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    Richard McVeigh has just done a review of his music reading set-up. He uses an iPad with forScore software. He demonstrates useing the face gesture page turning feature to turn pages.

    Aarnoud de Groen also uses this setup, which you can see in his recent videos.

    I have been using an iReg Blue Turn to turn pages with my foot. While this is better than using a hand to turn a page, there are times when your feet are also busy. The facial gesture is an improvement.

    Bill

    My home organ: Content M5800 as a midi controller for Hauptwerk

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    Richard also points out some serious problems in using the face gesture such as having less than 100% reliability, using unnatural gestures, and of course having to buy a subscription service for forScore. Then there is the impression you leave your audience or congregation with as you continually distort your face and they have no idea why. Starting to look like a Victor Borge routine?

    For an organist, I’d recommend the tongue switch or the bite switch. Perhaps in different flavors? www.musictabletstore.com/en/special-switches/32-foot-switches.html

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    • myorgan
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      I've seen organists bob & weave all over the organ bench to the point I wondered if they'd fall off. I would think a discreet face gesture would not be an issue. Generally, the organist is back-to the audience, or if sitting sideways, (s)he could program the reader to read face gestures from the opposite side of the face.

      What I really want to know is how it works when the piece repeats back 3-4 pages, then skips to a Coda? I would imagine that would be a score copying issue vs. a page-turning issue, though.

      Michael

    • Moller Artiste
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      I have the iPad Pro and the forScore subscription. Page turning is very unreliable for me even after much practicing. However, it could be the way I turn my head. I had 4 discs replaced in my neck and they are fused as a unit. Head turning is very different since the surgery. Otherwise, I still like the setup when I'm able to reach up to the iPad and manually swipe to change pages. Allen

  • #3
    myorgan commented:
    What I really want to know is how it works when the piece repeats back 3-4 pages, then skips to a Coda? I would imagine that would be a score copying issue vs. a page-turning issue, though.

    Michael, Richard says in the video that ForScore has the ability for repeats and codas to be inserted, so that you only need to turn pages in one direction. For example a 5 page score where pages 1 and 2 repeat and page 5 is the coda could be set up pages 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 5. That would solve the problem.

    Also, to your point, Hkleb, seeing a tube constantly inserted in a performer's mouth would be more disconcerting to me than an occasional mouth twitch.



    Bill

    My home organ: Content M5800 as a midi controller for Hauptwerk

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    • myorgan
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      Thank you, Bill. I got bored with all the talking, so I watched it at 2x the normal speed so I could catch the high points. That must've not been a high point, or he had lost my attention at that point.;-) I have the attention span of a gnat!

      Thanks for the clarification.

      Michael

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    I scanned in a hymnal and show two pages on a 24-inch touchscreen. Tap forward, double-tap rearward, using PDF-Exchange Editor - one purchase has two installs. Oddly enough, I have a wireless 10-inch-something iPad that I got free for agreeing to a 24-month wireless plan, which is crazy because it's almost exactly the purchase price of the iPad at the end of the 24 months, and I still have an iPad. If I had it -- my mom somehow adopted it. Is the flashing of the camera in the video due to it rapidly turning on and off? If so, is that conducive to great battery life?
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