New blog/e-book: Going Digital for Musicians

Posted: August 2, 2012 in blogs, e-books, iPad, sheet music

I read Going Digital for Musicians last night and it went straight into my blogroll.  It’s by Hugh Sung, collaborative pianist and co-founder of AirTurn.  So far, it contains:

  • A case for digital music
  • A short history of digital music
  • A primer for transitioning from paper music to digital music (beginner-friendly, with lots of step-by-step instructions)
  • Profiles/case studies of working musicians and how they made the transition

Although it’s hosted on, it’s really more of a book than a blog, and the author states as much.  It’s a “deep read” with each post as a mini-chapter, and I got the most out of it by reading the posts sequentially, starting from Introduction: From Paper to Pixels.

So grab a cup of tea, get settled in, and read Going Digital for Musicians.  And do put it in your news reader – the author has been using digital music for over a decade and he has a lot of expertise to share.

(P.S. One cool tip I found on the blog: An iPad keyboard case is a great substitute for a missing or broken music rack on a piano – see below.)

Credit: Going Digital for Musicians

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  1. John Manson says:

    excellent find! was just about to scan in my vocal score for Mahler 8, but instead just downloaded it from imslp! I also am using my mother’s ipad (borrowed). I’ll be buying one before the year is out

    • Tech4Singers says:

      Nice! IMSLP and CPDL are my go-to websites for public domain scores. The only complication is when the conductor insists on a specific score and there are discrepancies with the public domain score – in those cases I sometimes have to buy/scan that edition.

  2. airturn says:

    Wow! What a terrific blog! Thank you so much for saying hello and making me feel welcome in the blogosphere! Keep up the great work – I’ll be reading back through your archives with great interest!!

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