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Offline embishop

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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2018, 03:08:36 pm »
Thanks, I've got it on 2 devices now but am just going to use Dropbox to manage it online rather than buying that license. It worked for the first song I added! Anyway I'm glad this thread got started cuz I've been wanting to get everything organized. Should be a great tool.

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« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2018, 04:22:52 pm »
It still uses Dropbox to sync. The pc license only allows you to run the Songbook software on a pc which I think is better for typing a lot of tekst and if you need to do a lot of formatting.
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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2018, 04:34:58 pm »
I find it very handy. I jam with some friends every Thursday evening. It so easy to search for new songs with the app
and add them. We use to download them then print out a copy for everyone. Then edit using a pen.
If you search using Chordie there is a icon in the upper right to change song to Chord Pro format.
Makes it easy to edit in Songbook.
Another feature I really like is Tag. I can go the Thursday Jam section and all the songs we're working on are right
there, no need to scroll through the menu looking for a few songs.

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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2018, 04:39:36 pm »
It still uses Dropbox to sync. The pc license only allows you to run the Songbook software on a pc which I think is better for typing a lot of tekst and if you need to do a lot of formatting.

I do all that on my pc using notepad in windows once you know the codes it's really easy. All the codes are in the drop down
window in the edit section of Songbook.
Save the file as a .txt file then send it to my tablet.
 

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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2018, 10:48:25 am »
I do all that on my pc using notepad in windows once you know the codes it's really easy. All the codes are in the drop down
window in the edit section of Songbook.
Save the file as a .txt file then send it to my tablet.

That’s a way to do it. I like having the interface on the laptop.
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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2018, 12:37:06 pm »
I am curious to hear what type/size tablet people use for these programs? I experimented using an iPad mini and I had continual problems with the music not scrolling fast enough, or scrolling too fast. I tried to adjust the scrolling rate, but it was a pain in the butt to get it right every song. I assume that with a larger tablet like a 10’ish inch iPad or the 12’ish inch iPad Pro that this would be less of a problem because there is more real estate to work with. What do people use?


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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2018, 12:40:44 pm »
I’m happy wit 9.7” on my iPad3. Works great for Songbook.
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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2018, 03:27:08 pm »
10" Samsung tablet. Works great and scrolling is not a problem.

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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2018, 01:06:02 pm »
Thanks for the replies Joerfe and Stitch101. I tried Songbook on my wife’s 9.7 inch iPad and the scrolling was much less of a problem. I only tried 4 songs, but they were all pretty good ‘as is’, downloaded from the web,  without needing to edit them. I think the 10.5 inch iPad Pro should work nicely. But, I am going to wait until September to see if a rumored 11 inch iPad Pro will be released. The 12’ish inch iPad would be great, but it is huuuuuuuge and I can’t see myself using it for non-music applications. Thanks again for your help.


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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2019, 02:49:20 am »
I've had the SongBook App for awhile now but haven't really used it that much. I'm learning the Tab for Here Comes The Sun and I realized that rather than trying to follow 5 pages of music I could put it all into SongBook and then have the Tab scroll for me at the speed I was playing, and that would be so much easier. The PDF tab doesn't scroll though so then I wrote it all out last night in a text file on my computer, imported it into Dropbox (which is where I'm keeping all my SongBook files) and now it works perfectly and is so much better than trying to play from 5 pages of music. But - isn't there an easier way to write out the tab then by typing out rows of dashes and adding the fret as a number for the tab? It was 2+ hours of tedious work to tab out that song on my laptop, just copying the tab from the Guitar White Pages book I have, including trying to put the right number of dashes to approximate the time of each note. Am I missing something for how to write in Tab using this App? Or is there another App that writes Tab easier? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

Edited: I looked through some of the other messages in the Music Software section and I think Guitar Pro 7 might be what I'm looking for. I'll check that one out.

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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2019, 04:21:27 am »
You can write out tabs for songbook in windows note pad.
The code is very easy.
If you want a copy of the code pm me and I'll send it to you.
You can also edit the tabs in songbook very easily in songbook.

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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2019, 08:56:35 am »

Edited: I looked through some of the other messages in the Music Software section and I think Guitar Pro 7 might be what I'm looking for. I'll check that one out.

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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2019, 01:31:21 pm »
Thanks stitch and Close. Stitch, I pm’d you. Richard, perhaps a serendipitous post! I thought GuitarPro 7 was a $10 app but apparently not. I’m going to check out the trial version to see what it actually is. I’ll decide in a couple days on the codes, if you have any left. And if they’ll work in Canada. 😃
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Re: music sheets on tablet
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2019, 06:34:55 pm »
Mari
Here's a link to the codes. https://linkesoft.com/songbook/chordproformat.html
There are some new features that I didn't have written out.
One I think is pretty handy is Path to music. It will link to an MP3 file.

You don't need to know all the code to write music in note pad. The title, tabs and chord codes
are the ones I use the most.
The example at the top of the page is really all you need to know. Once you have a song
in Songbook the edit song is really easy all the codes are in a drop down window and you
just click the one you want.

If you down load Music or tabs from the internet get the ones written in Chord Pro.
When searching for tabs/song in Songbook on the internet Chordie is the one I use the most.
The web site Chordie has a feature in the View menu to change to Chord Pro format
then down load right to SongBook. Makes editing, changing Key, ect. very easy.

It's pretty easy to understand but if you need any help I'll be happy to lend a hand.
 

 

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