Rahul wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:12 am
Is a 9.7 screen size enough to read music or should be have bigger screen size as thst also increases cost significantly.
I was wondering the same thing for a while. forScore will crop the pages (I think automatically) to remove the white space, which means that in portrait orientation, a 9.7 inch iPad will display one page of music at a scale of about 90%. If you go for the 10.5 inch, you can display one page at full size. The 12.9 inch is not big enough to display two pages at anything like full size, so there's not much point getting that one unless you want the big screen anyway.
I've found that there's a big difference between having a lot of sheet music and having a lot of sheet music that you play. The iPad / forScore solution obviously does work, but unless you genuinely have lots and lots of pieces on the go at one time, I'm not sure it's any better than paper. I definitely don't think it's any better on a 9.7 inch iPad, which is what I have. I got mine a couple of years ago and it does everything (else) I need just fine. The only point of upgrading would be to move to forScore, and for me it's not worth it. A bigger screen is not better in all respects (they don't fit in the seat pocket of many planes, for example). Also, if you use your iPad for recording / tuning / as a metronome etc., that is probably going to be easier if you are not also using it to display your music
If I was getting a new iPad anyway, I would probably go for the 10.5 inch version and give forScore a try, but if it was me I wouldn't buy an iPad of any size just for that - and definitely not the 9.7 inch.