iPad for accompanists
Date: April 8, 2015
I recently joined the 21st century and started using ForScore on my iPad when I'm accompanying choirs. I especially like the convenience of using the bluetooth foot switch to turn pages, and the ability to carry all the music for all the groups I'm working with in one small, neat package. One of the conductors I work for is leery of my using it in performance -- says he wouldn't want to depend on it, that he wouldn't "trust it" in a performance situation. I'm interested in hearing from other accompanists who have used this method -- is this a reliable method? What are the possible pitfalls? What are the odds the iPad would mysteriously go blank in the middle of the Brahms Requiem? Does it make sense to always keep my paper copies handy just in case? Thanks for your time.
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