefer not to view them in your active Library.
• Set Lists: Create, view and edit set lists, all on the fly.
• Preferences: Customize your Music Viewer paper type and background; manage your social media credentials and push notifications; and verify your app version.
SHEET MUSIC VIEWER
The Sheet Music Viewer allows you to view your songs using these cool features and tools:
• Interactive sheets include all or some of the following features: playback controls, a multi-track mixer, transposition and a transposable melody line.
• One-Touch Page Navigation
• Page Zoom
• Set Lists
• Sharing via Facebook, Twitter and Email
• In-App feedback
• Hands-free page turning using Bluetooth pedals. (The Sheet Music Direct for iPad app supports the PageFlip Cicada and the AirTurn BT-105.)
SHEET MUSIC DIRECT IN-APP STORE
The Sheet Music Direct In-App Store - the World's Largest In-App Sheet Music Store - gives you access to more than 100,000 of your favorite songs from your favorite artists arranged for a variety of instruments including piano, voice, guitar, bass and ukulele in a variety of styles including pop, broadway, classical, jazz, rock, country and more! Search, browse and even preview the first page of the score in the Music Viewer to make sure it’s the arrangement you are looking for.
What's New in Version 1.1.2
Push notifications update.
I love the fact that you can download a piece of sheet music and actually have the app play the music, change the tempo, turn on or off the left or right hand (for piano) or voice line, and even visually transpose the sheet music. And you can browse and sample the sheet music by actually playing and hearing the first page from the store. It's awesome. I've been dreaming of an app like this for years. No longer do I have to buy a piece of sheet music and also download the song so I can hear the piano parts - now it's all in one place. Makes it so much easier to pickup and play new music!
If I had one complaint (more as a suggestion for improvement) is that when playing a score, you have to manually navigate back and forth to the coda. If the sheet music is digital, why can't it just re-write out the repeated sections of music instead of having to go back and forth manually? Or, at least give you a button to go back to the correct page instead of having to remember what page number the coda was on. That's the only reason why I did not give it 5 stars.
Another minor nuance is that when previewing the music, you return to the app library page instead of back to the page you were at the store - this should return you to where you were in the store so you can buy or keep shopping. Right now, after you preview, you then have to click the button at the bottom to return to the store.
Page 2 doesn't show up about a third of the time
For most of the music I have, page 2 mysteriously will go blank from time to time. If I skip forward to page 3 and then come back to page 2, it will usually redraw itself correctly, but this is incredibly annoying, not to mention disruptive to the playing of the music. One other review noted a similar problem last year, so I assume the developers are either unaware of this problem, or haven't been able to reproduce it. I myself can't figure out the pattern - the blank page 2 doesn't occur when you first view a song - I usually notice it only after I've been reading a song for a while to play on my piano. I'll get to the end, flip back to page one and then go to page 2 and suddenly it's blank whereas it had been fine a few minutes earlier. However, I don't know any deterministic way to reproduce this problem. Nonetheless, it occurs often enough that for really important songs, I will print them to a printer, then scan them back into a PDF that I can view in another app, just to make sure I don't get blank page 2s.
Well, you can use it
This application was last updated over a year ago and it shows that it's not really being developed. It's such a shame as it could be so good with bug fixes and small enhancements. I often lose pages, that is they just go blank. Much fiddling required to get them to show. It crashes often. The pages turn really slow, etc. Then small enhancements like I've seen on other sheet viewers where you can zoom the music so it just takes the inch of white space around away and the score fills the entire screen. For us older types it makes all the difference. I know you can "pinch" but when you turn the page etc. You can see better in landscape mode but then you can't turn pages. The interface in general is not what you would expect from an iPad application. I've got 40 sheets that I bought in their DOT com website that apparently can't be downloaded because you have to buy them in the DOT us website. I don't even mind paying again but I might just wait to see if another company is going to develop a better app.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Aug 20, 2012
- Version: 1.1.2
- Size: 18.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hal Leonard Corp.
- © 2012 Hal Leonard Corp.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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