Virtual music staff paper for your iPad, method #1: Penultimate

Posted: January 31, 2013 in accessories, annotation, apps, forScore, iPad, music notation, sheet music, stylus, video

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This is Part 1 in a three-part series on virtual music staff paper for your iPad or tablet.  Read Part 2, Virtual music staff paper for your iPad/tablet, method #2: PDF files.

There’s been a lot of hubbub lately about up-and-coming high-tech ways to handwrite music notation into your iPad.  In the meantime, let’s discuss some lower-tech (relatively speaking!) methods for writing on virtual staff paper on your iPad.  Over the next few posts, I’ll cover some different methods for doing this, starting with the note-taking app Penultimate.  Here is my video demo of how to set up Penultimate with staff paper.  Note that this is an iPad-only app and it requires paying a few bucks for the app and the staff paper download.  [UPDATE 3/24/13: In the comments section of this post, blog reader Brian reports that you can get free staff paper for Penultimate from ipadpapers.com.]

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  1. Brian says:

    If you go to ipadpapers.com, there are a couple of free staff paper templates that have wider line spacing than the ones you purchase through the app itself. One is piano staff paper and one is plain staff paper. You can import them into penultimate.

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