Today's guest post is written by Hugh Sung, faculty Collaborative Pianist at the Curtis Institute of Music and tireless advocate of technology for both performance and learning. One of the coming revolutions in music performance and education will be happening in the next few years with the increased use of tablet devices for reading music. If you're interested in investing in an AirTurn Professional Package for your tablet or laptop-based music reading needs, be sure to check out the awesome deal for Collaborative Piano Blog readers listed at the end of the article...
This is the world of the paperless pianist, working with scores in digital format. When physical hindrances are removed, learning and making music simply becomes freer and more effective. To that end, the AirTurn was designed with musicians in mind, offering a simple, plug-and-play hands-free solution for the age-old problem of page turns. The companion program MusicReader enables Mac and PC users to easily convert scanned paper scores, as well as Finale or Sibelius files and downloaded PDFs, into digital sheet music files that can be accessed, read, and annotated in myriads of ways.
AirTurn Professional Package, which includes the AirTurn AT-104 page turner transmitter, the MusicReader program, and 2 silent pedals for bi-directional page turns, when purchased from our web store. Upon checkout, apply the coupon code CP10 to apply your discount (coupon expires April 30, 2010).
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