I'm supprise no one has initiated this issue yet !!!
My question is, I would like to upgrrade my music binders to the new world (portable pc , ipad, tablet...)
Has anyone done the move and where should we go ???
The man with 15 to 20 binders...
No one has the same problem... I'm looking for solutions, please help !!!
Yvan, I don't have quite that problem, but I understand. Dude, 20 binders that's a lot of stuff. At any rate, a few questions for you...
1) Are you going to scan them all in?
2) Do you have a pc with a lot of storage?
3) Do you have an iPad with a lot of storage?
I'd use a pc or mac to scan the docs into files you can assemble your collection in folders with the same content as each of you binders. Then you could convert them into pdf files. Once you have pdf files, you could transfer them to an iPad. However, iPads never have enough internal storage, so you might consider using a cloud storage solution, which would allow you to access the files you want without having to store all of them on your iPad.
I've converted some of my arrangements to word documents, and pdf files. I tried using an iPad to bring them with me to group jams, but I just find it so hard to read them and turn those digital pages. Now, I just collect about a 100 of my favorites in a binder using protector sheets. When I want to move a song into the binder or take one out, it's not that hard, and I can see them better printed on 81/2 by 11 sheets of paper. Others use their iPads because there are a lot of other cool music apps for musicians. My pref at this point is just to use my single binder with my current favorites. If it drops, ain't nothing broken, and if it's stolen, I just print them out again. I do like having them in a digital format to be able to edit and make changes, but keep the originals on my pc, and back them up (a must do task) to a portable storage device for archiving purposes.
Hope that helps a bit.
Scan them all.
Store in at least 2 places
Locate lessons/ official videos/ or good covers in YouTube or any website and download them
For new songs, try using WORDS document to create.
ipads are too small for my eyes but those who don’t need reading glasses it's quite handy. For ipads user, here’s some options.
Hope this help. I’m still learning and hope that there’s more input to this that can help us to improve.
Thanks and just my 2 cents worth.